I was so touched when I read the quote by Audrey Hepburn in today's Cards In Envy post. For starters, the quote is gorgeous... and, from what I've heard and read, seems to epitomize the spirit of this amazing lady.
I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day.
And I believe in miracles.
You see, I was actually named after an Audrey Hepburn movie. In my mom and dad's courtship days, they went to see the movie Sabrina. After viewing the movie, my mom declared that if they were to ever have a daughter, she would be named Sabrina. (Yes, it's spelled differently, thanks to my mom. And, Mom's spelling of my name looked so beautiful in her handwriting. Not so much in mine.)
So, I think Sabrina was the first "classic" film I ever saw. It is such a wonderful picture. (If you've only seen the remake and are a movie lover, you really need to check out the original starring Miss Hepburn, Bogey, and Bill Holden... seriously!) While I'll never come close to living up to the legacy left by Miss Hepburn, I do my best to try and make my mom proud. And, after seeing Sabrina at such a young age, it kind of puts my love of classic movies in perspective.
Okay, enough about that. Now, for today's card. :)
The card below was inspired by the current Cards In Envy Pretty in Pink Challenge. And, I must confess I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out. It feels a bit more "sophisticated" than my typical cards. Maybe there's hope for me yet.... :)
I cut out a large oval and masked off an edge of it to ink the stained-glass-like element. After seeing the result, I chose to add die-faux-stitching to just the other three sides to frame out the rest of the card. (A quick confession: Since I knew I wasn't bringing my Big Shot with me, I made this card before leaving the stash in the menopause (aka craft) room. Thankfully, Cards In Envy allows sneak peeks of upcoming challenges.) Finally, I hope the pink in the card actually looks pink. I promise it is -- spun sugar, pickled raspberry... and a worn-lipstick punched heart. :)
As it turns out, the current Operation Write Home Mid-Month Challenge is to create a card featuring stitching. Perfect timing!
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Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!