Christy is my youngest daughter, now 21 and on her own thus leaving us with an empty nest. She is blonde, blue-eyed, bubbly, and very loving. We are very proud of her and who she has become and is still becoming. I went all out making this card for her 16th birthday in 2005. As you can guess, she likes purple (as much as I like orange) so I used everything purple I could think of. Paper, ink, and ribbons are all purples - and way too various in origin to begin to tell you where they all came from or what brand they are, I have a huge stash that dates back 7 or 8 years.
You can see all the various crafting techniques and types of products on the card front. I quilled the center flower and ahdered it to embossed handmade paper. That topper is layered onto mulberry paper and adhered to the card that is stamped (I know the heart and scroll is CTMH). The top ribbon is threaded through eyelets. The bottom is torn layers of paper, mulberry and caedstock.
The inside top shows the torn paper and ribbon. I enlarged and darkened the handwritten text so you could read it. I used some of the text from a Blue Mountain Arts card I purchased as inspiration and if you like it and want to use some of it for a card of your own, that is fine with me :o)
This photo of Christy was taken on her Myrtle Beach Vacation with family friends. It is blurry because it was actually taken by a 2 year old little girl!
A friend of Christy's who is a fabulous artist decided to draw pictures of some of his facebook friends and so she set it as her profile picture as of March 20th to current April 18, 2011. It just deserved to be here since it is awesome art.
I hope you like this blog of my daughter and 16th birthday card, it is very close to my heart. I would love to see your comments.
Many Blessings, Deborah