April 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Nani!

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!! Here is my card for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC223!!

I made this card for my grandmother, who we call Nani. She is turning 90 on Easter Sunday (and...she still drives, LOVES to shop - brand names only...she is a firecracker!!). I wanted to make her a card that she would love, and I think I hit the mark with this one!!

For my card, I used the FABULOUS, newly released Fresh Flowers set from Taylored Expressions!! I stamped my vase and then stamped the flowers, which are out of the box, onto Choice White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the water in the vase and the flowers and leaves with Copic Markers. I added two coats of Candelight Shimmerz to the flowers and I coated the water in the vase with Glossy Accents!!

All the papers are from Walk In The Park DSP, and I made my center panel a touch smaller to accomodate my Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons!!!

I created the border of Basic Grey with my BRAND NEW Fleur De Lis Punch by EK Success, which my UBER fabulouso pal Jackie Pedro found for me in California and shipped it all the way to me in New York!! THANKS JACKS!!! You are the BOMB!!!

Notice...there is NO piercing on my card, but I did create a frame around my focal panel (well, around three sides of it...I didn't want to interfere with the vase), as I just CANNOT leave something with too much white space!!!

I stamped the sentiment, also from Fresh Flowers, directly onto my DSP, and I finished off my card with some White Satin Ribbon!!

I hope Nani loves her Birthday card!!! Happy Birthday Nani Rose!!!

Stamps: Fresh Flowers by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Choice White and Walk In The Park DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Fleur De Lis Punch by EK Success, White Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons, Candelight Shimmerz, Glossy Accents, Copic Markers and Dimensionals



  1. WOW! This card is just gorgeous! I love the colors and the way you cut the flower out to pop over the edge. Your grandmother will love it!

  2. Oh Jodi, your Nani will LOVE this. It's beautiful!

  3. This is UBER FABULOUS Jodi!!! I LOVE it and I'm sure your Nani will too! Funny...after meeting you, I'm not surprised she's a firecracker! Must run in your Sassy family. :)

  4. Zowiee! This is just fabulous!! Nani will love it.

  5. This is SO cute Jodi! The stamp set really goes so well with the papers...Nani will love it! Gorgeous coloring and a great use of the sketch!

  6. So gorgeous Jodi, she's gonna love it! Happy birthday Nani!

  7. Oh Jodi, this is beautiful and your Nani will LOVE it! I really like how you did the flower out of the box...perfection!

  8. This is just gorgeous, Jodi! Love the colors and I'm sure your Nani will love it.

  9. Very pretty card for your Nani! I like the colours and layout.

  10. WOW! This is seriously cute! I love this, the colors, the way you cut the flower, everything!

    Oh and I found out that the New Moon poster was made by a FAN! EEK! Not the real one I am afraid. But, isn't it amazing? I found several other fan art and they are super good! I am thinking of doing a post just showcasing them!! Hugs,

  11. It is gorgeous! She will love it! WOW........love that fleur de lis border.

  12. I think you take after your Nani you Firecracker you! LOVE THIS CARD! I haven't broken into my new DP but I can't wait! Really, this card rocks GF!

  13. So beautiful!! Love your fun flower and coloring!! ;)

  14. Your card is so beautiful!! I bet your Nani loves it!! Happy birthday to her!!


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