Saturday, October 8, 2011

Floral Birthday Card

Happy Saturday!  I hope you're all having a great day so far.  I wanted to share a card I made a few weeks ago.  While I was trolling those tempting dollar bins at Walmart, I found this paper and loved it.  So, I made several cards with it.

For the base, I used a shape from Elegant Edges. I welded the shadow to form the base, then cut the other layers in smaller sizes. I inked the edges of each piece with Chestnut Brown chalk ink.

I cut the rounded rectangle and shadow from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and stamped the sentiment on there in the same brown ink.  (As you can see, I made a card that said "Happy Birthday" and one that said "Girlfriends" both using the same layout)  The flower is from Serenade Solutions. I inked the edges and added a button tied with twine. The flower is attached using foam dots.

I lined the inside of the card with the same pink paper I used on the flower.

I wanted to create a matching envelope because I love this paper so much!  I cut the envelope from Plantin Schoolbook and sized it to fit on my Gypsy.  Please ignore the horrible pictures.  I tried a new light and it looked really good on my camera...ha ha.  When I loaded them on my computer, they looked terrible.  Of course, I've already given the cards away now, so I can't re-photograph!

Thanks for looking.  And....thanks for being a follower!  I love sharing with you all hearing from you.