Monday, June 23, 2014

A Card for an 88th B-day

I still have a lot of older cards to post, but I wanted to show off a new birthday card I made for a friend's 88th birthday.  She came to our church for years until she decided it was time to move to an assisted living facility.

She belonged to several groups who made crafts and such.  She had given me a box of her leftovers from projects she had made.  I wanted to do something very special for her, so I made her a fancy birthday card.

I have used Marianne Designs Creatables #LR0234 and LR0270.  The design was slightly modified from a picture in an Ecstasy Crafts catalog.

The design was die cut first then embossed.  I slightly dampened the Whisper White cardstock with a sponge that I had squeezed out.  That allows the embossing to be very deep.
The roses were from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sheer ribbon was from the stash.
All cardstock was Stampin' Up.

When the center panel is lifted, this is what is underneath!  The tiny roses were Wild Orchid Crafts.

On the reverse of the center flap is the sentiment panel.  I cut the top and bottom by sliding the panel under the die on one end and over the die on the other end as I needed it to be longer than the die.

I hope you have enjoyed this card.  It was a lot of fun to make and the recipient sent me a thank you note saying she loved it and planned to keep it out where she could see it all the time!  Made my day!

Thank you for stopping by and taking time to look at the card.



EnblogSail said...

Love the sweet pink!

Lillian said...

Well, I can see why the recipient is going to keep this on display all the time - this is fabulous and so lacey and pretty!! I love the verse and everything appears to coordinate beautifully. Lucky you to get her box of treasures to recycle. Good luck on your challenge!

Pam Sparks said...

Hi Kathy - lovely card. Tilda's Town is a Magnolia challenge and to be included, your entry must have a stamped Tilda, Edwin or Magnolia character on it. (focal point)