Friday, January 24, 2020

2020 Stash Party #2 - Party Like It's Your Birthday - Split Card

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
This card is the second project created for my self-challenge "Only Use Stash!"  My goal is two-fold.  I want to navigate 2020 without purchasing craft supplies and to use dies, stamps, digital images, and equipment that has sat unused and neglected, some for years!  In this project, I was able to use old paper, old stamps, and dies.
Mimi in Paris
 I have two stamp sets that are absolute favorites of mine but I have not used them for years.  This darling stamp is from Mimi In Paris.  The other set is called Mimi and Miles and is equally charming.  As soon as I knew I was going to create this split card, this adorable Penny Black stamp was my first choice for an image. 
I purposely kept the interior of the card simple. I added a rhinestone to the little flower to match the rhinestone on Mimi's beret and the bow on her little dog.
The dog reminds me of my Minature Poodle, AWOL.  My husband gave AWOL to me as a gift shortly after we were married.  We were both in the military and both worked in highly classified areas.  His job required a lot of travel and he could never tell me when he was leaving, where he was going, or how long he would be gone.  Since we worked under these high-level security clearances, we could not even discuss our work with each other.  The Hubster thought a dog would keep me company.  I named him SGT. AWOL Harris because when we were driving back to the base, he crawled into the hubby's open shirt and into his sleeve.  There he sat with his little head poking out, thoroughly enjoying the wind on his face.  He was so tiny and so cute...I miss him until this day.

I learned this card style by watching a Jennifer McGuire video on YT.  I write down the steps for my favorite projects because it is a time saver for me.  I don't have to sit through the chatty parts that are fine the first time through but drive me batty after that.  So, you can watch Jennifer's tutorial if that is your preference!
For my Step-by-Step Tutorial, CLICK HERE

Penny Black 'Mimi In Paris' Clear Stamps Sheet

Sentiment Stamp: Stash

Stuff I Used: