Well today marks the last day of my sweet summer holidays :( I find it kinda bittersweet - I enjoy the idea of meeting up again with the fabby team I work with, but these six weeks have been a blast: I've never squeezed in so much inky time before and I just know that my stamps are calling me to stay! If they had eyes, they'd be big puppy dog eyes that I couldn't resist....
But let's not get all down in the dumps. I'll still have time to get inked up during term time but I'll just have to be more organised with my time - ha!
The end of the summer hols here signal not only heading back to school, but the wedding anniversaries of mine and my guy's parents. Hard to believe that my folks have been married for over 40 years!
So two anniversary cards needed whipping up and I decided to make two identical cards. Not something I'd normally do, but it saved on time and I'll confess that I really loved how quickly this design came together from simply looking at the current Play Date Cafe Challenge:
Well this colour combo just screamed out to be used for a CAS anniversary card!
Super CAS and I'm unashamed to admit that it makes my own heart skip a little beat y'know :)
I decided on layering the heart on top of the sentiment seeing as I wanted a portrait orientation to the card. It's easy to do: simply stamp your sentiment first, layer a piece of acetate over it, place the heart where you plan to adhere it and stamp the sentiment again (the joy of clear stamps means you can see exactly where to stamp for this!) Notice that I got my impression plate the right way around for this card *wink*
And seeing as I've made this card - it seems to fit nicely into the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge.
The book that could inspire a card like this for me would have to be Romeo and Juliet. Yes, I know it's a play but we read it as a book at school :) Love totally dictates the actions of the main characters and love commands all the attention on my CAS card with that heart *wink*
Right so that's the anniversaries catered for - I now need to go pack my school bag for tomorrow (I swear I took this career path because it meant I never had to feel like I'd grown up! Do you remember having to pack your school bag the dreaded Sunday night before Monday?) . Here's hoping that I'm eased back into the routine gently with no students present tomorrow; the real fun starts when the whole school returns on Wednesday *grin*
Thank so much for stopping by and visiting me!
Catch ya later!
Stamps: Frame It (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Concentric Hearts Die (Provocraft)/Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)/Bling (Zva)