Sunday, March 28, 2010

For the Waitress

I had a request from a customer to make a birthday card with an apron for a favorite waitress who always gives them such great service. How sweet to think of gifting a waitress with a birthday card huh?! I did a search on Google for an apron card and found this. I made my own version using the free template they offered.
I cut the pattern out from cardstock and adhered some PTI dsp on top. The card opens from the top BTW, so there is a place to put the sentiment inside. I used coordinating PTI dsp for the apron pocket and row of flowers that were cut with a small flower punch. I cut out 2 butterflies from the dsp for the apron string fasteners. I used a piece of Scor-tape to adhere the apron strings, gathering slightly in the center to fit the curve of the card. For the pocket I wanted to insert something to resemble the pads waitresses use to take orders, so I found a small scrap of pale green cardstock in my bin and drew some lines on it with turquoise and sage markers. I used a SU! set for sentiments, using the HB2U one, and stamped 2 of them. I turned one upsidedown to show the cake, and the other shows the opposite side for the HB2U. Those were cut with a ticket stub punch. I added a tiny bit of stickles to the candle flames and the decorative border on the cake and you can click the photo to see those details. I sponged around the outside with Ranger antique linen ink for a little interest. I hope my customer is pleased, and I hope the waitress she gives it to will enjoy it as well. I had fun creating this one :)
Thanks for stopping by today, and have a wonderful Sunday!

Carol

10 comments:

Wendy said...

How cool! Awesome card, Carol! You did a fabulous job with this request...i'm sure the customer is gonna LOVE this!
Enjoy the race today...it sure looks dreary, cold & rainy there! My son has been there all weekend and said the weather is miserable.
Happy Sunday!

LeAnne said...

This is adorable---I thought of the same pattern when I read your post! What a nice idea for a good waitress!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wowwwwwww, she is gonna LOOOOOOVE this! You did a fantastic job with it! Love those papers you picked.

Seongsook Duncan said...

How thoughtful card that you made. Thanks for your detailed information.

Silli said...

What a cute idea...love the colors... Happy monday Carol!

JD said...

So cute and creative..thank you Carol for the link...I want to give this a try...

Silke Ledlow said...

How super sweet and clever!!! I love this apron!!! The lucky recipient will be blown away by this awesome card!!! Hugs ~S~

Joanne (jojot) said...

your card and the b'day remembrance will please the waitress wondrously

Jenny Gropp said...

FAB project--- love that someone wanted to thank a favorite waitress with a card. I bet it makes her day!!!

Deanna said...

This is super cute. I love the little flowers in the pockets of the apron.