Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Cheerful Spring Card for Grandma

My grandmother's birthday is this weekend.  She is into her 90s and until just the last year has been active and spry.  In fact, she would entertain at old-folks homes!!  But this has been a tough year for her so I definitely wanted a very cheerful and full-of-life birthday card.



I started out just planning to play along with The Paper Players challenge: Spring Has Sprung, but I am not a spring color person - I love the brights of summer and the regals of fall - so I needed a little more help.

I checked the Splitcoast Color Challenge which is A Very Wild Bride - which, as crazy as it sounds, is actually the subtles Vanilla, Wasabi and Blushing Bride.  That works!!

And then clearly, not feeling particularly inspired - I had to find a sketch challenge to help me and I used The Sweet Stop Sketch for this week, but I turned it on its side.


It took a lot of help - but I think Grandma is going to smile at her birthday card.

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Happy Day
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi CS and dsp, Blushing Bride CS and dsp
  • Ink: Memento black, copics
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Wasabi ribbon, three flower punch, Stickles on the water drops, misc yellow pearls

10 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

A beautiful card and I am sure your Grandmother is going to love it. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

So, so pretty and cheerful. Your Grandmother will love it.

Marlena M. said...

Your grandma will love this. I love the pink and green. It's full of spring pretties. ;)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Kim, this is a beautiful, happy, springy card. I love the colors you've used and that birdbath is so sweet. Your grandmother will get a lift from this wonderful creation!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Kim. Love the image, the colors... it hasa Spring feel to it. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! :o)

Bonnie said...

What a special card for your grandma. She sounds like a very special lady! I hope she has a wonderful birthday and a happy year ahead.

Jaydee said...

Kim, this is such a special card and for such a special lady. She sounds like a truly amazing woman. I know that she will appreciate this beautiful card - we certainly do. Thank you for sharing it with the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Kim! This is so sweet! The image is adorable, and you colored it perfectly! Such perfect spring colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

Who wouldn't smile at this sweet springtime card? I love how you flipped the sketch and the coloring of the image is fantastic! Perfect for all three challenges..way to go! Your grandmother will love it. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

kingstonmama said...

This is so pretty! Love those cheery birds in the bird bath and the pretty spring colors. Your grandma will love it! Ann Y.