Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Loved...Velveteen Rabbit Style

My friend Pam is having a birthday next week. She and I have been friends since our boys were in kindergarten. We were neighbors all those years, so it was very difficult to say goodbye when we moved south two years ago. Even though we're separated by distance, miles never really separate true friends. So, her birthday cannot pass

Pam is a very talented woman, and among the myriad things she's good at, she's a published children's book author. So, when I rediscovered this Velveteen rabbit stamp I bought a long time ago (seems to be a theme this week), I knew it would make the right focal image for her card.

I've seen some gorgeous cards made using Sage Shadow and Basic Gray card stock, so I wanted to try my hand at it. In the end, it ended up being SS, BG, silver metallic card stock, and River Rock, since the rabbit needed some furry color. I had difficulty figuring out what stamp set to pair with this image. (See why it's better to buy stamps in SETS?) Since the rabbit in the story is cherished to the point of becoming REAL, and I cherish Pam, I pulled out Baroque Motifs. It contains the word "cherish" and it has some unique background type stamps.

I used my SS marker to ink up just this little portion of this larger stamp and the Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to position it. The paper piercing mat pack gave it the finished touch.

Since Pam's moving this week, I want to get this in the mail right away to give it a week to find her at her new abode. There were many memories made at the house on S. Washington St. I'm looking forward to the time when we'll make more with her and her family in their new place.


sandra said...

very cute bunny!!!

Lydia said...

OMG HOW DID I MISS THIS?? I love this!!!!