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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Someone"s Turning 50!!!

My sister-in-law is turning 50 tomorrow and I made her a nice card!!! I didn't want to go to the store and get her one of those cards that rub it in! I don't want her to feel bad because she's now old!!! LOL I'll have some fun teasing her as it is!!! LOL

I am working on a gift for her too which I will share with you later in the week. Hopefully I'll get it done by the weekend when I can get it to her!

SO back to this card. I used the new Melon Mambo card stock on top of a piece of Basic Black. I used the Stampin' Up! "Flight of the Butterfly" set for the butterflies on the white card stock and on the background. The "Happy Birthday" came from the "Viola" set and the fun texture behind all those little butterflies came from the new "Texture" wheel. I just had to have that wheel because it reminded me of the "Canvas" background stamp that was retired a couple of years back. I REALLY miss that stamp. For the background here I inked up the wheel and then ran it across scrap paper for one round and then ran it across my cut piece of card stock. I didn't want it dark, I just wanted a hint of "texture!" It was just enough to tone the background down so it wasn't so bright.

I used the "Eyelet Border" punch for the strips on each side of the butterfly piece. It dressed it up a bit. And that is pretty much all there is to this card. It's just basic layering. And notice, I didn't even do any sponging!!! Could it be because all of my sponges need cleaning??? Or did this card REALLY not need sponging!!! LOL

It's now ready to get sent off in the mail tomorrow and her fun gift will be late!! I'm just shocked that I've been keeping up on cards this year!!! Shocker, huh??? LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Anonymous said...

Very cute, Wanda.
Love that butterfly set; I have not used it much yet.
Thanks for the lovely idea.


Teresa Kline said...

what a beautiful birthday card, luv the butterflies!

enjoy *~*

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the butterfly image on this one.

Diane said...

Oh Wanda,I love this !! Cute cute cute!!!! I'm sure you sister in law will love it too!!
Wish her a HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY for
me!!!! She's a young chick!!!