Friday, December 11, 2009
New Home Congrats
I was inspired by these talented ladies, Bonnie & Sharon, to grab my Spellbinders gold craft foil & Labels 5 die this morning. I cut & embossed my die and stamped Congrats in Staz-On ink on my label. I glue dotted the holly leaves & berries (cut from green & red foil & left over from a previous project) above my sentiment, punched a hole in each edge for my gold ribbon & tied it around a bottle of bubbly for a surprise toast when our friends arrive from the frozen Midwest. In hindsight, I'd have Copic colored the leaves to better match the bottle's color and layered a larger label behind my foil one. I realize my rushed effort is in no way comparable to Bonnie's or Sharon's gorgeous creations, but using what stamps/dies & little time I had, I still think they'll appreciate the thought behind it! Another friend joked that I'm "re-gifting" because these friends bought this bottle of bubbly last winter to share with us, but we never had a chance to enjoy it. So I think it was meant to be that we use it to toast them & share it together in their new home we helped them find.