Today I was thinking that I must try to fit in an entry to the Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop in spite of being busy preparing for Christmas when I realized that I made something today that is not only a gift I am giving but also a perfect entry into the bloghop! Duh! The instructions came through my friend Jen, from Stampin Up Canada.
This gift is for a year end party of my Mahjong Club, thus the Mahjong tiles on the tag. What? doesn’t every one have a Mahjong tile stamp??
So I am on to Day 4 of the Online Card Class Wild Card.
I actually had a practical reason to make a card today. My Grandson Max turned 12 and I needed a Birthday Card for the occasion. He got his own cell phone as his birthday present from his parents. I phoned him to wish him a Happy Birthday and reminded him that Grandma was just a phone call away, should he need me.
To emphasize this event and my message, I made him a special birthday card. Now, there are two things wrong with this card. One is, he is probably not aware that phones used to come with curly little cords tying the receiver to the phone base as per my background. The second thing is I am sure he has no idea who Carole King is, or that the sentiment is a quote from the the song “You’ve got a Friend” (James Taylor). No matter, Grandma had fun making it and she means the sentiment. So ok, in the winter he has to call Phoenix, but I WILL be there.
Taylored Expressions Let’s Chat stamp set, Dienamics Blueprint 27 die, Pretty Pink Posh, Papertrey Ink and Doodlebug sequins, Foam tape, Simon Says Stamp Ink. WeR Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and plastic, Hero Arts card base and Scor Tape
Today’s lesson in the Online Card Class Holiday Style is about Classic and Elegant. I love the look especially for Christmas Cards and Wedding Cards. I do believe that it is a style that is not that easy to achieve. Too little glam and it looks underdone and childish…………but too much glam often looks like ………..well………..too much and overdone.
I didn’t like my card at first. I had the tree in the middle and it looked lonely and lost. Then I did some card surgery and I was quite happy with the transformation. Smug…………might be a better description of how I felt………………………then I added the card to my card base………………………upside down…………..twice. Karma really is a %^&*(!
Anyway, I was able to save it by virtue of the fact the striped layer is acetate and did not disintegrate when I had to pull it off………..twice…………………..guess I am still not over it.
Supplies: Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas tree, WeR Acetate 6X6 pad, Stampendous shabby white and Argent embossing powder, Quickie Glue pen and Glitter Ritz glitter, Hero Arts dye inks, Simon Says Stamp card base (times 3)and Scor tape (lots of it after 3 attempts). 🙂