Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank You to Lisa

My little sister made me a handy little booklet to keep my Copic color combinations in and to say Thank You I made her a card (I mean, aren't we always looking for a chance to make a new card?). I was so excited to have finished my card that I put it in the mail to her before I took a picture and had to ask her to snap it and e-mail me some shots! Okay, maybe it wasn't so much my excitement as it was my rememberer not being as good as it  once was, but that's beside the point! 



On this card I knew Lisa liked red so I had to make red the predominant color. And, since I like pinks & purples, I thought it was pretty neat to find a paper with a pink & red pattern. By far, the hardest part of making this card was pleating the ribbon to frame the stamped image. That ribbon is a 1/4" gossamer like ribbon with a think satin border on each side. And along with my rememberer getting older, my fingers have too. But it was a labor of love so I plugged away and finally got a length sufficient to make the frame. (Thank goodness the stitches are glued under the stamped image pieces so no one can see that less than stellar handiwork!)

The stamp is ROSE'S GARDEN by Sarah Kay from Stampavie. I honestly have no idea who the paper is by. I got it from my favorite local scrap-booking store. The ribbon is rather generic from Michael's. And of course she was colored with Copic markers. 

There is actually a little kitten in that image, and he is colored also, but unfortunately he had to be sacrificed to allow for the little thank you sign from my In My Garden Cricut cart. The little garden tools hanging from the grommet holes in the top left are from that same cartridge and just dangled using beige cross-stitch floss. 

All in all I'm pretty pleased with this card.

1 comment:

  1. As the proud recipient I will add that I was VERY pleased with this card. The picture does not do it justice! It's simply beautiful and I love the little trowel and spade.

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