I am lucky to have a number of amazing, true friends in my life and this is for one of them. I guess there is double meaning since I am starting my fond farewell to some other “true” friends…one of which is Sage Shadow. I must admit that I was a latecomer to the Sage Shadow fan club. I could never make it work. Then this lovely Nouveau Chic paper came out and I am happy with every card!! But, I already have a sample of the newest colors that will be arriving in the Color Renovation (a wonderful perk of being a demo!) and I am sure that I will have new friends in no time. Until the new catalog, though, I will happily use my lovely retiring colors with reckless abandon! Yes, you’ll be happy to know that I am not at all that fickle when it comes to my real friends. They are rocks in my life and I don’t know what I would do without them!! So to my dear friend (she knows who she is), thank you for being a wonderful person!
The card uses the Splitcoast sketch challenge 278 which is a wonderful square card layout. This is another of those sketches that will become a go-to for me, I think. I used the retired SAB ’09 Botanical Blooms for the image and the words from Lovely Flowers (Hostess). While it isn’t a part of the promotion, I convinced myself that the two-step stamp was in the spirit of the Two-Step into Spring promotion (details on my side bar). The ribbon and the button just kind of came to me at the end when it didn’t look quite finished. That really seemed to put the right touch on the card.
The colors look a little washed out in the picture to me compared to the card but you get the idea. I’m so happy you dropped by. Have a great day!!
Stamps: Lovely Flowers (hostess), Botanical Blooms (SAB’09 Ret); Paper: Nouveau Chic DSP, Sage Shadow, Basic Gray, Watercolor; Ink: Going Gray, Sage Shadow, Apricot Appeal; Accessories: Gray Taffeta ribbon, Gray Corduroy button
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