Happy Days! This card was chosen as a
SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS FAVORITE OF
WEEK ENDING - NOVEMBER 20, 2016
I have a friend whose birthday I will soon be celebrating by taking her to lunch and sharing a little gifting benevolence. One of her favorite hobbies is bowling, so I thought I would make her a bowling birthday celebration card, using a little vintage framed image that I came upon a few months ago. I saved it to my computer's vintage image stash of pictures for future use.
About a month ago, I pulled out the bowling lady image to get a head-start on my card and worked on it a bit to enhance the colors and remove some vintage writing that I did not care to include on my card. I then re-sized it to fit my die-cut frame I planned to use. Not having time to begin my card, I put it away for my return from my travels south to Oregon with my daughter.
Today was the day to get started on this bowling card for my friend. While I was away for over two weeks, I couldn't do any crafting, but that didn't stop my mind from visualizing my vintage bowling picture and how it might look best in a card layout. With those ideas in mind, I found some papers that would go well with the Fall season and the image colors, and then I worked on finalizing my design layout and got to work.
My bowling card is now done, and in retrospect, I wish I had introduced a bit more red into my card, because of my bowling lady's little red skirt and bow, but all in all, I think I'm pretty satisfied. I hope my friend likes her card when she finally gets her birthday luncheon!
Take a peak below at my finished inside card design and little verse I concocted for my friend's late birthday card!
Ingredients: Darice Kraft cardstock. BasicGrey patterned paper--Pyrus: Cordata (both sides), Pyrus: Regul. Authenique word paper--Strong: Clever. DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack: Antique Gold. Stamps--My Favorite Things: Essential Sentiments. Dies--Spellbinders: Deckled Rectangles LG, Rectangles LG (frame); My Favorite Things: Chevron Stripes. Punches--WRMK Deco Corner Chomper; EK Arrow Border. Recollection Pearls: Dark Red. Fishtail Flags: hand-cut. Colorbox: Chestnut Roan (edge distressing). Size: 5" x 6". (SplitcoastStampers Thread: November 20, 2016 #43).