Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A card for a best friend...

Hi there stampers!
Thanks for coming back to The Classic Card to check out Wednesday's card, which is a very special card, indeed, as it was made by my granddaughter Emma for her very best friend Michaela.  Emma is seven years old and, like her Oma, she's a big fan of stamping.  Whenever she comes down for a visit, she always requests some time in the stamp room to create a card or two.
Yesterday, Emma's request was to make a card for her "bestie" Michaela, who is having a birthday soon.  The party is going to be a very girly event,  held at a tea room in Seattle.  I'm not sure how many little girls will be attending, but doesn't it sound like fun?  I wish I could be there to see their pretty dresses, darling hair styles, and shiny shoes.  Seven is such a sweet age, made even cuter by missing front teeth.  Do you remember your best friend when you were seven? My best friend was a girl named Edie. We looked like clones with our blonde hair in braids and our gap-toothed smiles. She was a farm girl, not a town girl, so most of the time I only saw her at school, as she rode the bus back out to the farm every day. We had so much fun together, playing jump rope and jacks at recess. There's nothing like a good friend, is there?  Whether we are seven or seventy, a good friend is a true blessing.

 Here is Emma with her card for Michaela.

Let me tell you a bit about how Emma went about making this card.  Because Emma's favorite colors are pink and purple, she chose Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder, along with Very Vanilla for her card.
We discussed what image she'd like to use and she decided she'd rather use the tulips (from the Blessed Easter set on page 20 of the Occasions catalog) than the birthday cake that I originally suggested.  Emma stamped the tulips in Jet Black Staz-On ink on Very Vanilla card stock, then she used Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder markers to color in the blossoms.  She used a Pear Pizzazz marker to color the leaves.  While she was doing the coloring, I ran the Pink Pirouette panel through the Big Shot, using the Decorative Dots embossing folder that you can get free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration.  Next, Emma stamped the sentiment "Happy Birthday to You" (from the Label Love stamp set on page 33 of the annual catalog) in Wisteria Wonder on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and then together we lined up the stamping with the Artisan Label punch ( page 181 of the annual catalog) and punched it out.  Emma added some dimensionals to the back of the sentiment while I wrapped the Pink Pirouette ribbon around the front panel.  Working together as a team, we had this card finished in no time.  
Here's a close-up of the card so you can see what a great job Emma did with her coloring...

I think her friend Michaela is going to love this card!  Since it is so blustery and rainy, wouldn't today be a great day to stay in and stamp some cheery cards to send to your best friends??? Use some pretty spring colors like Emma did and maybe add in a little yellow for warmth and you can stamp your own springtime!
Thanks for checking in today and please come back on Friday when I'll have more stamping inspiration for you!
Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. What a pretty card for Emma's bestie! We know where she comes by her talent. Thanks for sharing this!