Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Big occasion for little sis

My baby sister is turning 40! This calls for a really special card, don't you think? What do you do when your creativity has gotten up and abandoned you in a thyroid-med-deprived haze? (Long story, but suffice it to say that January has been a really long month for me.) You CASE one of your stamping heroes! This card is totally the design of Shannan Teubner. Here's her fabulous original. My sister Laura has very different color and style preferences from me, which has always made it a challenge to design things for her. I like bright jewel tone colors; she likes lots of browns and greens. Her style is a lot more classic than mine, with a touch of vintage thrown in. Oooh, I have a big stash of Basic Grey papers! They're right up Laura's alley! And check this out - I managed to use three papers from three different Basic Grey collections on the same card! Thanks, Shannan, for the perfect birthday card for my sister's big day!


Details: Stamps - Seeing Stars (Verve Visual), paper - Dasher (red print), Stella Ruby (brown print), Perhaps (green print) (all Basic Grey), River Rock, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla (all Stampin' Up!), ink - Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), accessories - large star punch, vintage brads, kraft taffeta ribbon, 1/8" circle punch (for ribbon), mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals (all Stampin' Up!)

17 comments:

CindyB said...

Hi Chris -
This card looks perfect for your sister as you described her tastes.
It's gorgeous and I love the papers - you make them look like they belong together quite happily :-)
hugs from your SBS3 sis

Shannan said...

You did a fabulous job! She'll love it!!

Vicki (SCS basement stamper) said...

Such a sweet card! Love the star!

Maren said...

So pretty! Love that set!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is brilliant. Simply and elegant. Fantastic sketch and colors. Love it.

Hugs
Sister Sandy

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, those papers are gorgeous

April Hall said...

What a beautiful card! I love how it turned out, she'll love it!

Just me said...

The card is stunning. I love how you tailored it to her.

Cassie said...

Sound's like she's going to love it! I love the warmth of this card!

scrapnnMO said...

Fabbulous card! Love the swirls with that star!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous!!! Great job picking papers to go with her style. I nominated you for the "great tip award" on my blog today for all the info you posted about EZ Mount. Thank you - it was a big help to me!

Denise ~ said...

Lovely card Chris! Love the star accent. Happy birthday to your sister too! :)

Amy said...

What a great card.

I mentioned you today in my blog and linked to you. I hope that is okay. You can check it out and if you want me to remove the link for any reason I will.

Have a great weekend! It's almost Friday!

Erin said...

Great card!! LOve the paper!

Lynn said...

Great card! Love all the papers you used...bet your sister will love it!

Heather said...

Hey Chris- Your sister should love it. it great!!

Stampin' Heather said...

Great CASE. She's gonna love it!