Cathy picked some great colors for this week!
One thing I've already learned in the last four weeks with the Throwdown is that I don't use a lot of colors! I don't know that I've ever used Almost Amethyst! Crazy, I know! I do think that it is a very pretty color, and I do like the purple family a lot .... I just don't ever use it! So being a bit nervous about this color combo....I didn't stamp! I found some paper that I thought would work and I used a rub-on! No stamping! I did, however, use a bit of ink to shade the edge of the paper! I find that I do this often, make cards without stamping and rely on rub-ons and pretty paper, especially if I'm not too confident about something. I made this card for my friend's mother who has been in the hospital and had to spend her birthday there. (Hi Sue! I hope all is going well and getting better - Hugs to you and your family.)
I had a hard time taking a picture of this card....sorry it seems so big! I wanted it to look like a wrapped up gift and not necessarily just a Birthday card, and I didn't really want it to say "Happy Birthday" and I thought "Make a Wish" worked well instead! Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to check out the other Throwdown cards!
Oh ya! Today is my 14th Wedding Anniversary! Mark and I are going out to dinner (without kids) - it should be fun!