The papercrafting goddesses have answered my prayers! Mama Elephant is hosting a photo inspiration challenge! I love and use their stamp sets so much and I'm glad that I get to participate in their challenge.
Here's the photo that I based my card on.
I liked the classy feel to the photo as well as the bold stripes and the subtle splashes of color, so I came up with this.
I don't own any border stamps (yet) so I made the black/white sun rays from the father's day ties in ME's Papa Love stamp set.
My sister suggested I emboss the buildings in silver, and lucky me, I had just purchased silver embossing powder in our local stamp store's discount bins. What luck...just a buck!
This card is for my friend, Justin, one of my closest friends from high school. We recently reconnected during our 20 year high school reunion last weekend. I spent the whole day with him and his beautiful family yesterday, where I milked a cow and rode a horse!!! Hey, that's a big deal for this city gal. I think he'll get a kick out of it. Here's me, trying to look like I'm not terrified (which I was) with Justin's horse named Lucy.
Inks: Memento (tuxedo black)
Other: patterned paper, embossing powder, stickles, enamel accents