First of all, thank you all who left comments or sent emails regarding the last post about Karen. Sincerely, thank you.
Second, a happier event is upcoming this July...my uncle Darius's birthday. He's a HUGE University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) fan, something that this Duke graduate in no way holds against him. In fact, I'm far more civilized about his aberrant loyalty than I am about my husband's...Darius doesn't rub my nose in it when Duke loses like George does.
Ah, what does the Bible say about a house divided? George and I just celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary in Hawai'i, so I guess a house divided by shades of blue can, indeed, stand.
But during basketball season...just barely.
Anyway, Uncle Darius has a birthday coming up, so I wanted to make him a celebratory card with a whole lotta Carolina blue. Darius is also the proud owner of a condo at a North Carolina beach, where he enjoys throwing his grandchildren in the surf every summer. Plus, I just got back from Kaua'i and feel fishy myself.
So I used my A Muse stamps to make this punny Carolina blue card:
To make the kelp and solid fish look watery, I slid the ink pads over the stamps. If you look closely, you'll see the streaky effect. I liked it. The stamped panel alone on the blue looked weird, and a dark mat looked gloomy. A white mat gives some dimensional interest and keeps the whole thing nice and light.
The focal point fish is supposed to be Darius. He will smile.
Every now and then, there's a perfect opportunity to customize a card for a particular person by using specific images or color combinations or themes. What is the last card you customized? What did you do?
stamps: A Muse
paper: SU bashful blue, PTI white
accessories: Memento Markers, dimensionals