Friday, August 6, 2010

Pam's Birthday Gift

Kathleen and Pam November 1955

Well I have been a little lazy lately about posting but guess I will try to catch up.  Here is the gift that I made for my sister Pam for her birthday July 19th (the orange one on the left).  I liked it so much that I made a purple one for me also.  I tried something different with the flowers.  The flowers are silk flowers but they have a liquid finish on them that is suppose to make them look like china flowers and turn them super hard.  Of course the paper, stamps and ribbon are stampinup.  Oh ya, this is when Pam and I were five and four years old, so you go figure out our ages, because Pam keeps telling her family she is 24.  I think she needs to retake some math classes!!!!

Outside Pam's Birthday Card
This is the birthday card that I made to match for Pam's birthday. It is from the Sweet Pea DSP pack and I used Serene Sunflower, Organic Grace, A Touch of Nature, Friendship Blooms and It's Your Birthday stamp sets. I tried something different with the flowers.  First I stamped them. Then I colored them using the aqua pen and ink. Next I put micro beads in the center, then covered the entire flower with crystal effects and let dry overnight. This gave a very nice 3-D visual to the card and I applied them with pop dots.

Inside Pam's Card
This is a view of the inside of Pam's card and the original picture of us together before I enlarged it. I am not parshal to orange but it is Pam's favorate color so I have to use it once in a while but I do like it in this grouping.  I really like doing the flowers this way. It was time consuming but different and great for a visual effect on your card.

My Colors Birthday Card
Now this is my version or the same card but in my favorate colors purple and pink.


  1. Kathleen, These are all so rich looking. You did a terrific job on the flowers. The picture frames were both beautiful. Don't forget to check my blog. LOL

  2. Pam is really going to like this Kathy. And I am surprised that I actually like her colors (you know I have never been an orange person). But this orange has more gray in it, looking more vintage so I really like it. I also love the flowers -- you can tell even in the picture that they look like they are porcelian. I can't wait until she sees this (including the beautiful card).