Marni and Abdellah! Quick, close your eyes! Don't look!
Ummm, guess who these two cards are for *grin*. Turns out the newlyweds have birthdays three days apart. How cool is that?
Abdellah's card is made with a Pacific Point base and Basic Black for layers. The pic of the laptop at the beach is courtesy of Google, and the HB greeting is from SU!'s It's Your Birthday. I used the Sandy Shells SU! regular sized wheel for the background. The waves in the water are highlighted with the COOLEST gel pen EVER! That would be the Gelly Roll Stardust Clear pens I received this week from my wonderful friends in North Carolina. AWESOME! (*wiping drool from face*)
Marni's card is Pirouette Pink with Purely Pomegranite. (I love this color combo!) The stamped images are from the SU! set Time Well Spent. I used an aqua brush to watercolor the two main flowers -- with marginal results. I can't decide if I'm a watercolor flunkie or if I just need more control, like with blender pens. I suppose I simply need to keep practicing. The center of the flowers all ran together, so after I stopped weeping, I did some damage control by layering the center with Purely Pomegranite cardstock and a punched flower. I like how it looks! Then I heard a faint voice calling out to me from my stash cart, "oh, Jooooyce, use me, use me, please use me!" The voice turned out to be coming from my Fruit Punch Stickles, so I put them to good use. Because of the background stamping, this card looks busier than most cards I would send to Marni, who likes more simple designs, but I hope she'll like this one anyway. *fingers crossed*