Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Birthday to Sister-in-Law #5

Of my eight sister-in-law birthday that fall between May and October, I am on #5 for the month of August.  This is one of my husband's sisters, and she is the third oldest of the eight brothers and sisters.  As mentioned before, John is the oldest of eight!  Joanie still lives in Kansas where the family was raised, but has retired away from Wichita and out in the "boonies!"  I think sometimes she find this very remote and wishes she was closer to her children and grandchildren, not to mentioned the many, many cousins and in-laws!  I like to send her one of my cards each year to let her know John and I are especially thinking about her on her birthday, along with other times throughout the year as well!  

Fortunately, with John's sibling family reunion in early July, we had a great time visiting with all these relations from five different states!  I made this gate-fold card about a year ago using a card designed by Misty Bradley in May 2013.  I modified a tickets from the paper line's embellishment page by scanning it and dropping it into PaintShop Pro to re-color its background from tan to a soft sage green.  After printing my new ticket, I added it to the front of the card as a closure for the gate-fold.   I re-sized my new ticket to smaller version to include on the inside of the card near the sentiment journaling card.  I also added petite pearls to the peach die-cut doily on the front.  The flavor of the original card design is retained, but I like the little additions and changes I made, as I think it made the final card even better.

I  knew when I added the "LOVE" ticket to the front design that this card would be reserved for a close family member.  It is definitely a feminine card with its soft hues of peaches and pale greens.  I think this little "LOVE" card will fit Joanie just right! 

Recipe: Georgia Pacific-white cs. Bazzill Moss, Justy Peachy cs. Authentique Grace patterns: Humble/ plaid, Delicate/roses/ Foundations/ LOVE Ticket (background changed to Moss)/ Floral journal tag (inside). Sizzix Sizzlits Vintage Doily die. Martha Stewart half-pearls.  LOVE ticket recolored beige background to sage green and added pearls).  (Inspiration thank you: Misty Bradley).

1 comment:

  1. Hi Charlene, Have just found your blog from Splitcoaststampers and am so glad I did. Your cards are beautiful and I love the way you personalise them inside, the recipients must love receiving cards from you. It is obvious that your cards are made with love, thoughtfulness and talent.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us on your blog. I have added your blog to my favourites list and look forward to spending some time looking through some of your older posts.
    Thank you again for sharing with us, regards from the UK


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