Anyway, one of the people who made an impression on me at the reunion was Erica (Eddie's first cousin). She introduced herself as Eddie's Favorite Cousin, an on-going joke between them. The moniker remains and always makes me smile. At the reunion I got to keep an eye on her baby girl during the large photo shoot. That little baby just celebrated her First Communion last weekend (I need to get the card posted that I made). For once, I'm ahead of the game and made Erica's birthday card early! Her special day is May 19th so the challenge is to not lose the card or let the kitties destroy the ribbon flower! I don't think Erica checks my craft blog so it should be safe to post.
Sketch Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 42 ~ Super Sketchy Sunday
Color Inspiration ~ Color Chef Challenge #49 ~ Kraft, Violet, and light green
We were to use at least 3 circles in three different ways. My ribbon flower is supposed to be a circle, the personalize brad at the center of the flower is a circle, the verse is stamped on a scalloped circle and I added freehanded gold circle 'dots' for good measure.
Organza ribbon really lends to a very shabby looking flower. It was a bit tricky to get tied, but I love the final effect.
Have I mentioned how much I love my Cuttlebug? I get so carried away I don't leave enough room to sign the card! LOL
Ins & Outs ~ Favorite Cousin’s Birthday
Stamps: Well Scripted (Stampin Up)
Paper: Kraft, DCWV Shimmer, SU Whisper White
Ink: Memento Lilac Posies, Gold Pen
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (Stamping Up), Misc Ribbon, Inspirations Alpha Brad
Techniques: Dry Embossing