Thursday, April 3, 2008

For my Birthday Girl

Yesterday my sweet Meagan turned 15. I can't believe how quickly the years have passed. And of course, she can't stop reminding me that it's only one more year until Sweet 16 and a Driver's License. When did I get so old?
I made her this simple card yesterday. Nothing like waiting til the last minute, right? Her favorite color is pink so I started with Pretty in Pink for the card base. Then I just rifled through my Soft Subtle scraps until I found two other colors that inspired me. They are Lavender Lace and Barely Banana. I new I wanted the "happy birthday" stamp to be in white to make it pop against the other colors on the card. I stamped the words in Regal Rose and cut out a strip That helped determined the length of the top set of boxes. I then figured how big the banana piece needed to be and then cut the lavender piece to fit. I used the Headline numbers to stamp "15" in Lavender Lace ink. At this point the yellow piece was looking a little plain so I pulled out my retired soft swirls background stamp to give this piece a bit more interest.
For the focal point I layered up a bunch of punches with one stamp from the Little Pieces set. You can see from this side angle that I used dimensionals under the top layer and the bottom layer for lift and interest. I like this layout so much that I think I will use it again soon and I also plan to use it on a scrap book page. I will be scrapbooking tomorrow so hopefully I will have some pages to show you after that.

1 comment:

Wanda. said...

Great card Michelle, you're daughter is going to LOVE it! TFS