Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Belated Birthday Cousin!

My cousin, Junie, had a birthday, and I missed it by a mile!  I had her card all finished, including having the birthday verse composed and printed.  It was all ready to complete the inside design features and then add the my verse, but I dropped the ball.  I set it down, and it got buried on my craft table.   When it resurfaced, I was already three days past her birthday.  .  . my bad!

I originally made Junie's card at my Girls' Get-Away weekend in early May.  It was one of our shoebox swaps, and for this card we simply had a bare bones sample, almost like a card sketch.  The card creator forgot some of the extra paper pieces needed for her card, plus punches, in rushing to get away for our week-end.  She decided she would present her original card design sample and then allow us to develop our own card from there by starting with a variety of printed papers she brought for us to use.  

I chose the Wisteria Wonder stripped paper, which created my top angled paper and then shows through the peek-a-boo area under the negative cutout of the word "happy."  I die-cut out a new "happy" from white cardstock in order to fill in the missing pieces in the pre-cut "happy" on the white paper she brought.  I added an eyelet border across my angle from a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock that I had with me and then added several double layered butterflies with pearls for their bodies.  I colored the pearls with my Copic Markers in a lavender shade, and added Iridescent Stickles (glitter glue) to the butterfly wings and a bit on the white cardstock around the "happy" word.  I thank Dara Peterson for her unique Shoebox Swap.  It turned out to be a fun experience, as she forced us to think outside the box and create with an idea and only a few scraps of paper!  The ladies around my table came up with some totally unique ideas for their cards and each was quite different.

I was very pleased with the way I dressed up my "happy" card, and I decided this was a great choice for my cousin's birthday card.  I think she will like it, but might have liked it even better had it been delivered on or before her birthday instead of after. :-) :-)

Here is a peek at the finished inside design with my verse added by incorporating the digital BIG BIRTHDAY WISHES image that I so love, along with my own little rhyming poem.

Recipe:  Stampin' Up papers:  Cardstock - Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder; 2011-2013 In-Color Background Stack (Wisteria Wonder stripe).  Punches:  Stampin' Up Eyelet border (retired); Elegant Butterfly; Bitty Butterfly.  EK Triple Layer Butterfly.  Stampin' Up: Pearls (colored with Copic Markers).  Stampin' Up: Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  Stampin' Up: Hello You Thinlits (hello).  Stickles Iridescent glitter glue. Computer verse with Digital image.  Size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  

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