Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Birthday - Number 40 !

This card is going to a family friend who is celebrating her 40th birthday.  Hopefully, she'll be too busy to see this blog post :)

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You know that I've mentioned before, how long I sometimes spend making one card?  Yea, this was one of them.  At least 3 hours.  Seriously.  All of those decisions to make...what to put on it, where to put it.  And then there were those two numbers.  I ruined the first 2 sets, trying to get the color I wanted.  Did I not know that glossy chip board letters will not accept color?  And, that glass glitter would be overpowering?  Well, I guess that old saying "the third time is a charm", has some truth to it.  I'm very pleased with this third set of numbers.  I used plain chipboard numbers and just laid them onto my stamp pad, pressed and swirled.  Ahhh!  They soaked up just the right amount of ink and have a nice soft look.  In the closeup pic, the surface almost looks like felt.  I think it's perfect for the vintage feel of this card.
Even though this card took soooo long to make, I'm glad that I stayed the course.  I love the results.  I hope the recipient does, too.
Thanks for taking a look.  I love visitors!

Supplies ~
card stock: confetti cream (Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: 5 & Dime, 8 x 8 pad (October Afternoon)
stamps: simple sentiments (PTI)
ink: pool party, early espresso, creamy caramel (SU)
other: chipboard numbers from on board, lots of letters (SU), pearls (Recollections from Michael's), buttons from my stash, linen thread (SU), thread, sewing machine


  1. Susie, this is absolutely beautiful, and worth all the time it took to make! I'm sure your friend will cherish it.

  2. Perfect, Susie! Love every choice...paper, bling, chipboard numbers and the sentiment. I have that stamp set and am always looking for new ways to use it...thanks for helping with a new idea! Again, just lovely!

  3. 3 hrs, 4 hrs, 6 hrs...oh yeah, I spend that long too. But it is worth it in the end every time--just like this one. I adore pink and blue together and this is just perfection! The papers and those flowers are to die for. Love it all!


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