Saturday, March 20, 2010

daffodils and birthdays

Here's another older card, but I'm feeling spring-ish today! Actually I've been in the kitchen all day... cooking is one of my love languages and today is my husband's birthday so I wanted to prepare him a special meal. Almost everything that I wanted to make could be done ahead of time, so with macaroni salad in the fridge, chocolate cream pie cooling, chicken marinating... I'm just taking a break before I have to go and face the piles of dishes!

This is Butterfly with Daffodils, an Impression Obsession stamp... the image is watercolored, and cut out with a Coluzzle template. This background paper is something I designed just messing around in PhotoImpact with a wallpaper image from the Graphics Fairy... not sure what process I went through on it, and I could probably never do it again!

There was a question about scoring edges the other day - I score the edges of my panels using my Score-Pal, cutting the panel to size first, and then scoring just inside the edge. (BTW, on the oval panel - I just eyeballed the distance from the edge and scored that edge with a stylus). Sometimes I score from the back, and sometimes right on the front - depends on when it hits me to do the scoring... if I have too much dimension involved to flip the panel over, I just score the panel right side up.

Speaking of daffodils, I picked up this little Lindsay's Stamp Stuff digital set from the other day... one of these days I will use all these digital stamps I am amassing... good thing they don't take up any space!

Happy weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I'm sure Russ appreciated all your hard work!
    Hope his birthday was a happy one.
    Love the daffodils & butterfly... this is such a pretty card! My daffodils were beginning to bloom with the pretty 71 degree weather we had for 2 days..... until... SNOW began falling & lasted all day yesterday. That's Texas weather for ya! I'm afraid to look at my blooms today (esp. since it's 25 out there this morning)!

  2. Gorgeous card! And happy bday to your hubby!