Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Card and its Imperfections

So here is my card for Kazan's sketch #19 at 2 Sketches 4 You.




If you've been to my blog before, you may have noticed that I try to do a close-up shot to provide better detail in the photograph. This time when I looked at the close-up, I noticed that the ribbon had already begun to fray a bit, and the sticker in the corner looks worn in places. But I think that's what makes a handmade card special - it's not perfect, and the beauty and sentiment still come across to the receiver.

Today is actually my birthday, and it has been a wonderful day. I treated myself to a Cuttlebug, which I used to create the embossing effect on the blue card stock. The gingham paper, blossoms and button are all Making Memories Chloe's Closet. The journal sticker is Colorbok Friendly Forest, and the sentiment is a rub-on. Thanks for looking!

20 comments:

Leah said...

Very pretty, love the blue! Happy Birthday:) You will love your Cuttlebug! Visit my blog for a new technique I discovered using it and the embossing folders, Double Dry Embossing:)

Kazan Clark said...

Wow Pam this is so fun and bright - a perfect card to celebrate your B/day! Hope you had the most amazing day eva!
Hugs
Kazan

~amy~ said...

FUN card and Happy Birthday!!!

Ewonne said...

Happy birthday!! ♥

I love the embossing on your pretty card!!

Christina Hill said...

Love it all, especially the embossing.

Martha said...

Know it was yesterday, but happy birthday!!
Love the card and the embossing is great!

cheryln said...

Happy Birthday!! looooooove your card! you are right...the "imperfections" make the card that much more perfect.

Lea L. said...

Happy belated birthday Pam! Hope you had a fabulous day!

Your card is darling...I love the flower accent you used!! Great job with Kazan's sketch!

And I agree with you...the imperfections of a handmade card is part of what makes them special!

~Lea

**Nancy** said...

Awesome card, Pam!!! Love the colors!

~dawne said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Love your card..I have these same journaling blocks & need to use them!!

debhorst said...

perfection is very over rated!! LOL I love it!!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Great card. Love how you used your birthday gift for the embossing. Very pretty!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! I love the flower embellishment! Too cool! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge!!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Pam, I just wanted to stop by and say "Hello".

Happy late birthday! Congrats on the cuttlebug! I LOVE mine!!!

AUsome mom said...

Great card!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday!

tina q. said...

Happy birthday! Good for you treating yourself! What a beautiful card you made with your CB!

Peet said...

Happy birthday, Pam!
Your card is so beautiful!!!

Leah said...

Hi Pam! I left a little something for you on my blog:)

Savitri said...

I love it! I think it's just perfect as is :) My card is NEVER perfect. There's ALWAYS something :)

 
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