You know when you've got to do a card but you can't find an image suitable and you think you don't have any stamps at all even though you've got a gazillion? Well that was me tonight lol! Those that know me know I have a gazillion plus stamps but I couldn't make a decision to save myself. Martini Nikki wasn't the stamp I was going to go with at first...it was a Penny Black cat holding a bouquet of flowers but I wasn't really feeling it. I had looked at Martini Nikki but I had made a card using her for a friend of the recipient of this card (Ines had ordered a card for her) and decided against it. I think I took out every single stamp I owned but I always went back to Nikki so after a couple of wasted hours I decided Nikki it was!
This card is bigger than I usually do...my standard square card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 but this one is a whopper at 6 1/4 x 6 1/4!!! I'm not sure why I chose this size...think it was for the PB cat image as it was pretty big...and normally I shy away from such a large card as I figure it takes a lot to fill it but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Unfortunately the ribbon in the picture looks like it doesn't match but it goes perfectly with the pink in the striped paper. I decided to throw caution to the wind and get a button in there somehow. I remembered the 'buttony bow' from http://stampedbyhand.blogspot.com/ (I still haven't worked out how to just put a name and not the whole http rigamarole so if anyone can help can you let me know please!) and decided to do one on this card. BTW, Joanne from Stamped By Hand has a video tutorial on her buttony bows if you want to take a look ...it's easy peasy when you see it done ;D Anywho, I hope Ines likes it and I hope her husband is happy to give it to her!
I've a very special card to make for a friend later. I'm not sure how many people have made a card for this particular occasion...I know I certainly haven't and I don't think I ever will again! I know exactly what I'm going to do (makes a change lol) and it's going to be extremely simple (not the easy simple) AND I hope simple (the easy simple lol). If it get it done in time I'll post it later.
So for now, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day :D
Catch ya later x