Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Birthday card

On to the next birthday in my family. My sister Theresa's birthday. I haven't even mailed this card to her yet, though her birthday was the beginning of February.  A month late....I'm hoping the card will wow her so much she'll forget how late it is!

I made an A2 card base from Baja Breeze Stampin Up card stock and used 3 sheets of patterened cardstock from the DCWV Doodlin' Around stack. I made the pleats of the pleated paper strip consistent by using my Martha Stewart score board. I scored the 8" paper strip at 3/4", then 1/2" intervals, repeating the pattern until I reached the end of the strip. I matted the simple patterned cardstock on the base, then added a decorate strip from another patterned sheet of card stock and topped both with the pleated patterned strip.  Next, I added some ivory lace ribbon at the top of the pleated strip. Happy Birthday was stamped on a square of cardstock punched with a decorative paper punch. I matted that onto a square cut from more Baja Breeze cardstock and adhered it to the card. Lastly, I embellished the card with paper flowers and adhesive pearl centers, and used a Viva Decor Pearl pen to add  pearl dot accents.

I also decorated the inside of the card using the same cardstock and some more decorative punches:

I seriously love this card and think it's the reason why I haven't sent it to my sister yet. I created this card using a sketch from Card Patterns. If you ever need inspiration, I strongly urge you to head over to their blog.

Hopefully, the card will be in the mail on it's way to her by the time you read this!

Thanks for stopping by,

1 comment:

  1. So pretty - I'm sure she will look on its late arrival as just extending her birthday :)


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