I whipped this card up from the inspiration of this week’s Paper Players #341 sketch:
The simplicity of the sketch is what drew me, I almost immediately know what supplies to reach for. I owe out a few masculine birthdays and this fit the ticket. I used paper from a 12 x 12 pad “Natural Luxury” by Craft Smith. I seem to return to this book for both elegant and masculine over and over. Its a great mix of florals and patterns with splashes of shiny gold thrown in. I used a slide mount – the sort from old projectors (remember the days when you were subjected to someones family memories for hours? – sometimes that was hugely meaningful and fun, other times you wish you could clone yourself… LOL!) At any rate, these are glass plated slides with a metal looking plastic frame which I backed with coordinating cardstock and sealed in with narrow foam tape. A “shaker” card, basically. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine, the words from Stampin’ Up. I used my Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies to create interest on the sentiment banner.
I’m some weeks home from a visit to Houston Texas and I might get an inkling to post some of my favorite pics on my blog yet, we will see. For now, here is a photo of one of my favorite spring flowers from here in our Pocket Desert area of beautiful BC – a Shooting Star flower, and a little spring inspiration as well.
At night I peer into a velvet and diamond night sky,
Seeking with my naked eye,
In spring I look upon the ground,
To see if I’m blessed to have found,
In night, in day – a shooting star,
I hunt upward, downward – here you are!
- Barbara Derksen