Debbie and Grandma Rose
Hi! So glad you came to see the new post! I am enjoying learning about blogging through much trial and error LOL. I added a list of links for card challenges (took 2 tries) and added a couple of the little badges for other blogs but still have other things to figure out. I guess if I learned how to make web sites, I can learn how to make my blog - but this time I have asked for help from a couple ladies and am waiting to hear from them. If I limit my trial and error time, then I have more time to craft and post!! Woot!
This card was made for my Grandma. She likes pink so I used different shades and coordinating colors in the embellishments. I made it for her birthday in January - and it is the last birthday card I will ever make her because she passed away the last day of January. I miss her terribly so why not showcase the love I translated to paper?
I embossed the outside inch + and then inked over the raised hearts slightly so some spots would be darker than others. I always used the bottom sentiment somewhere on the cards I made her, even if it were on the back with the Love is Homemade. For the center topper I stamped happy Birthday on white cardstock, cut it out and edged it with ink and adhered it to a larger piece of pink so it left room for the fussy cut flower and leaf out of some scrap floral paper, and double ribbon bow (that I fought to make pretty and flat!). My real work went to the magnet I made for the inside.
Since most all people only keep cards out to view for a short length of time, I wanted to make something that Grandma could keep in view for a long time, so the inside became a magnet for her to put on her fridge (which I now have on mine). I traced and cut out the cardstock and adhesive sheet magnet from a Fiskars template, then went to work on the quilling. If I can quill then anyone can! There are easy to follow instructions of the net and in kits. Another bow was made out of 2 more ribbons and adhere with a Zots dot on top of the quilling. I went through my stash and found a pink rose (her name is Rose) and pink butterfly button I threaded with pink cross-stitch thread and inked the edges of the to make it stand out more, and adhered them with Zots dots. To add some bling, I added Stickles to the butterfly, rose, quilled hearts and the stamped flower design coming out of the hearts as well as a little on the inked edges of the magnet, and wrote I Love You in a pink glitter pen. She loved it and was very proud to show it off to her friends and neighbors in her building.
I think I have learned my lesson about where the light source is when taking photos, I didn't notice it at the time I took them and am usually pretty careful about it to get a good image, so I apologize for these photos with the top right corner glare. This picture is here to show that the cardstock was the same color, but the individual photos make it look different. That has happened with most of the photos I have taken and even with editing I have not been able to make them match.
I hope you enjoyed viewing this double creation that I posted in honor of the memory of my Grandmother, Rose. She was a fabulous woman! I will be looking forward to seeing her again in heaven.
Many Blessings, Deborah
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