Monday, February 25, 2013

Birthday Wishes

I have been so "on top" of my gift giving lately, I feel so accomplished! LOL!  One of my friends has a birthday on Thursday so I got to work making her a card. I had just completed a quick card ensemble as part of a friends gift last week, so I have been in card making mode.Unfortunately, I didn't get them photographed.  I might be on top of my gift giving, but not my photographing!  I am currently obsessed with this "Up, Up and Away" set from PTI, so of course I had to use it. I really like using the line art images that come with the set so I can do a little coloring.  I chose a color scheme that worked with the gift bag I had already bought.  It may lean toward the "little girl" spectrum, but I think we all have our little girl spirits somewhere inside; mine is just closer to the surface!!!
The layers on this are quite thick, so I think I will be skipping the envelope.  I am curious to see the PTI die that you can make a little box for thicker cards. Anyone tried it yet? Thoughts?  Anyway, I created the doily piece by folding four little doilies and distressing the edges. Once that was done, I added the accordion medallion. While it doesn't show that much, it really does add a bit more depth and dimension to make it pop.  The next layer is a PTI die cut and then I used the Mat stack 4 stamp set. I liked how the image didn't stamp perfectly, so it gave it an aged look. Had it come out perfectly, I would have liked that, too. But I thought that the imperfection worked nicely, too.  Before I added the balloon image, I added a little pink strip with some buttons to add another little pop.
 I used some tickets that my daughter brought home from a birthday party a few years ago. Those of you who have been here a while probably remember them from past creations. I like them, but they have the company name at the bottom of the tickets. I remedied that problem with some die-cut felt ric-rac. I love adding that to my cards.  It solved the problem and gave it some texture as well.  I almost didn't add any ribbon, because I couldn't find a good spot until I decided to balance the sentiment at the bottom with the bow at the opposite corner.  I was determined to get some on there!   Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I added a little baby ensemble here if you are interested.


Mary said...

Brilliant card Kelly. I do so love your cards and miss seeing them more often, but they are certainly worth waiting for. The colours are quite lovely and the layers are wonderful.

harrahx2 said...

Cute card Kelly. Nice to see you back again. I miss your posts! Great coloring...

Nancy Guse said...

Kelly this is beautiful!! Thanks for posting please keep them coming!