Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a First for me . . .

I have been asked to make some cards on order for someone and of course the pleasure is all mine!  She gave me specifics so I could taylor make the cards for her family members.

The one I am showing you today is for her mother.  This kind of card is not what I am used to because I love clean and simple (CAS) cards.  I loved making this one but it was a challenge getting all the little things to fit in such a limited space!  So here it is . . .

I always have bad lighting because night time is when I get a chance to play ;)

I so hope that this card is not too cluttered!  My friend said that her mother likes flowers and so this is what I came up with.  I think that an older lady might like it.


I stamped this Celebrate in Style image from Gina K. Designs on ivory card and cut it out using Spellbinders oval and my Cuttlebug (then built the layers using the scalloped oval dies).  
The dress skirt is paper pieced (for those who does not know how that is done  http://stamptv.ning.com/video/paper-piecing-with-gkd-patterned-paper ) and cut out by hand. 

I liked the sentiment (also from Celebrate in Style) on this card because it seems to suit an older lady since they are always dressed so well!  And of course I had to add some lace somewhere because, to me, these ladies and lace are synonymous!  This was stamped and then cut out using a tag from Fancy Tags One.

It was finished off with some bold paper flowers in "Vintage" colours and pearls.


Stephanie said...

Cute card, Annalize! I'm sure your friend's mom will love it. Thanks for joining us over at Paper and Such.

Hannelie said...

Hi Annalize
Jou comment op Riette se blog gesien en toe gedink om te kom inloer!
so lekker om ander SA'ners in blogland raak te loop!

Annalize said...

Dankie Hannelie! Jy weet dan seker ook hoe lekker dit is om 'n boodskap op jou blog te kry ;)