Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Husband's Good Friend Has A Birthday!

We wanted to send my husband's good friend, Gene, a birthday card, so a new creation needed to be completed.  My creative juices are flagging a bit right now, so I began browse some of my favorite blogs to see what was out there.  There is a little scrapbook shop in Chico, CA, Paradise Scrapbook Boutique, that I dearly love to visit while traveling and visiting my mother and sister in northern California.  I found this wonderful layered card on their blog made several years ago that I fell in love with and decided I wanted to try my hand at it.

I gathered my materials, finding that I had many of the papers that the original card was made from, which was no surprise to me since I SHOP at PSB at least twice a year and attend crops when able to.  I did change up a few things, like adding an additional color layer that became the new base, now in black.  I decided I wanted my black ribbon to overlay the chevron flag and that it would have a feathered and frayed ribbon tie with a button rather than a bow as my card was for a man.  When the outside was finished, I used my computer to type up my little birthday verse and finished the corner to coordinate with one of the front papers.  This is such a great card, and I thank Paradise Scrapbook Boutique for their design that I was able to re-create and modify just a bit to suit my needs.

Happy Birthday, Gene! 

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