Laurie Schmidlin’s daughter Alison turns 16 at the end of this month. Laurie had a special request here for some of her blog friends/followers to send her birthday cards to help her celebrate. Alison has been going through a rough time of late, and this was a great way to show support.
Here’s the card I made (click any image to enlarge)
It’s basically a pocket card that I stitched together with my sewing machine. I created a pull off top using the new PTI Zipper die. I had to rig it a bit in my die cutting machine to get it to work the way I wanted to…but I think it turned out pretty good. The top has been sealed, so when Alison opens it, she has to tear the top off to get to the inside greeting.
The image on the front was stamped on canvas and colored with my copics. I got the idea from Betsy Veldman…she added stitching to hers. I wanted to do that…but, since this was my third try at coloring the image, I was afraid of ruining it. It’s tough to color with copics on fabric…it tends to want to bleed, which was my issue. So the third try, I stayed behind the lines and let it bleed into it and that worked out well.
I stitched the canvas to some colored cardstock and then attached that with foam tape to my base. I added a memo pin with the adage ticket from Tim Holtz and some bakers twine and called it done.
So what do you think?
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