And here's my 2nd card. I actually didn't follow any sketch this time since the image was so huge! I got this Milton stamp from the recent All That Scraps sale. Now I'm thinking I should have gotten more while they were on sale!
Anyhow, I mostly just spent all my time coloring. The image fit nicely within the largest lattice rectangle. I just had to trim the card base down to 5.25 inches and rounded all the corners. The sentiment is from a Borders and Corners set from Papertrey Ink, punched with a Marvy punch (yes, I actually bought the matching punch just so I could use it with these rectangle stamps so I guess I should make things more often!). The red ink is from Technique Tuesday that I got during a class that I took at a Creating Keepsakes convention a few years ago. It stamped pretty nicely. I'm still looking for a nice brand of ink that has a nice range of colors. I'm thinking at some point I may try the new Ranger Archival inks. That is, if I can ever devote myself to crafting. Seems like school is only getting busier! My older one seems to have so much homework, which I wouldn't mind if he could do it all himself, but I have to check his work and quiz him...while playing with, feeding and bathing the younger one. I think once both my kids are in school, I will only want to veg on the couch with the TV. :-) Hint, hint to Eva.