|To my friend, Karen. Which of us is the crazy one? lol...|
"By associating with the cat (or with a good friend), one only risks becoming richer."
I am here with a birthday card for my crafty friend, Karen Ladd. Happy Birthday!!
I am entering this into Jennifer Grace's Focus Your Craft and Soul blog event challenge since I was inspired by her post about Framing a Sentiment.
I dug around in my stash and found some frames from Fancy Pants - Beloved collection that would work. Well, then I couldn't just frame the sentiment....I had to make a shaker, too!! :)
I filled it with sequins and some of my little glass beads that I use for mixed media art journal pages....yes, literally "filled" it. lol... I put it together and you couldn't even read the sentiment because of all the sequins and beads. Hahahaha!!! My second attempt worked better. :)
I used a scrap of patterned paper to angle onto the card base, but felt like it needed something more. So I pulled out a doily and flowers. I was laying this all out before gluing anything on, when I decided to stencil the white card base with a thrift store stencil and some Simon Says Stamp - Sea Glass Ink. I love the pretty, but subtle look!
A big fluffy chiffon bow finished it all off. This bow probably will get crushed in the mail....so, Karen, here's a close up of it before it gets a once-over by the postal rugby team. :)
Bonus: this turned out to be a stash-busting card since so many things came from thrift stores or had been lurking in my stash for some time!
Hope everyone enjoyed seeing my card for Karen. Happy Birthday, again, my friend!! Hugs!!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Jennifer Grace Creates - Challenge to be Inspired Linky Party
2. Eureka Stamps Challenge #141 - Shaker Cards
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It
4. Tombow May Flowers Challenge
5. The Paper Girls Challenge - It's Party Time