German Phrase of the Day: Das beste Obst bekommst du auf dem Markt. = You get the best fruit at the market. Yesterday we had veggies, today we have fruit. These were among my first German words...as I've said I do ok when it comes to food! ;-)
Last week there was a challenge on SCS to Case the New Catty. Well...my absolute favorite sample in the new book has to be the Boatloads of Love sample on page 53. I mean...the use of the designer paper is just wonderful, and the way they reused the punched out word window strip is just brilliant!
I hadn't used my new Zoofari set yet, and really wanted to get it a little dirty, so I pulled that out. And in looking over my DP, I decided that the Petals and Paisleys striped paper would work perfectly. I used my brand new aquapainter (I finally broke down and bought a new set...my old ones are getting a little frayed, and I promised Julia she could have them when I got new ones...she's been bugging me for them for at least 6 months!) with ink pads to color in my little animals there. I used some river rock to give them some ground. For the sentiment, I didn't have a happy birthday sentiment that fit really well in the space I had, and that I liked. So...I used a Happy Belated Sentiment from the "It's Your Birthday" set, and just stamped Happy first then Birthday, using my SAMJ to get the alignment just right. Oh yeah...and I used the balloon from Tutu Terrific...just decided they really needed a balloon, and that was the only one I could think of that I had. Maybe I should remedy that and get the Big Bold Birthday set from page 63...what do you all think??
I'm super happy with how this card turned out...now I just have to figure out who to send it to! :-)
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Zoofari, It's Your Birthday, tutu terrific
CS: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Petals and Paisleys DSP
Ink: Old Olive, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, basic black, cool caribbean, river rock, regal rose
Acc: aquapainter, word window punch, corner rounder, crafter's tool kit, bb brads, dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig