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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Omitting Old Olive

My aunt asked me to make a birthday card for one of her friends who is turning 92(!) next week. Normally, my aunt is quite indifferent as to what elements should be included in the cards that she commissions. This time, however, she requested that the number 92 be prominently placed on the card. So, what better excuse is there for trying out some Stampin' Glitter? In addition to the numeric bling, the card has a couple of white eyelets set using a Crop-A-Dile and the embossing is courtesy of Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls and Birthday folders. A white gel pen was used to highlight the embossed sentiment.

Stampin' Supplies
Ink:
Sahara Sand
StazOn Black
Wild Wasabi
Stamps:
Oh, So Lovely set
Cardstock:
Blue Bayou
Lovely Lilac
Wild Wasabi
Accessories:
Basic Eyelets
Stampin' Glitter
Watercolor Pencils

I had considered using Old Olive for this card as I like it so much - it goes with all the cardstock that I've been reaching for, such as Rose Red, Chocolate Chip and, even, Kraft. But, in the interest of decorum, I decided to use Wild Wasabi instead ... as my aunt's friend's name is Olive.

4 comments:

Kari said...

Lovely card, I'm sure it will be well-received! I must remember to use my bug more - you use it so well to add that bit extra in your cards. :) Kari

Lin Mei said...

Thanks Kari! The trick for me is NOT to use the bug ;) I see you have just posted some great bold yet feminine cards...verrry nice.

Belle said...

Would you belive I have to make a birthday card for my aunt to give to an 87 year old. Your card has given me an idea...

Lin Mei said...

Belle, is that amazing coincidence or serendipity? I guess the latter only if the idea bears fruit :)