Here is a card I made quite some time ago but I don't think I have shared it yet. The Top Note die is the first Sizzix die that Stampin' Up offered us. I don't even remember when - probably 3-4 years ago. I remember thinking I didn't need a Big Shot and dies! HA!! Was I wrong! I don't think many of us make cards anymore without using that great machine! It has definitely taken card making to another level.
The base of the card is Very Vanilla, run through the Polka Dot embossing folder and adhered to the Marina Mist card. The Very Vanilla piece is also trimmed at the bottom with Edgelits Finishing Touch. I cut a little more than half of the Top Note from Marina Mist and another one from Very Vanilla. I stamped the poppy flowers (Pleasant Poppies) in black and used markers to color the flowers. I trimmed the Very Vanilla on the dotted lines around the edges, glued it to the Marina Mist Top Note and adhered the whole thing to the top of my card. The wide pink grosgrain ribbon is retired but I thought it looked great on this card. What do you think?
Sonny and I went to the movies Saturday and saw Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks. If you get a chance, GO see this movie!! It was so good. I was crying at the end - and even saw tears in Sonny's eyes which I am sure he would deny. The movie is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of The Alabama (a cargo ship) by Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, who takes him hostage.
Good news for Sunday ..... my STEELERS won their first game of the season!! I know it is week 6, but it was good to have a win against the NY Jets. Our ex-neighbors (in Gig Harbor) weren't very happy since Joe is a big Jets fan, but hey, I was happy!! Plus, I picked the Steelers to win in the football pool!!