Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Friend

I got the main idea for this card from THIS card found on Stampin Kitty blog. I loved the circle of dots behind that little doll. Xiumaiyuki used the newest Polka Dot Basics II set from Papertrey Ink, but sadly I don't own it ... yet. So, instead, I used a circle of paper from a designer paper pad.
The image is actually a recycled image from a card my co-worker gave me. She printed it off from a clip art site and I loved it!! So much so, that I kept it. I trimmed it from her small card, colored it in with my inks and a watercolor brush, and then rounded the corners. I cut the designer paper circle with my coluzzle and adhered it to this white card base, then added the tree with dimensionals. I added the sentiment directly to the circle paper and a bit of knotted twill that matched the circles perfectly (love it when that happens!!).
I gave it back to that same friend for her birthday card. I hope she understands that, from a crafter, that is a high honour and compliment on her card!!
Supplies: Stamps - Text Boxed (Papertrey Ink); Paper - Whisper White (SU!), green dots (Me and My Big Idea 8x8 pad); Ink - Jet Black (Ranger), Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey Ink), Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!); Other - Coluzzle circle, corner rounder, dimentaions, Spring Moss twill (Papertrey Ink), pastel chalks (Stampin' Up!).
So, have you recycled anything lately in your crafting??? I'd love to see it!! Leave me a link :-)


Musing of a Patched Heart said...

LOve the simple elegance to this card and the colors are some of my favorite. Heather

Juanita said...

You are such a great recycler!
That is a great little image, but I don't know if I would have thought to hang on to it.
I really like the CASE you did of this card. It looks so fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica G. said...

You included three of my all-time favorites in a single card: tree images, polka dots, and CAS!