Jul 11, 2009

Birthday Mission...

I have a gal pal who will be celebrating her 45th birthday. You know what that means…I was on a mission to create another birthday card. I was inspired by quite a few things when creating this card. First off…It was easy to be inspired by this week’s Clean and Simple Challenge #22 as it was about items with a birthday theme; right on time, if you ask me.

Then, I was inspired by this week’s Sketch Challenge #236. I like the design of it as it is pretty clean and simple. While viewing this challenge’s gallery of others creations, I came across this beautiful card and was immediately inspired by the color combination…so I decided to use it. The inside of the card reads, “You’re twenty with 25 years of experience.” This sentiment was inspired by the gal herself as she has a great sense of humor and I figured she would appreciate it, which she did.

Another gal pal of mine went in together and bought her a gift card to one of her favorite local restaurants. I thought that a good reason to make a matching gift card holder. We also created a mini spa (lotions, body wash, etc) gift basket which included the card and the gift card. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good picture of the basket to share.

I really love how the card turned out AND she loved it too! Mission Accomplished!

'til I craft again or have something to say...

~Stuff Used~
Card Size: 4.25” x 5.5”; Gift Card Size: 4.25” x 7” (open); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Tsukinek); Stamps: Beauty Stems from Here (Inkadinkado); Paper: Navy CS, White CS (Georgia-Pacific), Classic K Bailey (K&Company); Accessories: Markers (Copics: R08, YR04, Y15, YG03 ), Font: Script MT Bold (Microsoft), Glue dots, Ribbon

5 COMMENTS:

Stamp and Smile said...

HI Alberta!! LOVE the sentiment inside your card... I just laughed! VERY true though!!

Adorable colors, details and the flowers are the WOW'za!! So cool how you created the flowers to be across a few layers... very 3-D'ish!! You rock girly... :)

Laronda said...

Great cards Alberta. I really like the navy ribbon and the 3-D effect of the flowers. The only thing better than one hand made card is two!

Cassie said...

This is such a beautiful card, Alberta! I just love the sentiments that you use for your cards. I tend to gravitate more towards cards like that, although I rarely use those sentiments. Maybe I should start. . .regardless, I really enjoyed browsing your blog. Blessings to you! ;D

Patti said...

This is so awesome!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh BEEEEE-AUTIFUL!!

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