My friend that I stayed with in Sydney, Jenn's, eldest daughter turned 14 last week. It doesn't seem that long since she was a cute toddler & now she is becoming a beautiful young woman. I went trawling for a card idea & saw a card on Splitcoast (surprise!?!). It used the cupcake stand out of "Crazy for Cupcakes" & I really liked it. I followed the blog link to here. It was CAS (Clean & Simple) and I made it less clean & a tad less simple (every time I try to use glitter it becomes less simple LOL). I am not good with lots of white space & though Sue's original is so lovely I just had to add some DSP & ribbon ;-). I must get better at CAS cards as they look so elegant.
Here is my version:
I used stazon ink on watercolour paper for the main image & coloured it using Markers & an Aquapainter before layering it onto Chocolate Chip CS. The background is 'Sweet Always' DSP also layered on CC CS. I added Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon &, because 14 is definitely not too old for bling, I added a glittery 14. I cut the numbers out of CC CS using my Big Shot & the very handy 'Timeless Type Junior Alphabet' dies, I then used my 2-way glue pen to add the glitter. I then stuck the numbers (very carefully as I was getting glitter everywhere) to a circle of Regal Rose CS & yet more CC CS. The glitter was the hardest part LOL.
Charlotte's family, & especially her aunt, are big SU fans (pity they live in Wagga & already had a demo, rats) & Jenn suggested that Charlotte would really like some SU stuff. I thought the "Picture This" hostess set might be good for this age, cute for making cards for her friends. Add some DSP, blank cards & dimensionals & present done. I really hope she likes the card & gift (I'm banking on their being little chance she would look on here & her pressie should've arrived by now). Happy Birthday Charlotte!!
Hope you're having a great week,
Cheers, Fi x