Monday, March 14, 2016

Birthday card for Lori

Our daughter Lori, will be celebrating  her birthday on the 21st, so whenever I have had a few minutes I work on her birthday card.

She loves vintage, so I purchased Maya paper with making her card in mind.

The first thing I did was distress the edges using scissors.   Not my favorite way to do it, but I don't have a Distresser here in Florida (on my list to purchase when I get back to Indiana).  I brought a sewing machine with me, but had to order a new foot control.   Therefore, I couldn't stitch around the edges.  I popped up each layer for dimension and inked the edges.

I loved the mini flower paper, but didn't want it to be the background, so I used a Sizzix shape die to cut out the top layer, so the next layer can be seen.

Tim Holtz Tattered Rose die was used to cut out flower petals and a Marianne leaf die, along with a Cheery Lynn leaves

I stamped a tiny bird in the corner and used a calendar with the 21st circled.

I hope she loves it.


Diane said...

Beautiful card Joan, I am sure she will LOVE it! Those papers are so gorgeous...I have been buying new ones myself (like I need are beautiful, too! Hope you are enjoying your weather...Crocus are blooming today and other Spring flowers have been popping up...hope to work outside tomorrow as it is to be 67 here (if it doesn't rain)...

Memaw said...

You still have it it's a beautiful card it looks very very nice

Selma said...

This is gorgeous Joan.

Darlene said...

This is certainly a 'Joan's Touch' creation! Absolutely beautiful and I'm sure she will LOVE IT!! Love all the distressing, the flowers, the calendar ... wow what an awesome design! Like Judy said ... you still have it! Hope we can get together this summer when you are back in Indiana ... miss you!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Yes, I have to agree with the rest of the gals, you still have THE TOUCH. I love Maja paper and you have accompanied a beautiful card with it and I'm sure Lori will love it. If she doesn't you can send it to me and I will frame it!
Hugs from Indiana!