Rub your eyes. Blink. Blink again. It’s true. I’m back in the TTIC challenges! whohoo!
It’s been a very long time, but here we go!
Before we begin, I must admit a few things… Beth asked us to pick our favourite quote to inspire us. I didn’t pick my favourite quote because a friend borrowed my copy of New Moon and I went to a Twilight series quote website instead. It’s not my favourite, but it’s the one that inspired me.
“Sorry about this Bella. We couldn’t rein Alice in” -Carlisle Cullen Ch.1 pg 26.
Carlisle is speaking about her birthday party and the Alice-extravaganza. I’ll make Bella another birthday card. Perfect. I wanted this card to be pink and over the top, but still tasteful, because Alice doesn’t do anything tacky.
While looking for some pink and girly paper, I found a package of Japanese silk screened paper I bought in Vancouver two years ago (Twilight connection- New Moon is currently being filmed in Vancouver…I should get extra points for that). I knew I wanted to use the paper, but knew it would hurt to cut it. So I made my first ever long and skinny card, 3 x 8.
I had so many ideas, but whatever I did, it just wasn’t right. The paper had to be the main part of the card, so a simple design won me over. I used SU Birthday Whimsy to stamp “happy birthday'’ on the right hand side and heat embossed in gold.
If you click on the picture to enlarge, you can see the fibers of the silk up close.
I did something I normally never do and decorated the inside of the card:
So there it is, a card very distantly inspired by a random (not my favourite) quote from New Moon (with a Twilight connection because the paper was bought in Vancouver) :)
Don’t forget to:
1) go check out all the other lovely submissions at twilighttuesday.com
2) enter my blog candy contest by clicking HERE! Winner is picked at random tomorrow night at 6pm; contest is open to all U.S. and Canadian blog friends!
Ciao for now,