Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Simple Card

I have been so inspired by all of the silhouettes I have seen lately. When I saw this shape on clearance in the Silhouette Studio, I knew just what I wanted to do with it.

My Mom's 62nd birthday was coming up, and I wanted to make her card using the young girl. I had some of the Echo Park, For the Record collection left over from a kit club, that was just perfect for this project.

I used my Spellbinder's die to cut and emboss the oval backing for my shape. I then trimmed one edge of my border strip with a punch. I inked everything with a bit of distress inks. The silhouette is pop dotted for some added dimension. The ribbon was also a leftover piece from the kit.

The saying on the front was typed in Word, printed, then punched with an EK Success tag punch.

We are a family who jokes around a lot, so the sentiment on the inside is appropriate for us. While the front says, Remember when..., the inside reads: Really?! You can remember that long ago?. It suites my Mom perfectly.
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Dena said...

How funny! The card is pretty. Gotta love those cameo style images.

Dena (Strawberryfairy on 2peas)

Jingle said...

This is so very pretty!!! Love the funny sentiment, too!

Becky said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment! :) :) :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful. Goes great with that paper. Very cool idea. :)

Blessed Ladybug said...

very nice and yes simple and clean... thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Love the silhouette!

Mary Jo said...

Such a pretty card!
And love the sentiment inside :)
Great idea!

Elisa K said...

I love a good simple card. The sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing.