Sunday, March 13, 2011

Twisted Card #050 "PRETTY"

Wow, it has been a weekend and I am truly exhausted. My little Jack had his birthday party yesterday and I am totally worn out from that. I literally tried to post my card yesterday evening, but I kept dozing off at the computer! Pretty sad, huh? For this week's sketch, the twist was "pretty" but I knew I wanted to create a special card for my son's birthday. Since he is turning the big "lucky" 7, I decided to incorporate things that symbolize good luck...like 4-leaf clovers and a horseshoe to commemorate this special occasion. As for pretty, I chose the fancy paper collection that Little Yellow Bicycle came out with last Spring, called Lucky Me. Not only are the colors so vibrant and festive, there is "antique foil" on the paper that gives it that extra pretty shine! : ) As for special techniques, I sliced around the edges of some of the clovers, inked them & curled them up a little to give it some dimension. The products I used on the card are as follows...Little Yellow Bicycle's Lucky Me Medallion & Denim Clover paper & Clear Cut Shapes; Karen Foster's Green Houndstooth paper; Fiskar's Upper Crest Edge Punch; Fancy Pants All About a Boy Mini Blue Pom Poms; black ink; staples; Pink Paislee's Daily Junque Mini Notes & Labels for the "No. 7" (from my fabulous prize pack :)) and last but certainly not least a fantastic mini cast iron horseshoe I scored at an antique flea market last month. That is my favorite part about the card...my Jack is artsy fartsy like I am, so I know that he will totally appreciate it for what it is.
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10 comments:

Chloe :-) said...

What a fun card! Love it!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment :-)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Oh this is so cool! I love it!!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Bet that your son Loves his "B"day card! You make such Awesome cards :)

Leah Crowe said...

What a fantastic card! Happy belated birthday to Jack. :) Hope you get some much needed rest.. that horse shoe on the card is phenomenal!!

Cassie said...

Love this card!! The horseshoe is so awesome!!
=)

BabyBokChoy said...

This is beautiful! i love that horseshoe, how clever!

Nancy said...

you did such an outstanding job on this Amy! LOVE the papers you used! that was a great B-day party! thank you! I know it as a lot of hard work!

StephC said...

Beautiful! The colors are bold and I love it!

Craftylicious said...

gorgeous card Amy!! love the bold colours and the horse shoe is such a cute touch!! simply fab gurl! :)

Jing said...

love the deep colors and of course, the horseshoe - I want one!