Saturday, August 28, 2010
Tomorrow is my oldest granddaughter's 17th birthday so I gave her several pads of patterned paper to look at and choose what she might like me to use on her card. This floral from Basic Grey was one she said she liked. This being my inspiration I began planning. I chose the Stampin'Up set called Bloomin' Beautiful because it always makes a lovely card...The single flower is done in Soft Plum (ret.), Perfect plum and Always Artichoke stamped onto SU Shimmer White paper sponged with Soft Plum and accented with Stickles Diamonds. The card is over sized (6x6) Soft Plum textured with the words 'bloom' stamped on the left side and sparkle beneath the flower. To finish I used white organza ribbon I had in my stash and a stick pin made from the SU Pretties Kit with pearls and crystals.
Rebecca and her younger sister enjoy making cards with their mom or me, so I wanted to make this a very special birthday card. Rebecca has become a lovely young woman so I want her to know how special she is to us. I rarely stamp sentiments inside of my cards trying to write something especially for the recipient letting them know this card is just for them. The inside is Whisper White with a border of the floral paper and stamped with "may all your wishes come true" from the Heard from the Heart set. The rest is a personal note to Rebecca.
Those of you who are grandmothers know how special and unique each grandchild is just like our own children are. For those of you who still have grandmothers here of earth, you are treasured beyond measure in their eyes.
Blessings to all today and everyday!