Friday, March 30, 2012

Card for Sarah

Card for Sarah, take 1


I just finished this card for my niece, Sarah.  Her birthday is coming up the beginning of April.  We have that occasion to celebrate, plus she just placed third at the National Ski Championships for Paralympic athletes in Aspen, Colo.  She is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a mono, or sit ski, but is unstoppable!  I'm proud of you, girl!

 Now, back to the card. There's actually 2 takes of the card in this post.   I used the March Kit of the Month from Unity to stamp the banner, stamping it a few times on different patterned papers (American Crafts Confetti), cutting them out, then piecing them on the banner I stamped on the yellow paper. I blinged it up a bit with a paper flower, some glitter and pearl pens by Viva Decor.Inside the card, I simply stamped the sentiment, "Happy Birthday to you".  In take 1, I glued the yellow paper to the base, dot paper and thought I was done. But, while taking picture of it.  It seemed lacking. 



Card for Sarah, take 2


So, back to the studio I went, added a piece of paper I had used in the banner, got out one of my favorite tools -- the Corner Chomper -- and in no time flat, I had a card I liked much better. So, this is the one I'll send her.  What do you think?  Did the patterned paper behind save the card?  Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention:  at an antique show at a mall in a town about 15 miles from us, I found a floral frog last Saturday.  If you look closely, you can see it holding up the card in these 2 pics.  I'm so excited!  I feel like a real card maker now! For $3! 

10 comments:

  1. Lovely card for your niece, Julie!! I love the paper pieced banners, they look beautiful.

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  2. Delightful! So colorful and fun. :)

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  3. Really cute! Love the colours.

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  4. what a great card, love the ribbon/bow

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  5. I love that banner and I think I like the second take better. Great deal on the frog. I saw some for $10 in Jan. and couldn't make myself spend that much on one! What size is yours?

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  6. Fabulous card for an inspiring athlete!

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  7. Turned out cute...love the color combo....man, I NEED to play with this stamp...seeing so many great little cards with it! TFS!

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  8. I love, love, love how you used this KOTM stamp!!! This is awesome!!! Congratulations to Sarah!!! That is one fabulous accomplishment :)

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