Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Card For Kate

Remember THIS POST so long ago? Rarely do I keep cards or items I create. They are gifted to loved ones, friends, and those who need a lift. But for some reason I kept this set of cards. I loved everything about them. The out of the box use of Papertreyink's Green Thumb set, the Aqua Mist cardstock, ink, and ribbon, the swiss dot cuttlebugged panel, just everything! Truth be known, I just did not want to part with them. Until now. After visiting Debbie Olsen's blog and reading THIS POST, I knew I wanted to participate and send a card to Kate. (If you would like to visit Jennifer McGuire's info about Kate and her family, click HERE) After seeing Kate's precious picture and reading her story, so heartfelt written by her Mom, I knew this card would be perfect.
But it needed to include her name, so my JustRite cupboard is where I went. I pulled out my neglected Bonus 60pt Times New Roman font to create a name banner utilizing my rectangular stamper. I stamped Kate with Adirondack Espresso ink, clipped end, added a Dill button/ribbon embellishment, and changed up the dress bodice with a piece of aqua mist cardstock. The flower rhinestone was replaced with a brown Kaiser adhesive pearl.
The hanger is a stem stamp, the dress top is the boot top, and the dress skirt is three strawberry stamped images, individually cut out. Love using images in ways otherwise intended! I hope Kate likes it too. Do you have a card(s) to send for the Cards For Kate drive. What a blessing it would be! Take good care!

9 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Genius Barb...this is the most creative use of images in such an unusual, but awesome way. Fantastic creation! I love the branch hanger...I've always wished I had a hanger stamp...and now I do!

Hugs!

Bev J. said...

What a great, creative card. How clever to use the stem as the hanger and I love the skirt. tfs

Julia Aston said...

I remember this card Barb - I favorited it and printed it out to case some day - it is just so cute and creative!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card! I love the color you chose. The dress is adorable on the dotted background. Very creative using a stem and strawberry.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a wonderful card and I'm sure this little girl will appreciate it so much!!! I just love the colours and that dress is just darling!!!

(ps. thanks for dropping by my blog and I laughed over the comment about Father's Day!! :) )

Susan (rainy) said...

What a precious card. The little dress is perfect and I love that "hanger".

scrapbookqueensassymouth said...

beautiful!!

Rose Ann said...

This is the sweetest card for Kate, Barb!! I love your little dress, the pretty colors and polka dots!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Barb......not only are you a gifted designer.......you are soooo sweet and loving!!! This card is just so adorably perfect!! I will try to remember to participate in this cards for Kate....I have a horrible memory...but I sure will try!!!