Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birthday card inspired by Polly's Paper Studio

My oldest DD turned 25 yesterday and I wanted to make her a special, but really different, birthday card and I knew exactly where to go for inspiration.  Polly's Paper Studio.  If you've never see Ginny's stuff, you are really missing out.  She is so incredibly talented.  This is my take on Ginny's style of cards, which I adore!

I used lots and lots of layers!!  I make a base card (5x5) from white CS, then cut the first layer (grid type paper I had in my stash) 5x5 and distressed the edges.  The next layer was script writing paper (again in my stash), which i cut 4.75 x 4.75, distressed.  I then took creme CS and cut two heart borders from Elegant Edges.  That was cut at 4.5 and if you look closely you can see it at the top and bottom of the script paper.  Next layer was an inked doily then a piece of dark brown twill ribbon.   I then cut out the fleur de lis and the post card (under the flowers and ribbon) from Teresa Collins World Traveler paper, and finally the little girl from Graphic 45 Little Darlings.  I used a piece of creme seam binding and made a ribbon, put a brown pearl brad in the middle, surrounded by paper roses and hand cut a strip of the paper from the first layer (the grid type) and stamped Happy Birthday with CTMH Card Word Puzzle stamp then added three vintage buttons at the top right hand corner!  All edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Vintage Photo.

The card took me 2 hours to make but I loved how it came out!  More importantly DD loved it!

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