Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Amanda

Seventeen. On the verge of being an adult, but still in that brief moment where mom (and perhaps dad?) wants to hold on for as long as you'll let her before you're officially legal.  An adult. A grown up.  Old.  This will be me in September...trying to hold on to my first baby as long as possible.  So I can only imagine what my girlfriend is going thru with her firstborn turning 17.  We've been friends since before we were 17 and that suddenly seems sooo long ago. But, luckily, we're both still young & cool enough to keep up with our teens. haha.  Ask mine & you're likely to get a smidge of a denial...and perhaps some delirious laughter.

So, the card. I am still loving my butterfly set and thought it would be good here.  A little text stamping in the background, a butterfly background stamp, a little sponging on the edges for a subtle look and then pink for some color. And it shows up more in person, but there's a little rhinestone in the middle of the butterfly for a subtle bling that I colored with my Copic to match.

Just a different angle so you can see the doubled up butterflies. I die cut 2 of my lovely winged friends, colored them in, glued one flat and placed glue dots in the bend of the one on top so it would look like it's getting ready to fly right off the card.  Now this had to be mailed, so I hope it gets there in one piece.  It had a little protective cushion in there, but if you could see the condition some of my mail is in sometimes. Sheesh!

Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style & Butterfly Dreams (PTI), Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Paper: Rustic Cream & black (PTI), Accessories: Nestabilities, butterfly die (PTI) & copics: RV00, RV13, RV14 & R21


Anonymous said...

Going for the drama this time, I see. Love it. Simple and dramatic, whodathunk? She will adore this card!
Bestest Mom Ever

Stephanie said...

Love the colors.

Rachel said...

This card has been the centerpiece on our dining table since her birthday :) It arrived in perfect condition!
I think Maddy is going to highjack it for that butterfly.
Your cards have become a highlight to our holidays. Thank you for that.


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