I have had this stamp called Lady Jude by KaiserCraft for quite awhile now but I had only used her once. I stamped her in black and colored her dress pink but is was so black that I put her back on the shelf and never used her again. I happened to see her on a card in a magazine and she was stamped in brown on kraft paper. Wow what a difference. I fell in love with her all over again. I decided to see what she looked like stamped in brown on vanilla paper and she was just as lovely.
I used a MS punch for the fan part of the tag and gold sticker trim along the sides and bottom. The sentiment stamp says it all. It is from the line Funny Bones by Riley & Company and they are hilarious. I used Spellbinders Label 16 to cut it out. A piece of black satin ribbon and a few black rhinestones finished her off. The polka dot paper is actually Halloween paper from Carta Bella called All Hallow's Eve.
The card below is a different version of Lady Jude. I stamped her on kraft paper as I had seen in the magazine and then cut her out (not my favorite thing to do) layering her on a piece of black card stock that I had run through the Cuttle Bug using Tim Holtz's new embossing folder Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately she is placed directly over the tower which was poor planning on my part. This time I used Spellbinders Decorative Label 1 to cut out the sentiment and used black seam binding as my ribbon. The designer paper is from the Poetic Postage pack by The Paper Studio which is a favorite of mine.
I won't be posting for two weeks while I am in Florida. Off to spend some time with my gal pal Carol. I think I am more excited for this trip than I was the Hawaii trip. I fly out Friday and I will be there in time for an afternoon by the pool. I am looking forward to visiting The Owl and the Pussy Cat stamp store when I get there. She always has unique stamps and her cards and altered art projects are just beautiful- truly inspirational.
We are just starting to get our nice weather here in Michigan. The DH and I put out the deck furniture today and got the fountain running. He cooked chicken on the grill while I made potato salad. It was nice to sit out on the deck and have a nice summer meal. Nothing like grilled chicken, iced tea and potato salad to kick off the season.
~Have fun and enjoy!