Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sour Grapes?

purple-grapes-closeup Here’s a birthday card for a wine lover. I just got this gorgeous Artistic Grapes set from Kate at i {heart} papers and couldn’t wait to use it. I have a friend who loves wine, loves purple, doesn’t read my blog, and whose birthday is coming up in July. (No, not you, Pat – you’re reading this, aren’t you?) This will be the perfect card for her, and now I’m way ahead of the game. I just hope I still remember that I have the card in July.

purple-grape-birthday Digging through my stash of papers, I came across some quarter-sheets from the Enchanted collection by Upsy Daisy. I must have gotten them at CHA last summer, but Kate has them in her store. They were the perfect papers for this elegant stamp. The greeting came from an old Orchid set that Kate used to carry.

Yes, I did some fussy-cutting. With a good pair of sharp little scissors it’s not so bad. When trying to decide what to mount the piece on, I remembered that I had a couple of sheets of thin cork hidden away (although I can’t remember where I bought them). Yup, that’s real cork there – the perfect backdrop for the grapes. And it cuts beautifully with Nestabilities. I used Labels Four for this.

To tie it all together I used a piece of scrumptious antique grapes-copicsgold/champagne satin reversible ribbon that Kate also carries in the store. Oh, and these are the Copic markers that I colored with. (That’s me trying to be all artistic by putting the markers in a wine glass – I crack myself up!) 

Hmmm… I think I might open a bottle of wine if I have enough WW Points left tonight. Seems like a good way to help myself adjust to the time change. (That’s me attempting to rationalize.) I didn’t miss that hour of sleep too much this morning, but I know I’ll miss it tomorrow!

Now I’m going to go do what I was supposed to be doing today before I let myself get sidetracked by this card. Enjoy what’s left of your weekend!


1 comment:

i {heart} papers said...

Wow, you gave your paper snips a workout. Well done!