Monday, October 14, 2013

Pink, Girly Card

A friend of mine asked me to make a pink or purple girly-frilly card for a his daughter's MIL.  I had about a week to come up with it.  So I started thinking right away.  These kind of cards are difficult for me because I don't have a lot of frilly Spellbinders and I don't do pink very well.  So during my Saturday ritual of doing things around the house, I came up with an idea and around 9pm I finally sat down to create.  Hope you like it.  I think it turned out good.

This is using the Asian Spellbinders.  The butterfly is an SU stamp that was just the right size.  I did chalk all the layers with a pink and orange chalk to go well with the DP.  Also the "happy birthday" stamp was chalked in the same colors.  And, of course, the bow was made with the Bow Easy.  I think everyone will be pleased with this card.

Jill & Jim's 50th Anniversary

On August 31 it my was good friend's 50th wedding anniversary.  Our friend Kathi and I planned a nice dinner for them and made an explosion box.  Designing it was a little difficult because we wanted it to have some pink roses, but not too frilly since it was a gift for both husband and wife.  The following pics shows what we made.

Outside with Lid

All the layers and pockets.

A better view of all the layers and pockets.

This view shows the trellis we made.

The trellis was made with paper.  The ends are glued to a piece of acetate bent upwards. The flowers were ribbon roses cut off the stems.  The greens are some punches and Cheery Lynn dies and there are beads on a string like you would find in a bouquet.  On top of the trellis are 2 rosettes fanned out and glued back to back with dove brads.
The bells were from a ribbon we tied and glued under the rosettes.  The heart shaped 50 was punched and strung on fishing line so it looks like it is floating.  I forget the name brand of the floor of the trellis.  It's little tiny stones in clear glue.  You spread it on with a knife and let it dry over night.  Really neat effect.