Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Birthday Card for My Youngest Sister

My youngest sister was born on Veteran’s Day when I was six years old. And she made us a family of four sisters. Like me she loves to travel and she will be retiring at the end of this month.

Front of the card
I made a 5 3/4 inches X 5 1/4 inches “Z” card for the first time. I learned how to do this by watching the YouTube video made by Linda Duke. The card is 5 1/2 inches at the highest end and 3 1/4 inches at the lowest end (pink Bazzill Basic).

DCWV Ciao Bella paper used
The bouquet of flowers on the front of the card were fussy cut(DCWV Ciao Bella stack). The edges were inked with Fired Brick Ranger Distress Ink and Distress Marker. I used Rangers Claudine Hellmuth Studio multi medium matte on the delicate parts ie. leaves to give them enduring stability. It was adhered to the front of the card( Recollections Foam Squares).

Back of the card
The ribbon( Studio 18) was attached to the card before the Vellum was adhered.
Light green vellum(Emagination Crafts) was embossed with the Cuttlebug Birthday folder using an eBosser.
The doily lace trim( Martha Stewart Vintage Doily Punch) was made from white cardstock(Georgia Pacific).

Inside of the “Z”
The butterfly( Inkadinkado) and Happy Birthday( Recollections) were stamped with Rangers Archival Jet Black Ink. The happy birthday is stamped on the card under the light green vellum.
Flowers (Fiskars punch) were made from the papers and vellum scraps. Two flowers were adhered together with Scotch Quick Dry. Ice White pearl( Viva Pen) added to the centers. Then they were adhered to the card with hot glue.

Card peeking out of the envelope
The envelope was made using the Martha Stewart scoreboard and DCWV paper. Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro High Tac adhesive was used for assembling the card and the envelope.