TGIF everyone! Just wanted to let all the volleyball fans out there know that Josey did an awesome job last night!! She started on JV and played almost the entire time. When she did sit out, she subbed in a lot to serve....KILLER serve with lots of aces! Josey's best friend's mom and I were just snapping photos and were beside ourselves. We played volleyball together in high school so it brought back lots of memories. Good times, good memories.
Okay on to today's cards. Have you noticed the popularity of the fancy roosters in home decor? I've seen them everywhere. Karen Lockhart has now added a fancy rooster to her collection too. I colored my rooster with Copic markers in shades of deep reds and greens. Karen has added a lot of detail to the feathers so there's lots of possibilities when it comes to colors. I also paper pieced the wing to give the card some additional dimension. I cut out my colored image with the new Spellbinder's Label 1 die template and then airbrushed it with a light tan Copic marker. The scallops of this label die really added to the elegant look I was hoping to achieve with this card.
I was particularly pleased with the finial leaf type stamp above the rooster. It's from Papertrey's First Fruits set and it works perfectly! I had to stretch out the ends of the stamp a little bit when placing it on my acrylic block but that is super easy to do because the clear stamps are flexible. It aligned perfectly above my label die, I'll definitely be doing this again.
I stamped *thankful* from the First Fruits set below the rooster accent and then added three decorative pearls to my finished card. For the patterned paper, I used Webster Papers which added to the rich feel of the card. Be sure to check out Cindy's store called Star Lit Studio. She has a brand new website full of fun stuff! I'm just so pleased with this layout. I think that it would make a beautiful invitation for a fall gathering, perhaps printing the invitation information on the label part...so elegant.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I know that we enjoy those two days off so much.....sleeping in, no pressure of getting homework done, no where to go...ahhhh. Tonight though we're heading to our first high school football game. There's a tailgate party to start off the season, which means supper is already planned...hotdogs and chips, woohoo!! I hear that all of our Senior boys on the team got mohawks, that should be a sight to see!!