Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Commisson, 21st Birthday card

Hi folks! Hope you are all well. Just a quickie from me today. This 'end-of-school-year' seems to be keeping me on my toes. Only 2 weeks left and still parent teachers consultations, sports days, Patina Parades to fit in not to mention 'thank you' gifts and cards to be made. With all of that and all the other stuff I wont bore you with I haven't been able to craft or draw much :o(
It thought I'd share this card with you. I was asked by a work colleague to make a 21st birthday card for her baby sister Robin. She gave me a handful of old photos and pointed out the one she liked best. I scanned all the photos in and cleaned them up a bit with my editing suite. I made a special feature of her favorite photo by keeping it large and in colour. The others I printed out quite small and in grey scale. The papers and embellishments are by American Traditional Designs. I cut the large numbers using my Cricut Expressions. I arranged the small photos over the numbers, glued them down and trimmed off any excess. I finished the card off with some orange ric rac.
The whole family were delighted with the card. My friend said it bought a tear to her Dad's eye! What a compliment!
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

8 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Sandra this is amazing!
Know wonder they loved it you are so clever!
hugs
kim x

Donna said...

Oh wow Sandra, this is just amazing and what a fantastic keepsake too....just perfect for such an important age celebration :) Donna x

Barbara said...

Fabulous Sandra, how on earth do you keep coming up with such great ideas?
I'm sure you colleage and her sister will be delighted with it.
Barbara

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant, no wonder it brought a tear to his eye.
luv
Debby

Desire Fourie said...

Sandra I love this unique 21st card. Its a fantastic idea to incorporate all those photos over 21 years into the number 21. TFS. Hugs from Desire

lisa said...

What a great card Sandra. I love all the photos on the number. This will be treasured for ever.

Lisax

Michelle said...

Brilliant idea Sandra and it looks amazing!
x Michelle

cats whiskers said...

Wow hun what a keepsake no wonder everyone loved it you can tell it was made with love. How are the twins hun? Thanks for your lovely comments
Hugs Jacqui x