Saturday, September 10, 2011

Birthday Cards for my Sisters!

My little sisters (twins), Rachel and Rebecca, just turned 15!!! I swear it seems like yesterday when I watched them being born! I wish I had a photo of them together so you can see how gorgeous they have become! You would be shocked that they are even twins, however, since they are total opposites! Hahaha, I didn't tell either of them that they both requested purple cards this year or they both would have changed their choice!! lol!!!

I knew instantly that I would use some of the awesome mirror paper which I picked up at the Our Daily Bread designs booth when I worked at the stamp show in Cincinnati last month, along with some of the Cheery Lynn Designs detail cutting dies. (If you'd like to see my video tutorial for the Cheery Lynn Dies, click HERE.)

The first card is for my sister, Rebecca. Since she asked for a purple card, I started out with some light lavender floral designer paper from the SEI Couture paper pack, layered with the Lattice Die and Exotic Butterfly (Medium) die, both from Cheery Lynn Designs. The crocheted lace is by May Arts and the gorgeous ruffled satin ribbon I received from my sweet DT sister, Sabrina!! The sentiment stamp and border are from the Our Daily Bread designs Mini Tags 3 set and the pearls are by Zva Creative. I would have used some Glimmer Mist as well, but I had already adhered the layers to the mirror paper and didn't want to ruin the mirror effect.

Here is a close-up of the awesome butterfly.....I am so pleased to get such a good photo....the mirror paper is not an easy thing to photograph!! :)

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread desgins 'Mini Tags 3';
Cardstock: SU Pale Plum (retired) and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: SEI 'Couture' and mirror paper (brand unknown);
Ink: Stazon Royal Purple (stamped off, for a lighter shade);
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs' Exotic Butterfly and Lattice Die, Zva Creative Pearls, May Arts Crocheted Lace, Ruffled Satin Ribbon (brand unknown), Foam Tape.
Size: 6 x 4-1/2.

This card is for my sis, Rachel, who I call "Mini-Me"! :) It is scary how much we look alike (the poor girl!)....we could be twins except for she is 30 years my junior!!!! One good difference is that she is actually good at sports....praise the Lord!!

Rachel requested that her card be purple and black..... since she's more "down to earth" and used to like the outdoors, bugs, frogs, etc., I went with purple and black floral paper from the SEI 'Couture' paper pack, black mirror paper cut out with the Italian Flourish Doily die by Cheery Lynn Designs topped with a Prima flower, and the ODBD Butterfly Single on which to stamp the sentiment, which was from Mini Tags 2. The May Arts satin ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy and the pearls are by Zva Creative. I was afraid that I had made it too "girly", but she loved it! Whew!

Here is a close-up of the Italian Flourish Doily Die...isn't it the coolest?!

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Butterfly Single' and 'Mini Tags 2';
Cardstock: SU Basic Black and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: SEI 'Couture' and mirror paper (from the ODBD show booth);
Accessories: ODBD Butterfly Die, Cheery Lynn Designs' Italian Flourish Doily Die, Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Zva Creative Pearls, paper piercer and template, Prima flower, foam tape.
Size: 5-1/2 square.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a very blessed weekend!!!


Jan Marie said...

They are both so beautiful . . .the cards and I'm sure the girls, including the one that looks like you! :D Love how the cards share similar elements, yet are unique and how you take requests for birthday cards! Thankful I don't have to pick a favorite! Blessings!

Natalie said...

The girls are going to love these cards! You are such a sweet sister!

sadia said...

Both cards are very impressive specially one with purple butterfly looking adorable.
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