My great-niece is 16 years old today. When I sat down to make her birthday card, it seemed strange that I wasn't using bright colors or balloons--or anything festive, per se. In my mind, there was going to be a pig on her card since she raised a pig for one of her classes at school. Not surprisingly, she got a bit attached to Vega (the pig) and, instead of losing her to an unfavorable fate earlier this year, Vega was able to move to a forever farm home--one where she has a boyfriend. I thought and thought and thought about a design for the card, all the while this day was getting closer and closer. Last night it came to me . . . a barn door card.
If you're like me, you kind of expected a pink pig. Until I had the pig stamped and ready to color, I had thought it would be pink, but Vega is black and white (or gray). The striped embossing folder that I used on this card is one of several that I sent to my niece along with a Texture Boutique embossing machine. Can you imagine how thrilled I am that she enjoys making cards???? Although she won't receive the large box FULL of all kinds of card-making items on her special day, she should have it by Thursday or Friday. I'm a bad aunt to send the card and gift late, but late is what I do very well. I think the gift will be worth the wait--I know it sure would thrill me to get a box like that!
|Vega at her forever farm home|