Thursday, May 31, 2012

Delaware Sunshine Card

I made this card with two things in mind – the YCU Challenge #10 – Flowers and my friend Katie.  Her birthday was Wednesday, and I wanted to make a special card for her.

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She’s from Delaware and she loves the beach, so I wanted to create a paper pieced scene. I took so paper from an Echo Park collection and a Bo Bunny collection, and layered them over each other to create the main part of the card.  I inked up the back layer of water in Broken China Distress Ink to give it more dimension.  Speaking of dimension, I popped up that lighthouse on foam tape to make it stand out. 

To give even more dimension, I added those beautiful florals from a Prima collection.  I learned that Delaware’s state flower is the peach blossom, as they were once known for their prized peach orchards.  I added the centers from a McGill punch, and put a touch of bling with Victorian Velvet and Mustard Seed Distress Stickles. 

The sentiment is by Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday – quickly becoming my new favorite (one of the few sets in my collection that I’ve ever paid full price for!!)  It comes up a little light here in the photo, but reads ‘Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”.  Even though not a typical sentiment for a birthday card, I thought this was the perfect phrase to tie the card together, as well as describe a sunny disposition Katie has!  She seriously makes me crack up all day, one of those people that are just pure fun to be around – we have an absolute riot when we’re together!

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Since the challenge is ‘flowers’ is a close-up of all the decadent sweet blossoms.

If this is your first time here, stick around and stay awhile!  Thanks so much for visiting me, stand by for June – it’s about to be totally insane around here!