Thanks in Reverse
Several years ago, I had an amazing friend come into my life. She found me through my Stampin’ Up! web site. Christy Tobin is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who actually lived right around the corner from me when she was growing up. Her family moved, and she grew up, and went to college, and got a job. She ended up in Connecticut, where she joined the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Family. When she moved back to Virginia, she was looking for a group to stamp with, and she found me. And, wow, am I glad she did!
Christy is the most giving person I know. The first class she attended, she brought me a really cool 3-D gift. And every time she comes to a class or a team meeting (several years later), she still brings cards and gifts. Our local team has adopted her, and we’re all better off because of it. And her Connecticut team has adopted me (and I’m better off because of that, too, because my upline has dropped and I’m kind of an orphan. Thanks, Holly Obier!).
At the OnStage Local in Secaucus, NJ, in November 2016, Christy got the Swan Lake set for her Prize Patrol prize. Prize Patrol is a cool thing Stampin’ Up! does at events. They randomly select demonstrators to win stamp sets and other products. At the Secauscus event, I got Beautiful You. (WOOOT!) Christy wasn’t as thrilled with Swan Lake as I was with Beautiful You. But I had another set that I didn’t use a lot, so we traded. This, of course, made Christy’s upline (Holly) a little upset, because she wanted Christy to stretch herself and embrace the swan.
Apologies to Holly, but I have totally embraced the swan. I love this set, and I’m so glad I traded with Christy. This card was made with her in mind.
I stamped all the images (except the swan) in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the swan in Basic Black Archival ink on a Window Sheet, then turned it over and rubbed it onto the Whisper White Cardstock so it would be facing the opposite direction.
After everything was colored, I added a bit of water to the card using Marina Mist Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. The last step was the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink.
Christy – thanks for being you! You are the best – and I’m glad we found each other!
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