Paula likes turquoise-y colors, so I used this pretty plaid ribbon for the color inspiration for her card. The ribbon actually has an orange-y stripe through it, but I still think it looks good with the SU Real Red and Turquoise mats. The white embossed card base is from a dollar pack I found at Mike's, complete with envies! (I *knew* I should have bought more--of course, they're all gone now.) The DP is from a SU 6x6 prints pack that my demo found for me. (I've asked her to keep her eyes peeled for any retired or extra 6x6 packs she might come across!)
After coloring and cutting out Tilda, I popped her up on the teal Nestie oval, then layered that on the scalloped oval. I love adding contrasting dots (ala Markie's Mom) or punching holes in the scallops; I just think it adds something. And of course, I had to add a flower; the red & white I picked up at my LSS and the turquoise was from Kadie.
I decided to jazz up the inside, so I layered Whisper White on Real Red, then added a little tab of ribbon, and stamped "happy joyful birthday" from an SU set that I can't remember the name of. (it's not crooked; it just looks that way in the pic).
I know she will love this because she appreciates the work and thought that goes into handmade items. I've been trying to get her to come over to make cards with me. But she lives 3 hours away, and when she's in to visit, she usually has a full schedule of running around and shopping and such. She lives in the beautiful mountains of Central PA, but there are no malls there, and I live in a sort of shopping Mecca, so she likes to shop when she's here! Maybe we'll be able to set aside a couple hours of card making when she's here for my Dad's birthday in a few weeks.
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