Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Card and Bookmark for My Aunt's 89th Birthday

My "bit of a break" has most certainly been much longer than I had intended.  I'm happy to be playing with my toys again, so I thought I would start with my aunt's 89th birthday card.  She is probably my biggest fan and I always love making something truly special for her.

This card doesn't have a stamped and colored image, though I do have plenty of them ready and waiting for just the right card.  The photograph is one I took of wild flowers along our road.  It was interesting to me that this little bunch resembled a heart.  I used one 12 x 12 sheet of K & Company Que Sera Sera double-sided cardstock.  The colors and designs are so beautiful! 

With remaining pieces of the dp I made this corner bookmark.  I've seen these in several and have been making quite a few as gifts and for the shop.  I almost always have enough leftovers from a card to make a matching bookmark.  The photo was printed smaller for this.

This is the back of the bookmark, with a birthday wish to make every day special for my aunt.

Other material used:
rhinestone swirls
Prima flowers
Basic Grey brads
heart charm
white mulberry paper
orange ribbon
shapes cut with Nestibilities
leaves from Martha Stewart punch

I sure appreciate you coming back for a visit!  You're welcome to comment and let me know you were here, then I can pay you a visit in return.

Have a blessed week!

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Heather said...

oh I am speechless! This is stunning! WOW!!! I love the pretty floral papers, the colors and the bling. All just enough to equal a beautifully sweet and just plain lovely card. A big happy birthday to your aunt. she is going to adore your heartfelt card

Heather said...

Beautiful card and bookmark. It's ok to be a bad blogger life gets busy sometimes!! :)

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Fabulous! I'm sure she will adore it ~jeni :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous idea Barb! What a beautiful photo and the papers match perfectly! I'm sue your aunt loved it! xxD