This card was made for my niece on my husband's side of the family, and it was actually my final birthday card to make for the month of October . . . Yippee Skippee! I barely had time to get it done and mailed on time, because I had to get Halloween cards made and mailed too. I definitely could not get it posted, so I decided it would have to wait for November, as well, to be put into my blog when my blog and I were less busy! As long as it gets there, all is good, right?! But, of course, the card was mailed timely so my wishes would not be late!
I thank my sister, Heidi Gonzales (My Lil' Scrap Corner) for the original inspiration for this card and the card kit pieces, to which I added. My card kind of took on a life of its own. I decided it needed an Early Espresso cardstock base and a border strips under the ribbon embellishment in the dark brown as well. The sentiment was changed from Gratitude to one fitting for a birthday, and rhinestones were needed to give it a little bling. I am pretty pleased with my modifications and the changes in the card, which I feel did not take away from its original design, but rather enhanced it. I hope my niece, Sarah, likes it too!
Paper: SU Early Espresso cs (base). BoBunny DoubleDot Frost Dot. Echo Park Fall Fever-Stripes. Dies: Spellbinders Labels 18. Punches: SU Open Scallop Border; (Inside: EK Medium Scallop Corner). Stamps: Papertrey Pumpkins. Other: May Arts Twine. Offray 3/8" Satin ribbon. Darice Rhinestones. Computer-made sentiment.