Saturday, February 15, 2014

I consider this one my "masterpiece"!!!

For a while now, I've been working on a a 50th birthday card for my youngest stepdaughter who has been battling cancer for several years now and I wanted it to be VERY special....just as she is!!! This is what I've came up with and she loves it!

Here is a close-up of the "50", which was done using the "CentSchbook BT" font.  For the "looks good", I used the "CAC Lasko Even Weight" font and for "on you!" I used the "KG Second Chance" font and a Silhouette "Silver" sketch pen and all of these fonts can be downloaded for free online....just "google" them!  The flowers I used are from the Bridal Dept. at Michael's...I just used a flower sculpting tool to shape them, then enhanced them with a "Silver" Wink of Stella and added pearls to the centers.  I also used my Anna Griffin "Poppy" embossing folder, some Spellbinders Nestabilities and my Martha Stewart "Rose Leaf" and "Branch" punches that I brushed with my "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker.

I made this card into a pop-up and here is a photo of the inside.For the label at the top that says "so, kick up....", I used one of the labels from the "Labels Set of 4" which is a freebie cutting file from Bird's Cards...if you've never been to her site, you really need to go check it out!!!  The font I used is the "KG Second Chance".  For the "HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY JANICE!", I used some parts from  a Silhouette file called "Happy Birthday Bunting" by Jennifer Wambach [Design ID #15364] and the "Calibri" font.  Now that one was a job as I used silver thread to "hang" the banners...but Janice is so worth it!  Now, for the absolutely adorable shoes and bag, I used another Silhouette file. "Shoe and Purse" by Sarah Bailey [Design ID #8799] which I cut out of Hot Off the Press suede papers and some silver mirror paper for the top of the purse!

Here is a close-up of the shoes and purse.

I always put a "signature label" on the back of my cards and personally sign them and I used another Silhouette file called "Decorative Artisan" by Snapdragon Snippets [Design ID #16056] to make that personal label that I signed.  I used the "Alex Brush" font on it.   Here is a photo of it.

And now, last but not least, here is a photo of the box that I made to house the card as it was way too thick for an envelope.  I used an old Cuttlebug corner die to cut some corners and I cut an oval on my Cameo and embossed it with my "Poppy" embossing folder to go around the oval on the front.  I just used a piece of acetate for the oval window.

This card was a lot of work but also a lot of fun to make and our Janice is well worth it!  Please keep her in your prayers.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Finished Card Size:  A7 (5"x7")

Supplies List

Papers:  Recollections "Ivory" 110 lb., DCWV "Glitter Papers",  Hot Off the Press "Smoke Suede" & "Black Suede", My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus" blue/brown stripe #WA2020
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Spellbinders "Grand Calibur"
Accessories:  Gardner "Brides Flowers", Recollections "Pearls", "Silver" & "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities "Petite Ovals LG", Martha Stewart "Rose Leaf" & "Branch" punches, Anna Griffin "Poppy" embossing folder


Diane said...

Wow Pam....masterpiece is an understatement. It is stunning. I hope the recipient loves it and cherishes it for many years to come.

paperzen said...

Classy and classic. It's a wonderful masterpiece and I'm sure she'll treasure it forever!

Barbara said...

I agree it is stunning! You always blow me away with your amazing talent, Pam! Your cards are such a work of art they should be framed, but there'd have to be a way to show off all sides! Each one is a masterpiece!

Retta said...

You just always amaze me! This is beautiful and I said a prayer for your sweet daughter!

Angela said...

My gosh Pam, If your step daughter love this then I'll take it! This is a masterpiece!

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Jerri Kay said...

Wow, Pam, this is incredible! I bet your step-daughter absolutely loved her card. What a special card for her 50th! I agree with Barbara, this card should be framed!