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Monday, November 23, 2015

A birthday card for my sister...

My sister's birthday was November 19, and I made this card for her with a couple of stamps from "A Year in Flowers 3" by Flourishes. I started out by adding a strip of pink cardstock across the width of my mat and then layering some lace trim on top of that. I also heat-embossed "Birthday Wishes." My DSP looks a little splotchy in the photo, but it's supposed to have a sort of distressed look. That wasn't caused by me trying to make cards with greasy fingers!! lol

I had to look online to see what colors I could choose from for my cyclamen. I knew they came in shades of pink and purple, but I didn't know if they came in other colors, too. What I found is that they are pretty much limited to pinks, reds and purples.

I chose a pink for my image. I know my sister likes pink (or at least she used to!) and it looks really good on her, too.

I colored my image with ProMarkers and cut it out with a stitched oval die.

My little tag was cut by hand, and I inked around it to give it a little more definition.

To decorate the inside of my card, I used a strip of my DSP and cut a couple of flowers from my lace trim for each end of it.

I can hardly believe it is nearly Thanksgiving! I will hopefully have a couple more posts during the rest of this week, but I can't guarantee anything - it's going to be a busy week!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Cheryl! You did an amazing job coloring the beautiful flowers! Surely your sister will treasure this! Hope she had a Happy Birthday!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty card - love the flowers and your coloring is great. I'm sure your sis loved her card.