Monday, February 18, 2008
For a Big Birthday
My husband has a cousin who is celebrating a big birthday this weekend, much to her surprise, so I wanted to make her a special card. I though for this one it should be elegant instead of whimsical...see I can do both! Anyway, rather than my usual color it and see what paper I have to coordinate, I picked all of my patterned paper first. The layout of this card I picked up from Pam (4hounds) at Indigo Studio. She creates the most beautiful layered and 3D flower images. I stamped the large flowers, all images from SU! Delight in Life, in Versa Magic Aegean Blue and all the small flowers in VM Jumbo Java. The two flowers are stamped on the same KandCo. paper...the red polka dot is the reverse. I cut them out and added brads, the large ones from Making Memories. The sentiment is stamped in Memories Artprint Brown, on cream cardstock and layered on more polka dot pp using my Nestabilities. It is matted on additional KandCo. paper and the flowers were popped up all around it. The edges of the flowers and panels are sponged with the Artprint brown too. The ribbon is through a slide from the SU! Hodgepodge hardware collection. It turned out to be a really large card, six by six square and the their is quite a bit of dimension...I guess I have to put it in a box! How does everyone else package these large cards? If you have any clever ideas please let me know, thanks!!