What's harder than making a birthday card for a friend. When that friend is Diane (cookiestamper) Zechman. She is the best cardmaker that I know (or have seen). She is the one that I talked to when I couldn't mix patterned paper, and looking back on my blog I'm sure you can see what happened there. She has also tried to help my fellow gigglers and me on how to use Copics. I'm still working on that little lesson, which is my bad, not hers. Long story short, she's my inky hero.
So last Wednesday we had our monthly giggler birthday dinner for her and another giggler, Shirley. We have a great dinner, funny gag gifts (presented by Lou Ann and Mary Ann) and TONS of laughs.
So my card for Diane is sweet little Betsy Bluebell with a paper pieced dress, holding her tissue (SU white waffle paper) wrapped flowers. I brightened the ladybug and tag with SU Crysal Effects and the flower centers with Crystal Color Lacquer. I used stickles for the butterflies, but they didn't show up very well in the photo.
Stamps: Penny Black "Betsy Bluebell"; SU Petite Pairs
Paper: Recollections White; SU Daffodil Delight; BasicGrey "Picadilly"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Spellbinders, SU Crystal Effects; Crystal Color Lacquer; Friskers Corner Punch; Pop dots; SU White Waffle Paper
And here is Shirley's card. She is new to the gigglers, but fits in just fine. She is the aunt to fellow giggler Mary Ann so she's also known as "Aunt Shirley" She just got a cricut for Christmas and has recently gotten a cuttlebug and is really going right to town with her cards and for a newbie, she is great!
For her card, I went for a more vintage look with my pretty flowered paper, lace ribbon, and a hat pin. This was my first hat pin, but I wanted to make this a little more special and thought this may spruce it up. I also used one of my most favorite stamp sets, SU Perfectly Penned.
Hope you enjoyed the Birthday Girl's Cards!
Stamps: SU Perfectly Penned
Paper: Paper Loft; SU Whisper White
Ink: SU Basic Black; SU Bravo Burgandy
Accessories: Spellbinders; Hat pin; SU lace ribbon; beads