One of my dear Etsy customers has asked me to make a card for her mother's 81st birthday in October. I really didn't know where to start, other than using my favorite SwEEt Sunday Sketch Challenge! The only other ideas I had to go on were from Lu. She told me her mother loves flowers and birds and all colors. I sure hope she likes blue!
I've done lots of layering, sponged the edges and then stitched it all together. The cute little birdie and branch are from the Stampin' Up! punch and so is the little mini "mother" tag. It's tied to the button and ribbon with a snippet of linen thread. Don't you love this satin plaid ribbon? Oh my, I've been hoarding it, but decided this was a special occasion and time to use it! (Basic Grey's collection of PERIPHERY ribbon).
Here is the fabulous sketch from Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing:
And this is how I finished off the inside:
|Special Birthday - by Hero Arts|
Quote for Today ~
In childhood, we yearn to be grown-ups. In old age, we yearn to be kids. It just seems that all would be wonderful if we didn't have to celebrate our birthdays in chronological order. ~Robert Brault
This is totally gorgeous pAM!! i SO LOVE ALL YOUR STITCHING!!!
What a beautiful card - your ETSY friend's mother is just going to love it. Very special.
Fabulous use of this sketch, Pam. It's intimidating me with all those panels LOL! Love the soft DPS and how you have the bird perched ever so nicely on the branch and balanced with the bow. I'm sure she will love it!
OH my goodness! This is awesome! I got out my birds you punched me and played with them some yesterday. Hopefully I can get them uploaded this week.
Cute cute...love the colors!
Gorgeous card! :)
Thanks Pam for making such a wonderful card for me to give to my mom for her birthday. This might possibly be her last. Your work is awesome! I can't wait to get this card.
Great card Pam !
I just LOVE this Pam! I should use that bird and branch punch more often. . .I really love it and you've inspired me to get mine out again!
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