Monday, June 2, 2008

It's a big one!

I made this card for my mom's birthday. We threw a surprise birthday party for her this weekend. It went great. I can't believe all of us managed to keep it a secret so long. I wanted to make her a big card that had room for everyone to sign so this is a whole sheet of cardstock folded in half (5.5X8.5). It took me forever to figure out how to fill up so much space. I mean this is twice what I'm used to working with. I know I just posted a card very similar to this recently, but I knew my mom would love the faux silk and I wanted to use the pink ribbon so I went with the same colors too.
-Stamps-Artfully Asian, It's your Birthday
-Paper-Pretty in Pink, Basic Black Whisper White cardstock and tissue paper.
-Ink-Black Staz-on, Whisper White craft
-Accessories-Styled Silver HPH, White Signo gel pen, Black Grosgrain ribbon, Flirty ribbon originals (retired), Ticket corner punch and Corner rounder punch.

13 comments:

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Loooooooove it! The colors are fabulous and you did a great job filling up all that space! I'm sure your mom loved it too :)

Lauren said...

Fabulous job with all that "space." Happy B-day to your mom!

kraftykathy1 said...

just beautiful, I bet she loved it.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card Emily! I love the colors, so elegant together. The HPH is a great touch too. It's really a beautiful card! :)

Jana Emmert said...

So pretty! I love the hardware. I've made some big cards like that, and it is REALLY hard. You did a great job.

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful, this card is elegant

Erin... said...

gorgeous! gorgeous! (twice since it's twice the size!!) great job!

Marilyn said...

What an amazing card - yes I can see that filling up all that space would be tough, but you did it with style!! Love the faux silk technique too!! Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous Card!!!

Alexandra said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Emily - love the colors and the size, I am betting your mom did too! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Vickie said...

This turned out so pretty! I just love the colors!

Michelle said...

Oh, Emily, this is so STUNNING! Love pink and black together!

Annchen said...

This stamp is great. Love your composition!