Friday, July 17, 2009

Mom's Birthday Card

My mom is turning 50 on July 19th and we're having a suprise party for her tomorrow night. (she obviously doesn't follow my blog or I wouldn't be posting it now! lol) I had a heck of a time trying to make this card for her because I kept getting sidetracked and kept having to help other people with their projects, but I finally finished it last night! I embossed the little flower flourish onto the acrylic page (if you're going to do this, just make sure that you're really careful and go from both sides until it embosses, because it will start to warp). On the front page I used the chopsticks alphabet and put "Make a Wish" The rest of it is on the inside. I used my silhouette to cut out the scallops and made the envelope with it as well. The envelope is where I put my sentiments. The "50" is from the 4x8 numbers die. This is the first time I've used ribbon to tie a card (or album) together. I like the look of it, but I've never done it before because it's a little frilly for me! I'm a tomboy what can I say? hehe Oh well, I really liked how this card turned out. I was a little stressed about it because I think that turning 50 is a pretty big occasion, so I was racking my brain trying to come up with a kick ass card for her 50th. And ya know what? with all the brain racking and stressing, I came up with the idea for this card in about 10 minutes! lol isn't that always the way it happens? You can't force creativity, it will come when it's ready! hehe
Thanks fer looking!!

1 comment:

Elizabeth Roberts said...

This card is amazing. You did a great job and I bet you Mom loved it.