Hey blogger peeps, it's me again. Wow, can you believe that this is my third post in less than one week? What's up with that? I must be feeling inspired I guess.
The card I have for you today has an itty bitty story behind it. Last month I posted about a girlie weekend I had away in Michigan with some of my most favourite peeps in this world, Charlene, Pat, Wendy and Darlene (Scrappy Dues). We all attended an event known as the Crop-A-Faire that was held at the Hampton Inn in the Sterling Heights area. While we were there, we sat along side two very lovely ladies, Karen and Linda, also from Michigan.
Let me say that we gals yakked way more than we accomplished, or at least Darlene and I did, but to me it was well worth it. I don't get to attend events like this very often, and let it suffice to say that there were very few dull moments especially when Darlene started telling us of her childhood sibling rivalries.
Both Karen and Linda’s focus was scrapbooking. Darlene and I brought along our Copic markers, and a ton of images to colour, and yeah that ended up being wishful thinking that's for sure.
As we conversed over the weekend Karen showed me this adorable wood mounted stamp that I am using today on my card. She told me that it was her intention to use the image to make cards for the people that she worked with in order to portray the importance of teamwork. I totally fell in love with this image and her reason for using it, so I asked her if I could stamp a couple of copies that I could use at a later date. My intention was to design a card using the image, and then send it to her so that she would have it as a sample. Or perhaps she could design her own card using this one as a sketch. I tried to keep the card clean and simple due to the fact that she would have to mass produce the card. I think she had a a really great idea, and that the stamp was a perfect one to use for make her point. I gave her my email, but I have yet to hear from her to get her mailing address. So Karen, if you are following my blog this is the card I made for you. I will tuck it away and hope that you will contact me so that I can forward it on as I promised.
After I assembled the card I was puzzled with regards to a sentiment or title if you will, and decided that; "I'm here for you" was pretty much a "catch-all" term and could mean so many things to so many people. Let's say for example a person is struggling with a particular issue, has lost their pet, a friend or a relative, don't you think this little saying pretty much portrays the role you are willing to play in that persons life?
I chose a soft colour palette because bunnies are so soft and gentle. I didn't use any bling except for a touch of stickles in the centre of the flowers. I made the flowers using a MS punch, and I also used a MS border punch.The card stock is basic everyday stuff from my stash, and "I'm here for you" was simply printed out using my computer. .
I used a little bit of glossy accents on both the toothbrush to create a shiny plastic effect, and on the hot/cold portion of the tap to make it look as if they were made from porcelain. I had to crop the picture so you could in fact see that effect.
I am going to enter my card over at the Color Me Creative Classroom Group Challenge # 38 titled; Fuzzy-Wuzzy Furry Animal Antics. I hope you liked my card today, and thanks for stopping by. I'd also like to mention that I truly appreciate all of the lovely and kind comments you leave behind :)S