When my minister husband asked if I’d like to make a very special card for a member of his congregation, I knew I had the perfect supplies for it. With it's combination of sugary sweet shades and beautiful textures, the Brooke kit was crying out to be used for the commission!
And it needed to be a very special card: it’s not every day a girl turns 102 after all, is it?
I started quite simply by cutting the cake layers from the beautiful ‘rainbow’ paper. With it’s delicate ombre shades, it already reminded me of a very pretty sponge.
I feel like every super-special card should have a shaker pocket - even if it does need a good shake to get it moving! I filled the pocket with a mixture of stars punched from the designer vellum pad and from plain white vellum, as well as tiny heart beads. I then stapled the birthday girl’s initial onto the centre of the zero as a sweet touch, using a die-cut heart and the golden alphas from last month's Henley kit.
My stitching followed the shades of the paper and was followed by extra pretty layers that added interest: branding strips cut into fishtail banners, crepe paper, ribbon and pretty dots.
We passed the card round at church on Sunday to collect everyone’s signature so that she feels very special and cared for on her big day. Hopefully she’ll have a slice of real cake to enjoy with it!
You can see the card come together in the process video below.
Supplies: Brooke Kit | Brooke Paper Pack | Brooke Pink Puffy Alphabet | Brooke Bitty Puffy Stickers | Brooke Crepe Ruffle Trim | Brooke 2 x 2 Designer Vellum Pad | Brooke Die-Cut Shapes | Henley Gold Foil Puffy Alphabet