As you may know from my last post I had to spend some time in the Big Smoke last week. (For those that don’t know what the Big Smoke is, it refers to the city.) After living out in the country these past two years, I find I like going to the city less often. I do make an effort to go to my once a month card club so I can catch up with my stamping buddies. I didn’t know anyone that stamped when I first arrived here, so I developed a habit of going to the city for an ‘ink fix’. LOL
Anyway, since I had to make the dreaded trip into the city for some training I thought I’d make good use of a rare opportunity to visit a Stamping shop that just happened to be around the corner from where I was doing the course. How convenient!!! Now I know this store stocks Anna Griffin which is what I was particulary after, but after a quick look around I found that they also stock Unity Stamps!!!! Before I left to go to Brisbane I was checking out the lastest CaardVark Challenge and noticed that there were Unity Stamps to win. I fleetingly thought to myself – Hmm… be nice to win something like that since I cant buy it. So image my surprise to see those lovely brown packages hanging on the hooks. BTW the shop is called Stamp and Scrapbook Madness which is in Cooperoo.
Enough about me, you’re here to see the card aren’t you???
I first stamped the sentiment (Unity Stamp) and then stamped a swirly border (Tuscan Rose) around three sides and then cut out. The ‘lace’ strip is cut out of Basic Grey ‘Porcelain’ papers. I added the brads which I found in the garage, LOL. A bit of creative piercing, and there you have it. My Caardvark Challege card which was to create a card using a verse or quote. I also used; Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, River Rock , Very Vanilla and; Ink – Regal Rose, Rose Red, River Rock; all by Stampin’Up!
Hope you like what I’ve come up with this afternnon, and feel free to leave a comment.