I had a lovely lunch yesterday with some amazing stampy friends. The guest of honor was my sweet friend Libby, who is moving soon.
Libby is one of my original stampy idols when I first discovered stamping blogs. I still can't believe that we got to become friends, and that through her, that I met so many other talented and fun girls.
Libby lives at the opposite end of town, but she and I have violated that unspoken Austin law never to cross the river often - to stamp, experience the deliciousness that is Taco Deli and Phil's and do all the arty and crafty things that Austin has that brought us together in the first place.
I will miss this sweet, gentle girl and her beautiful kids, one of whom I'm fairly certain will be the next Jack Hanna, and the other - a ballerina :).
I thought I should make her a little something blue.
Stamps: Delicate Doilies (July 1), Love & Care Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper:First Edition, Crumb Cake, Pool Party (July 1)
To make the rosette, I used a strip of First Edition DSP, that I punched on one side with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I followed this tutorial to make it, with one change. After you adhere the ends together and form it into a rosette, instead of glue, I just stuck a small strip of Sticky Strip across the back - it's fast and holds it together. When you're ready to put it on your card, you already have adhesive on it.
I did a Direct to Paper tutorial this week (If you missed it, it's here, including a video) and so I used White Craft Ink to fade the print on the First Edition DSP so that I could stamp a greeting on it. I dried it with my heat gun, and then used a circle punch to punch an arc out of it so that it wouldn't show behind the Pool Party scallop that I cut with the Perfect Pennants die.
It's soft and sweet, just like my buddy. I wish you the best, Libby, but man, do I haz a sad.
Bon voyage girlie. See you on Twitter.