Happy Birthday, Karen!
Erin & I have joined forces to wish a dear friend a sweet birthday. While we've never met in person, I consider Karen to be a true friend, and feel lucky to have her in my life. Her words of kind encouragement always come at the perfect time, and her talent is always beyond inspiring.
Erin & I decided to quasi Carbon Copy ourselves in Karen's honor! We've used the TCM sketch & May Arts ribbon & Skipping Stones Designs 'grunge'. I've also put Jay Gee's challenge to work- a site that was introduced to me by Karen. And I've used Skipping Stones Designs stamps that Karen generously gifted to me! (heartsong, grunge & garden stamp kiss)
The focal image was cut with spellbinders die, stamped & enhanced with Prismacolor pencils. The center strip was stamped, then machine stitched on each side. As soon as I saw Jay Gee's challenge, this MME paper came to mind. The banner is a new to me tool/trick. The top banner is the size/shape of the spellbinder die, but I only cut part way, turned it around/lined it up & cut again for a double-ended banner!
I tried to capture an ombre look on my banner by heat embossing with clear & topping with ink. Also shooting for some ombre on those punched flowers.
Wishing you a fantastic birthday, Karen!
Thanks so much for stopping by- head over to see Erin's creation in Karen's honor- and stop by the birthday girl's blog to wish her a happy birthday yourself!!