Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Birthday Card

Here is the card I made for my friend Patty in WA. The picture quality isn't the best, but thought you'd want to see them regardless. It came out nicely, but it was all I could do to coax my machine to finish the stitching around the edges. That is because it is very thick! It stands nicely, but I will need to learn how to make a thinner fabric "sandwich" if I don't wand my poor little Janome to die. Anyway, this is the front. Three panels , 2 of them using batiked frog squares. I also used a variety of fibers and put tons of beads on them. That was time-consuming, but enjoyable. Each panel is 5 X 7 inches.Here is the back side. I used the prettiest of my silk fusion pieces. The colors are so sumptuous. This is also the reason the card is so thick- the silk fabric is hefty.
Here is a detail of the center front panel. You can see the fibers and beads well here. I had a lot of fun making this, and as usual, learned a great deal during the process. Patty knew I was making something, from the hints here on the blog, and on the WTM boards. She loved it, and is displaying it right where I pictured it in my mind when I had the idea for it. Cool!

Patty threw herself one humdinger of a 50th birthday bash. Her birthday was 7-7-07, supposedly the luckiest day of the century! It was certainly a lot of fun. I got to see lots of people I hadn't seen in a while, and catch up, while the Boy got to play with other boys, and the Papa Dude talked treehouses with other papas. It was a fun day.


ami said...

Beautiful card!

Patty in WA or Rover said...

It IS a beautiful card. I have it at our beach house, where the light is right to make the colors rich and it "reflects" the Pacific Ocean. I have a shell in front of one fold, and am awaiting inspiration for the other...but I may have to wait a long time, because it is beautiful as it is.

This was a beautiful gift, made from the heart of an artist. I DID have a wonderful party, because it was full of 50 wonderful people, half of them of the short variety.

If everyone were as blessed as I, there would be peace in the world.

Bridget said...

Wow, that is an incredible card. Homemade presents mean so much more than store bought gifts.

andie said...

Oh, I bet it's perfect at the beach. Awesome, LB!