Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Romantic Forget Me Not

Well, it's not really the way it sounds.... My 20-YO daughter was awarded "Assistant Manager of the Year" last week by her company! She's only been in that position since last fall, so it came as quite a shock to her that she'd win such an honor. She works full time, attends a community college part time, and lives on her own, and the word slow apparently isn't in her vocabulary. No matter what she does, she's a real go-getter, so her receiving this award really didn't surprise me all that much. That girl's got a LOT of potential (yes, I'm bragging a little...but it's true!).

Anyway, I wanted to make her a card to let her know how proud we are of her, and I thought this Rubber Romance stamp (can't for the life of me find it online to get the name of it for you though -- sorry!) would go well with several stamps in the new Great Expectations sentiment set by Verve Visual. What do ya think -- is it too hokey? It's supposed to be me talking on the phone to her (which we do nearly every day). And while I wish I had time to lounge around on the bed in a pretty slip once in a while, this image is quite a stretch to really be me (homeschooling two young ens seriously impacts one's 'down time' -- not to mention that since I quit my job as a legal secretary/paralegal ten years ago to be a SAHM again, I rarely wear anything but jeans -lol).

What I found ironic about this card is that the two designer papers I'd selected to use are from two different Bella {Bohemia} collections from My Mind's Eye (that I picked up recently at my LSS) called "Mother" and "Little Girl" -- kinda cool. Now, I know at 20 she's not literally a little girl anymore, but hey, she's still my daughter...it works for me. ;)

The sketch is from last week's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast, and was presented by Amy Rysavy. I really like this sketch and was especially happy to find that it still worked well (I think it did anyway -lol) after adapting it to accommodate the size of what must be a king-size bed.

I stamped the image in Timber Brown Staz-On on watercolor paper. I then attempted to color it in with my CTMH markers and waterbrush (I'm still looking forward to having time to practice with this technique...so don't give up on me just yet -lol). I cut out the headboard and let the Mini Harlequin designer paper act as "wallpaper." The matted image was then layered onto Twilight and again on Cocoa cardstock. The card base is Petal cardstock. The luscious Dots designer paper has layers of Petal and Cocoa behind it, and the stacked ribbons are wrapped around that piece. (BTW, among the goodies my mom brought me last week was this dusty blue with brown trimmed ribbon by Martha Stewart -- perfect timing! Thanks, Mom!) The sentiment was stamped in White Daisy pigment ink onto the back side of one of the designer papers and then adhered to layers of Petal and Cocoa. Both the stamped bed image itself (not the entire panel) and sentiment piece are adhered to the card with dimensionals. The Dew Drops were added for balance.

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Supplies: Cardstock: Petal, Cocoa, Twilight (CTMH); Patterned Paper: "Mother" Dots, "Little Girl" Mini Harlequin {Bella} Bohemia collection (My Mind's Eye); Stamps: image (Rubber Romance), Great Expectations (Verve Visual); Inks: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), Smoky Plum, Twilight, Cocoa, Black, Vanilla Cream, Blush, White Daisy pigment (CTMH); Other: Cocoa organdy, watercolor brush (CTMH), blue/brown ribbon (Martha Stewart), Water Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), foam mounting tape, pop dots


Carolyn King said...

what an awesome card---love that rr stamp---funtastic!

Barb W said...

Hi Christi,
This card is lovely. I especially like the reason why you created it. The colors are perfect together and very soothing. Great stamp...I wish I could lounge in my slip, too. ONE day, we will. :-)
Be Blessed~Barb

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Jeanne said...

Super card and awesome reason for creating it. What an honor for your go-getter! You are justifiably proud and I think it's neat you making a card for her to commemorate the honor.

PS-yep, I think it's safe to plant now-LOL

Paula said...

How nice of you to make her a card. Congratulations to her on achieving her award. You go right ahead and brag. Isn't it an amazing feeling to have your adult children be successful? Your card is very cute. I love the sentiment. Congrats to both of you!

Leslie Miller said...

Your card is adorable! I know your daughter loved it. Rubber Romance has some of the best "girl" images. Oh, my goodness, what I wouldn't give to have your daughter's energy. She'll go places, for sure! You have every right to be proud!

Korin said...

Fabulous card and I love that image. How different! I don't think it's hokey!

Congrats to your daughter!