Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I have two sisters and I'm in the middle. When we were kids and the Sears Catalog would come in, my older sister and I would lie on the floor, side by side and for hours we would play "Look what I got" As the pages turned we would each declare ownership over what was on your perspective side of the page. Sometimes you got something cool on your page and the other didn't. When you got something like girdles then you would say "Look what I got" with a rather dejected voice. We would laugh through the entire catalog. What great memories I have of all the fun times we had together. I bet you played similar games with your sister or maybe brother, especially when the Christmas catalog came out.
That very same sister will be celebrating her birthday on St. Patrick's day and every year I send her a St. Patrick's type birthday card. Well, not THIS year! I made her a card that depicts just how I feel about her. She's the best big sister in the entire world!
I just had to computer generate that "Look what I got" because there isn't a stamp out there that say's that! Please notice also that I've kept my flowers to a minimum on this card. I will still have to make an envelope box for it!
Here's my card...
I used a Mo's Digital Pencil image called sisters. I bought the image with this card in mind, though the formula of it was still like feathers in the wind in my mind. You can find this image and many more in her shop, and they are all as beautifully illustrated as this one is.
Here's a closer look at the two sisters...
DP - My Minds Eye
CS is from SU
Image is printed on Cryogen White
Flowers - stash
Pearls - stash
Button - stash
Ribbon - stash
Nestabilities Large Circle die; large scalloped circle die; Fancy labels die
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl and Irridescent Gold
Leaf Branch punch - Martha Stewart
Scalloped Edge Punch - SU
Angel charm - stash
The inside of the card is quite a bit more simple. I printed my sentiment (which reads "...the best big sister in the world! Happy Birthday!")and cut it with my Nestability circle die and scalloped circle die. I added some pearls around a small portion of the sentiment. Above that panel is the same ribbon as used on the front and a bow made using my Bow Easy with a little angel charm hanging from the bow. The other side of the angel says "Made for an Angel". I use my SU scalloped edge punch across the bottom and added a small pearl to each scallop.
Here are the markers I used. I had to divide them up because they wouldn't all fit into my container and since the Caio markers have no numbers on the ends, I just layed them across the top of the container with their color #'s showing.
Well, that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog. I always enjoy a record of your visit...