Monday, April 11, 2011

93 years

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I am back with a fun and different card.  Not something I normally create.  Because of that I like it and I don't like it.  I love the shabby look it seems to have, to me anyway but I am also not sure if there is just too much going on or not.

This card is for my grandmother.  My grandmother is 93 years old today.  She is my last grandparent and now that we have moved I am no longer close to her.  I miss her terribly and loved the 3 years that we got to spend near her, my parents and my sister.  Being military brings it's joys and disappointments when it comes to moving.  I love moving and getting to see new places I would never go to but being away from family can be hard.
Back to the card.  I used simply chartreuse for the base.  The PP strip and the sentiment scrap are both PP from My Mind's Eye "Home is where the heart is".  I just love this paper.  So fun and such bright colors.
I used my Martha Stewart border punch for the PP and the twine is really just some rope I bought a long time ago from my local BX (base exchange) at Edwards AFB.  I tied it at the top and glued a blue button tied with terracotta tile DMC floss, I also added a metal charm for some extra fun.
The sentiment was stamped with staz-on ink on PP that was stamped (WaltzingMouse stamp...Label's 4) with dark chocolate cat's eye ink first and then again with versamark and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The doily is from Hobbly Lobby and is actually for baking (the idea I got from Dawn).
The flowers are from my stash, I can't remember where they are from.  I also rounded the bottom edge to match the round flower.  I love that little touch.
Oh yeah, the cardbase was stamped with simply chartreuse and heat embossed with kaleidescope embossing powder.  I realize after that using regular ink doesn't work so well with embossing but I still like the uneven cover it gives it.  I hope my grandmother loves it as well.
Happy Birthday Grandma!!!  We all love and miss you.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


1 comment:

Lorie said...

The card is so pretty Missy! I bet your grandma loved it!