In honor of her special day, I made Mitra a birthday card with one of my favorite IO stamps. It's called Build-A-Tree. I've been wanting to do a scalloped circle card for a while now, so - out came the Nestabilities! This card was made by folding a piece of purple pearl paper and leaving just a smidge of the fold outside the die. The result is a 4 by 4 circular card! I stamped a couple of the tree branches across my mat and added some flowers (stamped with Violet Mist Vivid ink) and leaves (Olive Vivid Ink) and then added the sentiment in a scalloped circle - I penciled in where the branch should be in order to create an even line from my mat on both sides. Then, I went to town adding flowers, leaves, and who could forget - the birdie! I punched two holes at the top fold of my card and strung some sheer purple ribbon through! VIOLA! Done!
Check out what some of the other IO girls did!!
Hope you are all having a fabulous day! If you get a chance, go check out the new images at IO - they were just added yesterday! Click HERE for the clear stamps, and HERE for the new rubber! Lots of fun stuff!!
Tomorrow brings another Stamp Simply challenge-- and, of course, it's another fun one! Let's just say, you'll be seeing more than double!! :-)
Edited to add: I forgot to include the source for the sentiments! How could I forget? This is sooooo cool! You can find the main circle "A little birdie." HERE. And check out all the cool things you can add to the center! I used It's Your Birthday. But, other sayings are - You're having a baby, You're getting married, You got a promotion, You have a new nest, You need a little cheering up. The fun thing about IO is that you can get these either wood mounted or cling. Cling is 40% off wood mounted prices! OK! I'll stop enabling now!! (Thanks Nancy for reminding me that I forgot to include these stamps! Guess I shouldn't post before I go to bed!!)
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." ~