April 13, 2011

happy birthday, brianna

My daughter, Brianna, turns 22 today. Because her first love is dance and she had told me that a tutu had to be involved in a dancer’s 22nd birthday, I knew there would be a tutu on her card. I had already made her an actual tutu card, so I was trying to come up with a different approach when I saw Elena’s card during the last PTI blog hop. What made the idea of using a dress form special is that the stamp I planned to use was actually given to me by Brianna. She had purchased the stamp for herself a few years ago and passed it on to me when I got more involved with this craft.

This was not the first version of Brianna’s card. I was letting the tulle I had on hand, along with not wanting to do a repeat, direct my color choice, which initially was light blue. When looking through my cardstock, I came across a gloriously rich deep purple and decided to change my color direction. The finished card disappointed me with its anemic feel. The purple was barely visible, so its power was diluted until little of it remained.

My dilemma:  Do I send the card to Brianna so that it arrives on time, or do I remake the card and have it arrive a day late? I chose the latter. God was looking out for me that day and I was able to gently pull the majority of card apart and reuse it. And I made it to the post office on time.

Happy 22 birthday, Brianna!

mom, aka nancy

paper:  purple shades c/s (Bazzill); red c/s (Recollections)
stamps:  dress form (Inkadinkado); Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI); Old French Writing (Hero Arts); A Sexy Little Number used inside (Crafty Secrets)
ink:  VersaMark; grape jelly dye (Memento); lavender chalk (Colorsnap)
extras:  tulle (Jo-Ann’s); ribbon, jewelry head pin and beads (Michael’s); crystals (Jolee’s)


Kelly in Canada said...

The story behind this card just makes the card. Tulle makes a perfect tutu; girlie cards are just so fun to make.

Michelle Philippi said...

That's awesome that you thought about the tulle for the tutu...just perfect..and on the dress form....just so perfect...and love the colors...and that pretty pretty pin!

Chris said...

How sweet! I love the card, and the story! Beautiful.

Jessie said...

Love the tutu! What a great idea! I hope Brianna had a wonderful Birthday!

Anna said...

The tutu is so cute with the tulle! I also love the colors you chose for your card. What a wonderful birthday card!

Marybeth said...

Wow, Nancy this is so beautiful. Amazing ! I have a daughter named Nancy and it's her birthday today.

Jocelyn said...

I ooooo'd out loud when I saw your card! The dark purple really sets off the tulle. Gorgeous!

Tricia said...

I really like both cards. This is a great card for a dancer for sure.