Saturday, January 22, 2011
One hundredth birthday.
Here is the card for today. It is a request from a friend of mine, to send for a 100th birthday. I usually try to tie my cards to the person and Linda, when I asked for that consult, said "Yes, she has doilies decorating her house." So, I kept much of my original plan that I posted last time, but as often happens, when you go to put things together, you throw somethings out as you see them actually set on the page. I used the Martha Stewart, Eyelet Lace, punch around the page. The card is 5 x 4 1/4. I liked K&Company Handmade paper because of the mirror embellishment on the paper (which doesn't show in the photo well), because of it's vintage feel. I inked the paper with Ranger Peeled Paint and added Perfect Pearls to give it some shimmer (also doesn't photo well, sorry) and punched the 2 corners with a corner rounder. I added a bow to the bouquet of flowers from some ribbon I got at Michael's to add depth and more flourish. I also embellished with 2 sizes of pearls.
Inside I used the reverse side of the same paper. Originally I was going to use an image from A Child's Year, Cricut cartridge and glitter it, but for the silhouette to look right I had to cut it too large for such a small area of the card and it wouldn't leave much area left to write. I also planned on stamping the sentiment with a glue pad and glittering it, but since the recipient has vision problems, I thought that would be annoying, because often glittering a sentiment causes the sentiment to appear blurry to begin with. So I just stamped a Hero Arts sentiment with Memento ink. I cut the 100 from Cricut's Lyrical Letter's Cart (really getting a lot of use from that lately) at 1 inch, and inked with Peeled Paint and added Perfect Pearls.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. What would I have done different? Well, I had some paper doilies ribbon that matched the Martha punch in theme that I meant to use on the inside, but with all of the changes on the inside, I forgot. I probably would have run it across the bottom under the 100, to anchor it. I also might try other variations of this card, but I think other than that, this card stands for why I needed it.
The next project, I need to work on is table decorations for a dinner at Church. They will include smiley faces and hearts. I'm very good at making a mountain out of a molehill, so I better get started soon, plus for some reason these things always take sooooo much longer, than a reasonable person would think they should. There is some time warp thing involved here. The cards I still owe the Youth Director can be put off, because she gave me this new assignment, (I'm on the Youth Board), but I do have 2 personal birthdays, before I need the centerpieces. It's also about time to send a little love to 11 live-away, college students (kids my son went to grammar school with and kids of friends). I'm thinking hot chocolate packages in cards. It will be a busy Monday. Tomorrow, High Schoolers for lunch and chaperoning them through the Bears game.