Any way here it is:
Here are some closeups: Sorry this one is sideways...couldn't get it off or turned around for some reason....argh!!!
stamps: fun and fast notes
ink: black staz on, various for watercoloring
card stock: river rock, wild wasabi, blue bayou, whisper white, porcelin prints
accessories: aquapainter, colluzzle, round tab punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 5 petal punch, boho blossom punch, three for you punch, gold brad, river rock double stitched ribbon, 2 way glue pen, cosmo glitter. white gel pen
my...how I used the punches on this set! I really do love having a wealth of punches...it makes layering a breeze! I couldn't imagine not having them!
Are you still wondering which came first - the cake or the card? Well...I guess I will let the cat out of the bag. it was the.................................CAKE! When I finished decorating the cake...I was like...this would make a nice card. My wheels started to spin....smoke started pouring out of my ears....What did I have that I could use to duplicate that cake?????? I originally thought Roses in Winter, another retired set. I made my card front and thoguth ...that will not work. Rpses in Winter roses are too big for this card...with all of the masking I had in mind. Picture this...me starring at my stamp shelf with a very heavy heart...I had an idea and no way to execute it! And then, like a spotlight on an object in a dark room....my retired Level 3 Hostess set - Flowers for a Friend. Imagine the "ba-bing" being played with an organ inthe background. It was perfect, the roses were the right proportion for what I had in mind.
Well...I sure have a lot to say considering I didn't even get to stamp today....remember to insert very sad face....
Happy stampin' to all of you!