Mum lives in Hampshire, quite a long way from us, so my Uncle and Aunt (her brother and sister-in-law) help out a lot when Mum needs it. And recently, Mum has needed quite a bit of help. She's midway through the renovation and remodelling of her home and my Aunt is the Project Manager - a job she's thoroughly enjoying, but takes a lot of time. Mum had an operation recently on her eye - she didn't react well to the anaesthetic and my Uncle and Aunt were there to look after Mum and take care of things for me. I've made a card for my Uncle Ian to thank him for all he does, and this one is for my Aunty Sue. They are a super couple and I love them dearly.
Stamps: Kanban - All Occasions Set (QVC TSV) - musical background, stylised flowers; Waltzingmouse - Say It Loud
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Stampin' Up! card, embossing powder and Martha Stewart punch from my stash
The Kanban stamps were a "Today's Special Value" set from QVC and as soon as I saw them I ordered them. The rose stamp was one that caught my eye and I used it on my LIM18 card. There are many stamps in this set that are just fab, but the music background and these stylised flowers seem to be perfect for this layout. I stamped the music background in Soft Suede and then stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake, which I embossed with clear powder. I coloured the flowers with Cherry Cobbler - I love the effect with the raised outline visible in the flowers. I layered the flowers onto a mat of cherry cobbler card, attached the punched borders and attached this to the base card. Finally I stamped the large sentiment onto a piece of coordinating card and carefully cut around the word, attaching it with dimensional pads! I'm really pleased with this card. It was posted yesterday morning, so hopefully, my Aunty Sue will get it today!
Now, it's late and I'm off to bed. I'll be back in the morning to check in at the Less is More challenge. See you later.