Sunday, September 23, 2012

I love

that my kids are finally coming to me and asking me to make them cards, bags and other sort of crafty items  to give as gifts.  It probably has something to do with the fact that they are broke and fairly penniless but never mind that!  I am just happy that they feel that they can come to dear old mom and that they actually like what I make.  Well, generally like what I make!  Sometimes, they are really specific about what they want and other times they tell me to do what ever I think is best.....So, my middle daughter, Clarice, called the other day and asked me to make a birthday card for one of her very best friends at college.  I was so pleased to do this and she also gave me plenty of lead time......calling me a good week before she needed to have it in her hands...all I can say is SOMEONE raised that kid right! Just sayin' you know.  Anyways, her friend is such a nice kid and so much fun so I wanted to make a card that reflected her personality.  Fun, colorful and bright!  I used a favie Whippersnaper stamp....one that I tend to turn to over and over again as it works so well....I like to cut out the main image and then pop some of the images' components up on dots....add GA and stickles to really bring out the "party" aspect of this stamp image. I then added multiple layers using my "perfect ruler" set although I will point out that the first turquoise "layer" off of the image is actually copic colored.  Sometimes I leave the paper in the spellbinder die, outline around the inner edge with fine black marker and then pop the paper out and color the edge to give the illusion of a layer.  I also used the "postage stamp" die from Spellbinders and that cute little bling detail going around the edge came to me from this site.....one I visit so often as this lady's cards ROCK!  Take a peek for yourself! http://onekraftykat.blogspot.com/2012/09/tall-pumpkins-from-serendipity.html

Thank you so much for stopping by today.....I have to get outside as the weather  is spectacular!  Enjoy your neck of the woods!

Be well,
Sheila

10 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

love your happy card!

Sasha said...

This is such a lovely colourful birthday card for your daughters friend, Sheila. I love all your layers and pretty bling...she will love it! x

Barb said...

Wow, I have a feeling Clarice's friend is going to ADORE this card, Sheila! So many wonderful details, and as always - love your coloring!

Dawn said...

Super cute Sheila. Love the colours and the glitter. Great layering as well.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love this party-packed card filled with happy colors and sparkling festiveness!

Lisa said...

I always enjoy seeing how you use the postage stamp die! Sweet card filled with typical "Sheila" color and flair :) Love the little bits you popped out and of course stickles and ribbon finish it off beautifully!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is such a cheerful card ! x

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & such a fun card! Bet your daughter & her friend love it!

Ava said...

Sheila, I love the card! It's so cheery, colorful and full of bling! So well done and I know her friend will treasure your card.

Robin K. said...

Perfect card for your daughter's friend!!! A gift in itself really!! Love your style Sheila:)