Yesterday was World Card Making Day. I was working on some cards but not the kind I usually post here. The daughter of a friend of mine is getting married next weekend and I was asked to do the placecards for the reception. I should say that I was asked to do the lettering on the placecards to be more specific. So for most of the afternoon I was "practicing" my calligraphy. I haven't done anything formal in a while. I've only done ocassional name tags for events at school, and those were done on the fly with a calligraphy marker set that I keep in my desk. The cards that I was working on yesterday require a lot more attention including calligraphy nibs, bottled ink and rubber eraser. The practice sheets will also serve to help make sure of the correct spacing of the names.
Since I didn't get a chance to make a card, I will post a picture of another birthday card that I made last month for one of Rachel's coworkers in her old school.
I used my Eastern Blooms stamp set. I love that big flower! The background was stamped in VersaMark on Tangerine Tango CS. The scalloped piece is out of Kiwi Kiss CS and I used Summer Picnic DSP in the square which has two layers backing it - Kiwi Kiss and Real Red. I was pleased with the bow which is from the striped KK grosgrain and tied with white organdy.