I'm using the stamp of the month for April for the Open Stamping on 4/28. This will be the last one before I travel up to Minnesota. I'm hoping to see my friends one more time before I go!
I stamped and heat embossed on vellum for the butterflies. Then I colored them with the Shin Han (alcohol) markers and cut them out. They were adhered to the card front with just a sliver of tape adhesive under the center of the body so that the wings could be lifted. The stamp set also had a nifty, small diagonal stripe border that I stamped in three different colors. I added a small twine to cover up the small gap between the Blossom and Sugarplum borders. The thanks is also in the same stamp set and I used Bluebird, but will use Carolina next time since it's just a little softer.
Hope you like it!
We were in a death-watch for several weeks and finally went to the funeral (Steve performed with the Bishop of New Hampshire). It was a very close friend of Steve's (50+ years) and his family was there. I feel so close to his widow, Susanne. She is one of those people who make you feel instantly loved. Our time together this visit was short, but we packed in a lot of story telling and as much laughter as possible.
As always, it's good to be home.