This is the year of turning 50 for me and some school friends
who I still keep in touch with.
This is the last one I will be making for 2011 as we have all turned 50 now.
I first met my friend in 1967 in grade one.
I have tried to personalise the card by using seam binding for the bow in the same colour as the bridesmaid dress I wore at her wedding.
The sentiment stamp...Blossom....is a name her dad called her...
the little girl has a basket of eggs
Collecting the eggs is a job my friend had and I believe did not enjoy.
I JUST LOVE this Stampin' Up Easter Blossoms stamp set.
I have been dying to try it out since purchasing it on ebay a couple of weeks ago.
And it took me about 7 days to complete this card,
once again due to a combination of pain and working it all out as I went.
I never make the same thing twice and everything I make comes from the heart. I used a lot of techniques on this card. Inking, shading with chalks, layering and stamping under the focal images, tying a double bow the Amazing Paper Grace way, stamping, embossing, using lots of Spellbinders dies, Flower Soft for the little girl's bouquet, glittering up the scalloped frame around the little girl and using a final coating of Glossy Accents, pearl bling,
ribbons secured with Scor Tape etc etc........
It is truly amazing how many products, techniques and effects go into one little card.
I enjoyed every minute of it!!!
Thankyou to all you wonderful people who release such wonderful products for us to use and enjoy when cardmaking.
It is amazing how much I have learnt in the last year and it is chiefly thanks to card making blogs and Youtube demonstrations.
When I think how my skills have expanded in 12 months it is mind boggling!