Yesterday was my hubby's 35th birthday. I decided to pull out the set Memorable Moments, yet again. I just love the numbers and sentiments. This set is perfect for personalizing a birthday or anniversary card.
On our trip through Europe I found myself completely overwhelmed and surprised by all the patterns that I saw. So I decided to take lots of pictures of them and use them to create a series of cards.
Here's the first card in that series.
The card above was inspired by the marble patterns that I saw in Florence and Pisa, Italy.
I used this photo taken of the cathedral in Pisa.
Everyone knows all about the famous bell tower which stands beside it.
Here's a quick photo if you don't know which one I mean.
I used Whisper White, Cajun Craze, and Always Artichoke.
I brushed on a bit of Sahara Sand to add texture.
Then I decided to use the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
I turned it sideways.
I made the zig zags with the Tasteful Trims die.
I used a few punches and some fussy cutting to cut out the sentiments and frames.
And then popped everything up on dimensionals.
I ran it through the Big Shot with my new Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
I sponged on some Sahara Sand.
And voila - the finished card. What's so perfect about this card is that not only my hubby knew exactly which picture I used for inspiration, but he also loves the colours.