I inked the stamp with Stampin' Write markers in Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo and stamped onto watercolor paper. I love the texture that shows through!
I also used my Aqua Painter to add a light touch of Soft Sky ink around the embossed edges. It's VERY subtle, lol! I probably could have gone a little darker but I was being cautious. :-) I am really impressed with how easy it is to line up the coordinating embossing folder to the stamped image. Love it!
With the image so large, I didn't have a suitable sentiment to fit so I stamped one from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out each word with the retiring Medium Jewelry Tag punch and tied it onto some Linen Thread.I combined some sentiments on the inside--one from the retiring set, You Are Loved and one from a retired hostess set. I couldn't resist coloring a portion of the flowers again to decorate the inside. I hope my MIL likes it--I think it's just her style. And that's what it's all about, right? Making a card that you know is just PERFECT for that special someone.
And speaking of special someones....I passed my 4-year blog-o-versary yesterday and I remain amazed by all the special folks who visit here each day, subscribe or follow me on this crafting journey. Of course, a girl always loves comments but whether you leave one or not I am truly honored that you find a little bit of inspiration in my work. So, thank you, thank you, thank you! Be on the lookout for some blog-o-versary candy soon! ((hugs))
Edited 5/11/13: my friend, Lesley, alerted me to the fabulous Wonder of Watercolor challenge happening in the Moxie Fab World so I would like to throw this card in the mix! Thanks Lesley for alerting me and thanks MFW for some beautiful inspiration!
Stamps: Wildflower; Teeny Tiny Wishes; You are Loved; Something to Celebrate [retired]
Ink: Early Espresso; Soft Sky
Paper: Island Indigo CS; watercolor paper
Xtras: Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo Stampin' Write markers; linen thread; medium jewelry tag punch; aqua painter