My Sara turned 21 last month…in Spain. I’m sure it was wonderful, although not quite the thrill it is to turn 21 in the U.S. It was a little challenging for her dad and me since we didn’t feel confident sending her birthday gift through the mail – a 21st birthday present should be something to remember, and entrusting such a gift to the Spanish postal system made me nervous. So Sara has to wait until she’s back in the U.S. before she gets her gift, and we sent this card to let her know we were thinking of her:
- Bliss (SAB 2011), Charming and Well Scripted (retired mini) stamp sets
- Whisper White, Pear Pizazz and Baja Breeze card stock
- Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist and Night of Navy Classic ink pads
- Vanilla Smooch Spritz; Stampin’ Sponges
- Pear Pizazz Seam Binding
- Pearl jewels
My little point-and-push doesn’t pick up the Smooch Spritz but trust me when I say it’s there. I’ve discovered that if you want a nice, even Spritz you need to press the plunger with complete authority. No hesitation here, my friends. If you hesitate, you get blobs. This isn’t such a big problem with Vanilla but it doesn’t work for me with Gold and Log Cabin. Bloppy. Blech.
The flourish stamp was inked in Marina Mist, then sponged with Night of Navy around the edges. The butterfly is cut out and attached with a glue dot for just the tiniest bit of lift. Yes, you guessed it; this is a One Stamp Card. When the stamp costs $.98 (International rate) one should be enough – and we don’t want to give the Spanish post office any excuses for delaying these birthday greetings.