Friday, 13 December 2013

Sometimes you just gotta....


...step outside your comfort zone! lol!

This card is for (obviously) Harlowe, who is turning 3. Harlowe is the great-granddaughter of my neighbour, who is a lovely and spunky lady who from time to time asks me to make cards. You've heard me talk about her before, here and here.

Now as you can imagine, the cards I like to make are not always the ones an 84 year old would like to buy. Or that a 3 year old will find interesting when she opens it. It's important to be flexible.

So lots of colour and sparkle, not a lot of white space, and bigger than I usually make (5x5). I used PTI's number die for the 3 and Memory Box dies for the letters. These were cut out of pink glitter paper. The Stickles are not even dry in this photo - my neighbour needed the card the day I made it and I was running out of light, so I took the photo as soon as I got them on.

In the end, I quite like it! Very cheery and bright!

18 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love it, still has your signature on it and it AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love it, still has your signature on it and it AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Gerrina said...

A perfect card for a 3 year old little lady I think! Wish you a great weekend, Gerrina

Annalize said...

I think you should step out of your comfort zone more often! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!! xxx

Chookarooni said...

What 3 year old wouldn't be thrilled to get that card? Love it!

Gabby said...

Nice bright and cheery b.d. card for Harlowe! I'm sure she'll adore the colors and sparkle. :)

Geri said...

Yes...I'm quite liking it too! Completely unexpected (in a good way) and totally FUN!!!

Must admit that I double checked whose blog I was visiting! But as soon as I spied the Stickles, I KNEW I was a the right house!

Fabulous job stepping out of your comfort zone! Spunky sweet neighbor lady is going to love this!

Deborah Frings said...

There might be much white space, but it's what I call CAS+ - the layout is simple and the colours are bright and bold. Love it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This new comfort zone you stepped into suits you very well, Ardy! Harlowe is going to be totally dazzled by her card!! Hugs, Darnell

Cindy Lovell said...

I am loving this card!! SO awesome! Love the colors and the glitter!! Harlowe will love it!!

Melissa said...

Absolutely love this, Ardyth, and I'm sure both the grandmother and her little great-granddaughter will feel the same!!! Color is good and so is lots of sparkle! :)

Happy Dance said...

Now I know this is out of your comfort zone, but I have to tell you that this is a wonderful card! Little Harlowe will absolutely love this too. It's perfect for a little girl. Great card Ardyth!! Bev

Tanis Scott said...

This is super cute. I'm sure they both loved it!

Bobby said...

I don't think this is THAT far out of your zone. Take away the glitter and the striped paper and it says you all over. Now it says "Harlowe" and she'll love it.

Sheila H said...

Fabulous design! Pretty and pink - perfect for a little girl. I love that her name is on it :)

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing birthday card...love all the glitter, so fun.

Joyce said...

It still looks like you, but with a twist. What three year old will be able to resist this colorful and glittery creation?

Lindsey said...

I like it, too! Way to go! I'm sure both your neighbor and her great-granddaughter were delighted. You just can't help but smile when looking at this bright, cheerful card.