Monday, May 10, 2010

for Marci

My physical therapist Marci (who comes to the house to help get me back on my feet) recently noticed the handmade cards I received sitting on my entertainment center. She marveled over each one, which brought up a discussion of cardmaking. She mentioned her daughter was having a birthday this past weekend and asked me if I'd have time to make a card for her. She said she loves bright colors and that her room is bright yellow and lime green, so I made a card for her keeping those colors in mind. I know I've used this layout and stamp set many times before, but it's probably my favorite go-to set, so here we go again:)
I started off with the Fifth Avenue Florals set, stamping the flowers with versamark on Lemon Tart cardstock and embossing with white ep, then cutting them out. I added some yellow shimmer by painting them with some Lemondrop twinkling H20's and then popped them up on some foam tape. I used green galore cardstock for the leaves, circle, and layer beneath the swiss dots embossed white panel. I used my Just-Rite stamper to create the circular sentiment, adding a small prima in the center with a jewel brad. The circles were punched, while the scalloped circle was cut with a Nestie. The floral centers are bling I've had forever that came from CTMH. The ribbon is PTI Lemon Tart.
Marci told me today that her daughter loved the card :) That's the main thing with making a hand-made card...........pleasing the recipient:)
Thanks for spending a little of your Monday here with me today. Make it a great day!

Carol

8 comments:

SamieVt said...

Carol,
I love it! I have to say that Fifth Ave Floral has fast become one of my favorite sets! The color combo is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful...happy....bright...bold

and hoping your healing process is going well

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, I'm so glad you used your Fifth Ave set one more time! I think your card is just gorgeous! I want to make one too

Denise (peanutbee) said...

So bright and fun!

Silli said...

Wonderful Carol, I love the colors... FUN!

JD said...

So pretty...Okay, you now have me wanting to have that stamp set!

The Rubber Maid said...

Super duper card with great bright and cheerfull colors...love it. Pat

Sue from Oregon said...

Very bright and sunny! No doubt she loved it!