Monday, February 23, 2015

Birthday Girl

 Happy Monday! The weekend went way too fast, as usual! We did have a great time with extended family as we celebrated the return of our nephew from serving a mission in Russia! It was such a thrill to hear him speak in Russian. He got to meet our baby for the first time as well when we greeted him at the airport on Tuesday. Lots of things to celebrate, hence today's card. One of the sweet little girls in our culdesac had a birthday so I needed to whip up something girly and sweet for her.

 Today's mojo monday sketch was perfect for the ideas that have been swirling in my head. I have been wanting to make a tiny tassel garland on a card for some time now and finally got to work. The sketch doesn't show anything at the top so I decided to use the blank space as the backdrop for these tiny tassels.  I was just experimenting, but by the time I got them all done, I was running out of crafting time, so the "experimental" ones had to do.  If you have ever made a tassel garland, you will know just how easy they are to make and so inexpensive. The background was dry embossed with the faux wood embossing plate from PTI. I just love the dimension it gives.
 I chose to use the circle image to create a little wreath of flowers. I knew some would be stamped and some would be out of felt. I really like how the mix of materials makes everything pop.  The mini felt roses were actually made out of one flower. I knew they would be too big if I used the whole thing, but used in two pieces, it was PERFECT! I love how they look so different, too. The one on the bottom was from the first portion and the one on top was from the second. I also used some adhesive pearls and flower sequins.

The flower sequins came from the "Shakers and Sprinkles" kit and they were perfect.  I had a lot of fun working on this card and I hope the birthday girl likes it also.


Debra said...

Another great card as always Kelly!

harrahx2 said...

Sweet card Kelly!

Pamela Watson said...

Very nice card. Love the birthday streamers!

Tammy Hershberger said...

How sweet... LOVE the colors on this one, too!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, I'm SO HAPPY to see you sharing on your blog again! Can't wait to visit often again see your beautiful work!
I love the birthday streamers - what a great card, Kelly!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Love the mix of paper and felt buttons!