Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday

Can you imagine turning 93!  What an awesome blessing to reach that age in good physical and mental health.  We just celebrated the birthday of a wonderful lady who reached that milestone in her life.  I created a lovely card  to celebrate the occasion.  I started by creating a slightly smaller than 6"x6" base out of purple bazzill so it would slide into the 6x6 envelope I had.  I then cut a piece of white card stock and
patterned paper consecutively smaller than the base and adhered them.  (Sorry the patterned paper comes from an old kit at KC that I had cut a piece from already and I don't know who the manufacturer is.)  I then cut two frames, the larger is 4".  I inked the larger one with Adirondack Willow ink, and printed the verse from 'The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Card' on the smaller frame in a darker green (for legibility) using the font Marnie Regular.  I then glued them together.  Before adhering this to the card front I added a strip of K&Company Smitten adhesive paper ribbon to the card front where the lower half of the frame would be adhered.  I then went ahead and adhered the frame.  I also cut 3 smaller and 2 larger flowers from white card stock using my Silhouette.  I inked one of the smaller flowers a light pink colour, and the other two with Periwinkle Adirondack ink.  The two larger flowers I lightly inked the edges using the Willow ink.  After shaping my flowers I added jewels and a pearl (by Kaisercraft) to the center of the smaller ones.  I also selected a larger purple silk blossom and added the small pink flower to the center; and adhered it to the bottom left corner of the frame.  I then layer the periwinkle and Willow green flowers and adhered them on either side of the silk blossom.  I also added a small green Kaisercraft jewel to the top and bottom points of the frame.  I then took two colours of green card stock and punched out rose leaves and twigs (by Martha Stewart).  I shaped the rose leaves to give them some definition, and adhered the punchies under the flowers.  As a final touch to the front card I took a Make it Special butterfly and adhered 3 small green Kaisercraft jewels to it's body and adhered it above the floral arrangement.  As a final finishing touch I printed Psalm 118:24 along the bottom of a piece of card stock using the font and colour as the front of the card and lined the inside of the card leaving a small purple edge showing.  Happy Birthday to our dear young at heart friend.

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