Meadow Lark Birthday

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Today I'm feeling all that because I can finally chew with both sides of my mouth again!  My dentist was surprised that my cavity was much smaller than he thought (buried under the huge layer of silver filling they removed from my childhood) and that the tooth hadn't cracked any further, so I came home with a nice shiny new tooth colored filling and a much more reasonable dentist bill!  Yay! Mark and I pushed through well into the wee hours last night to finish up shipping the rest of the Memorial Day sale orders, so today I can focus on something other than shipping!  You don't even know how excited that makes me!  Hooray!!!!!

My card for today is a little something I cooked up at Laurie's.  It's a good thing I got some serious stamping in there, because there has been absolutely no stamping going on since I've been back!  I used the last May Viva la Verve! sketch with the option to be inspired by something in your craft room.  I was in Laurie's craft room at the time, but she had these same Meadow Lark My Mind's Eye papers that I'd purchased at home and hadn't had time to play with it.  So I decided to go with one of my favorite color schemes... black, grey, white and a pop of soft color.

The sketch called for some little flourishy things below the oval, so I started by stamping the big swirly stamp from Happy Days directly on the patterned paper in black, then painting over it with a mixture of diamond glaze and glitter for some extra "oomph"!  The sentiment (also from Happy Days) is stamped in Black Soot on a Petite Oval Nestabilities die cut and matted.  Since the paper wasn't a "true black", I opted for Basic Gray mats and sponged them lightly with Black Soot distress ink to make them blend better with the papers.

Next I stamped the hibiscus flowers from Happy Days off the oval shape, then again on white cardstock, then colored with Copics, cut out and popped up, painting with a hint of that glitter glaze mixture.  For the horizontal panel, I slit a line in my designer paper wide enough for the ribbon, then tucked it through and tied a big bow.  I finished by adding a loop edge border punch tucked in between my layers so it would hang just past the card's edge, then decorated with some tiny little pearls and finished off with a few curled corners on my paper.

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  2. I don't know why the words didn't appear at the top :(:(
    LOVELY CARD.....

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  3. This is gorgeous Julee. I really like the "pop" of that gorgeous bow. Beautiful card.

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  4. So glad your tooth is okay! I just got back from a happy dr apt, too! This card is lovely! The way you piece together papers inspires me on a daily basis. And you bow tying - man! Can I come over for a lesson?

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  5. SO glad to hear your tooth issue was only a filling!!! Gotta love those childhood fillings LOL! I've had two replaced and have two more to go as they are wearing out. Love the tooth coloured fillings they can now put in :D Enjoy eating some of your favorite goodies :D

    Card is lovely and that bow is gorgeous!

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  6. glad the tooth is taken care of. I had a little "root canal" scare last week and I am not out of the woods yet but hopefully delaying the inevitable. Ack............ glad you are home.

    The card is fabulous!

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  7. It's simply stunning.....as always!

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  8. that ribbon is over the top fabulous!! So glad you had a good visit even with being sick :) I'm going through new stamp withdrawal....just lettin' you know!! ;) hehe

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  9. Oops, I hit enter before I finished typing! LOL That bow is just GORGEOUS, Julee! Sigh

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