Thursday, April 28, 2011

Birthday card for Shelly

I know... the name of this blog is Everyday Stamper, but it's been ages since I actually posted any pictures of things I've stamped.  This post is no exception.  There is NO stamping at all on this card, which is amusing to me, since it's for my friend Shelly who is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  There's also NO Stampin' Up! product on it except for the dimensionals.    Sorry, Shell!

Shelly is really hard to make a card for because she's an awesome cardmaker herself.  When I make a card for her, it has to be something special.  I knew I wanted to use my Silhouette machine because I'm having so much fun playing with it and testing the limits of what it (and I) can do.  When I saw Jen Gallacher's guest post on the Silhouette blog, I knew I had found my inspiration in the scrapbook page she had created.  I also knew that the design would need to be scaled down to work within the size limitations of a card.

With a little help from this video of Whimsical Wendy's (no relation - although I WOULD love to craft with her!) I was able to modify my background to add a frame around it, and create the frame for my sentiment block.  All of the other pieces were easy - just a matter of scaling them to the size I wanted.

I'm quite pleased with my results, and hope you enjoy the card!