Sunday, January 25, 2009

Laura's birthday card

I made this card for my sister's birthday.

For Christmas, she gave me some Basicgrey stuff: some 6x6 paper pads, some fibers, and some brads. I had told her that I wanted Basicgrey stuff, and told her what I already had. My sister does not papercraft. She creates awesome quilts, so she does play with patterns and colors, but the medium is different.

I have a feeling that when she saw the Urban Prairie glazed brads at the store, she could not leave without taking a packet of them home. One of the brads was a little bee, and I bet that that one brad caught her eye. My sister likes bees. I bet she would like to have this little brad, so I based the whole card around it.

She gave me the Urban Prairie 6x6 paper pad too. Two of the papers have bees on them, and I decided to use the hexagonal patterned one to make her card.

I have one bee stamp, and it is an old one from D.O.T.S (the company now known as Close To My Heart.) and it is country-style. It does not coordinate with the Urban Prairie paper at all. (I did use the stamp on the back of the card.) I do have a beehive stamp. It is from a country-style set of stamps, but it worked okay.

This is the inside of the card. One bee was near the margin of the paper and was removed when I cut the paper to fit the card. So, I cut it out and glued it near the sentiment. The sentiments were pieced together from a clear set of words. "Bee" was made from two words, 'Best', and the "e" from the end of the word "Love".

Stuff used:
Stamps: Occasional Calligraphy by Stampendous; Country Greetings from Stampin' Up, Bee (not shown, on back of card) from D.O.T.S
Paper: Stampin' Up Baja Breeze, Basicgrey Urban Prairie 6x6 pad
Ink: Palette Noir, Prismacolor pencils
Other: Ribbon from Michaels, glazed brad from Basicgrey Urban Prairie, dimensional dots.

1 comment:

MiniKat said...

I am betting she will love it. Those brads are adorable.