my sister, Sylvia, for her birthday!! It is vibrant with colour and that is how she likes them!!
I started with a bright piece of decorative paper which I made last fall. I was playing with water based markers and coffee filters in an effort to find a fun craft to make with my grandchildren. I had scribbled the markers all over the coffee filter and spritzed it with water to see how much the colours would bleed into each other. It worked nicely but the coffee filter was soaked so I used several sheets of glossy photo paper to remove the excess and this is what they looked like once they were dry!! LOVED THEM!!
I cut the decorative paper to size, combined two framelits (one label - one oval) with painters tape and cut the aperture in the top of the decorative paper. I used a letter punch set to punch "birthday" at the bottom of it and added "happy" over it by hand using a black fine tip sharpie. I added a wide teal ribbon between the two and I tied a shorter piece to it to simulate a bow. I glued the whole element to a bright green card front. For my other element I added a large white silk flower and small turquoise one to the center of the oval and attached them with a small black brad. I coloured the small one, which was originally white, with ink from a teal stamp pad. The colour matches perfectly. I glued it, nicely centered, into the opening. It still needed a bit of something so I added dots on the inside of the frame and the letter openings with a black sharpie. That was better!!
Unfortunately, I will not be able to be with her on her birthday this year so we will be making plans to get together later.