October 5, 2011

Amanda's Birthday Card - 2011

My sister is an amazing crafter, and not just papercrafts. She crochets, quilts, makes jewelry, fused glass.. you name it, she can probably craft it. So of course making her a birthday card is not a simple thing. I have to make a really good card!
I saw this card
                                                                  Source: forum.papertreyink.com via Kelly on Pinterest

on the PTI forum and knew that I wanted to make something similar. I had this adorable glittered paper (I think it is DCWV) already out on my table from another project and I loved the turquoise in it. Amanda's favorite color is blue so I knew that it would work.
As I was gathering my supplies I ran into my first problem. I could have sworn that I had the PTI Star die used in my inspiration card.. but apparently not. So I had to dig through my dies to find another shape that would work. The label from the Tea for Two (I think that is what it is called) set seemed to work the best.

Then I ran into my second problem.. I wanted to cut the die out of both pieces at the same time (obviously) but did not want them adhered yet since I still needed to emboss the background. (As I type this out I wonder why I did not emboss the white first and THEN cut out the shape) So it took 3 tries to get everything cut straight. I intentionally off centered the label, but of course did not realize until it was all put together that it was not off-centered enough to look intentional. Oh well.
So I get everything adhered, outline my image with a marker and go to grab my PTI buttons... and realize that I must have missed ordering the Hawaiian Shores buttons. I am not sure how since I typically order the entire color collection at one time... but nope. No buttons. I pull out my blue bin (I really need to post my revamped storage here soon) and luckily I had some bling in the perfect blue.

So here you go.. not as pretty as the card my sister gave me for my birthday this weekend, but it was made with a lot of love (and took entirely too long!)


8 comments:

amanda.c09 said...

It is too just as pretty! I love it! It's on the buffet in the dining room with other cards that I have made! Love you sis!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are just gorgeous!!! Love how you punched a whole through the front!

Lorraine said...

Kelly, this is so pretty! Even without all the supplies you had intended on using. I love the colors you used and the unique design!

Karen C. said...

These are both wonderful cards. I love the little cut out in the card front - it's such a clever way to add some detail.

Rose A said...

Kelly, what a beatuiful card ! Your elements compliment that pattern paper beautifully, love the frame and buttons!

Anne B said...

Gorgeous, Kelly. Love the colours you used and those frames within frames sure add a lot of depth :)

Danielle said...

I love this card, and the colors are gorgeous!!

babar said...

All cards are gorgeous..with nice use of colors.
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