Hello, there! Today is all about wishing an extra happy birthday to my friend, Nancy, so we're having a linky party organized by Loll on her blog. Check it out, and then we hope you can create a birthday card and link it up to wish Nancy a happy birthday. Pretty sure Nancy won't mind us saying it's a milestone -- 75 years young. Seriously, if I can be as young as Nancy at 75, I'll be a happy girl!
My card makes me think of Nancy, not only because I made it for her, but because she loves nature and simplicity and alcohol inks.
This is actually regular ol' SU inks which I spread around with 91% alcohol on photo paper. I don't remember if I spritzed the alcohol or dabbed an alcohol soaked tissue, paper towel, or cotton ball. The important thing is dye-based inks and 91% alcohol with either photo paper or glossy paper. It's fun to experiment with whatever you have laying around. I'll experiment more soon and see about taking pics along the way.
I layered the die cut trees, and finished the card simply with an embossed sentiment and a die cut leaf, all on a shimmery copper card base wrapped with copper cord.
Thought I'd share a pic of Nancy and me for old time's sake. Photo was taken April 2004 in her driveway after we'd been garden shopping (we did that a lot). Nancy and I worked at the same medical center for many years, started our stamping journey together, and shared plenty of other interests, as well. Until COVID we continued to enjoy play dates and visits, sigh.
When I was looking for this picture I came across a wealth of other pics showing activities with friends, fun groups, lots of laughter. That has all quieted down for the time being. Someday we'll be normal again.
Happy birthday, Nancy!! Big virtual hugs!