Friday, May 1, 2009

365 Cards - Day 62

The challenge over at 365 Cards today is "Age is just a Number". The timing of this challenge is perfect as we are celebrating my mom's 70th birthday this weekend! The goal of the challenge is to use a number on the card and the number should signify the importance of the event. This is my submission:


I did a few different things on this card... I layered a bunch of different coordinating papers, and then I stitched them with my sewing machine - my mom will love that because, as I have mentioned before, the stitching will bring back "fond" memories from my childhood when she tried to teach me to sew (not really - ha ha!).

The "70" was cut from the George Cricut cartridge.

Then in keeping with my other projects this week, I added a raised frame to add a little dimension - I also stitched around the frame. Finally, the frame seemed a little plain, so I added some little buttons with some ribbon in the corner.

Not too fancy, but I think she will like it.

13 comments:

Ivolina said...

Wonderful card. I can not sew on machine so really admire when someone can and use in the cards. Your card is very elegant whit these joints. I am sure your mom will like it.

Mandy said...

Fantastic card, I love all the stitching - I have a machine but I don't use it anywhere near enough!

~amy~ said...

Whatta magnificent card!!! Looks great and I love all the details!

Fran said...

Beautiful job.. looks like you put a lot of thought into it.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

WOW!!! This card is beautiful I love the colors, the layout, the layering, the stiching and the buttons are fab.

I hope your Mom has a wonderful birthday and many blessings to her.

willow said...

What a lovely card and so nice you have made something so beautiful for your Mum, I am sure she will love it
Maz

Chrissie said...

This is just lovely. Despite having a sewing machine I always tend to do faux stitching on cards. It seems such a work-up to get out the machine to do a small amount of stitching. Having said that, the real thing always looks so much better!!
Chrissie

Vicky said...

this is beautiful!!! love all the details and the colors you used! great job!

scrapperjulia said...

This is really pretty, Deanna, she will love it!

Karen Lee said...

I love the way you stacked the buttons and great stitching job!!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Nancy Sanders said...

I am sure your Mom will enjoy your lovely card. I love the stitching. I started stitching some of my cards last week and I find it addicting as it adds such a new dimension to my cards.

Jana said...

Such a pretty card. Your mom will love it. I love all the stitching.

Rosemary said...

I'm sure your mom loved the card - it is lovely! Esp. love that you incorporated stitching (since that has a lot of meaning for you both) and the buttons are a nice touch!