Saturday, February 13, 2010
My wonderful Upline Carol is just so lovely. Recently we had a workshop at her house and I had the best time. She is so encouraging and supportive and I wanted to send her a Thank You card to let her know how much I appreciate her and her efforts.
This is the card I came up with. It's a bit hard to see but I have used one of the tree tops in the 'Trendy Trees' stamp set, to create my own background designer paper for the large teal square. I love being able to create my own unique paper this way. To make the smaller scallop square to accentuate the main image, I just punched out four small SU! scallop squares and joined them together. The seams are hardly noticeable.
I have made the triangular portion of the card many times before but wanted to do something a little bit different for Carol. I added the large Scallop Square but then needed a way to make the card stand up for display. What I came up with is an easel time stand (see below). I thought I was pretty clever coming up with this. Often I see an idea I like and alter it to suit what I am doing, but this I came up with all on my own and I did a little dance of joy when it turned out. It's not often I come up with something I can call original!
I sent the card and haven't posted it until now, just in case Carol visited my blog and saw it. The card has been delivered so here it is for all to see.
So, thanks once again Carol. You really are wonderful :)