Monday, May 25, 2009

Enjoy Your Memories

Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you will take the time today to remember family and friends who are no longer living. And at 3:00pm in your time zone, take a moment to reflect on those who have defended our way of life.
My card idea for today is based on the past, present and future. The layout is from today's Mojo Monday sketch 88.
Using the Dreams du Jour stamp set which has 2 beautiful messages that speak of being happy with today, but dreaming for better tomorrows, I added a little "past" by distressing the cardstock for a vintage look.
The colors are actually pale plum and perfect plum which didn't photograph true but they came out a pretty color anyway! The images in this set are fun to color. With the bold, black lines it is hard to do any wrong. *I prefer to use Staz On Jet Black when stamping in black because it is permanent and does not run when using Stampin' Up markers or aquapainters.
The pattern at the top is made simply by scoring lines on the backside!
Here's what is used for the card:
stamp set: Dreams du Jour
cardstock: whisper white, perfect plum, pale plum
ink: versa mark, staz on jet black, perfect plum, pale plum, lavendar lace, old olive
accessories: mini-library clip, old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" gingham ribbon
tools: aqua painter, stampin' sponges

Enjoy today--I hope you get time to create something!


1 comment:

Eugene said...

Like the idea of scoring on back of stock. Who needs Cuttlebug? Lol. Certainly a meaningful, colorful and well-designed piece, especially the ribbon shape. Dream on!
Cool cardin',