Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Wonder of 2

Today was grand-niece Madelyn's 2nd birthday - and the family gathered at her house to celebrate this grand occasion and I, of course, made her a personalized card!  This is a photo of Madelyn that her parents took during a recent trip to Disney.  I just printed it on a piece of white cardstock and cut it out.
I started with a piece of kraft card and stenciled it using a WV Check Mate stencil with WV Archival Pink Peony Ink.  Then I sponged the edges with Ranger Distress Tea Die ink.  I added Idea-ology  Chit Chat Stickers, Remnant Rubs/Botanical and Label letters.
I outlined the Chit Chat Stickers with a black Stabilo pencil then rubbed over the lines with a wet finger to smudge them.  I added 3 wood veneer stars from Studio Calico.  I cut a 2 using a PTI number die.  The banner was cut with a die from Winnie and Walter.  The Happy Birthday is from Keep It Simple Birthday II from PTI.
I made this just a card front - and adhered a die cut easel to the back so it can stand up on a shelf for display.
My niece loved my card for Madelyn - and we had a wonderful family gathering to celebrate her day.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
The background is stenciled, I stamped on the banner, I added rub-ons, stickers and a banner.

the photo, sentiment banner and #2 are popped up on foam dots, I added wooden stars

 Twofers Challenge - Birthdays
Stamps:  Keep it Simple Birthday II - PTI
Paper:  Kraft, True Black, White - P TI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Pink Peony, True Black - PTI, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories:  Wood Veneer Stars - Studio Calico, Dies: By the Numbers and Jar Labels - PTI, The Big, the Bold and Extras - Winnie and Walter,  small easel - Tim Holtz/Alterations, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Check Mate Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, Idea-ology - Chit Chat Stickers, Remnant Rubs Botanical, Label Letters.


Bonnie said...

I'll bet Madelyn loves seeing herself on this card, Julia! What a great idea to put it on an easel for display! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Samra said...

Awww, this is gorgeous and so heartwarming Julia!!! Love the picture of the little Birthday Girl and this card will be treasured forever!!!
Paper Talk with Samra

Jane Willis said...

What a beautiful personal keepsake. Thank you for sharing it with us at Twofers

Loll said...

What a beautiful personalized card for Madelyn. I can just imagine how much your niece loved this amazing card for her daughter's birthday. Great job Julia!

The design of this card is OUTSTANDING! LOVE all the elements from the stenciled background, word sentiments, adorable image of Madelyn and your banner. This is a wonderful keepsake. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity at CAS Mix Up! xx

Jenny Marples said...

My goodness Julia that's absolutely adorable!!! xx

Redanne said...

I really love the idea of putting the card front on the easel, it is such a lovely keepsake and Madelyn is just so cute!! Hugs, Anne xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Julia! Such a darling photo! Thanks for joining along with the MMMC :)

Pamellia said...

Fabulous card Julia!! Madelyn is a doll and your card is such a lovely way to show off that darling face. I'm sure the parents will treasure it completely! hugs :)

Anonymous said...

So cute!!!!!

Nancy said...

This is amazing and so very thoughtful of you Julia! Super Super job! Thanks for playing along again at Seize the Birthday!

JoAnn said...

What a wonderful creation. I bet Madelyn loved it too. Very creative to add the photo and make it an easel card for her to appreciate. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday.

A splash of color said...

Great card and I love the easel.. nice touch.

Unknown said...

Beautiful!! I just love this!! I love adding the easel - what a great way to make a gift!! Brilliant! Thank you for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Rachel said...

beautiful gift idea and love that photo!!! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!