A sweet crafty friend (YT: Gracie21) is not well enough to travel to visit her grandmother who is turning 99 in South Korea. Inspired by the challenges I’ve hosted for my grandmother-in-law when she turned 99 and 100, Gracie has asked her crafty friends to make handmade cards for her grandmother.
Well, of course I wanted to make a special card so I decided to create patriotic and summer beach-y scene card with a cutie representing my friend who lives in the U.S. on one side a senior cutie representing her grandmother on the other side.
I printed out U.S. and South Korean flags from my computer and fussy cut them out so the ladies could each hold a flag showing where they are. I glued down the staffs and popped up the ends of the flags with double side foam dots for a bit of dimension (I don’t want too much dimension since this will have to be mailed to South Korea).
While an ocean separates them, they are joined in love. The sentiment is stamped out with Hangul alpha stamps, and says “Congratulations!” and “I love you!” in Korean. I doodled some wonky hearts with a Black Copic Multiliner Pen in 0.03 and 0.1 pt to fill out the off-kilter sentiments (the Hangul alpha stamps are very blocky and had a childish crooked look so I thought these hearts added to that free spirit).
I Copic colored the ladies, who are from The Greeting Farm’s “Sunny Kit”, and I paper pieced their hats and outfits with papers from American Crafts “Spring” collection and the Doodlebug Designs “Puppy Love” collection. For the puppy paper, I also added some white Gel Pen dots to brighten up the patterned paper a bit. I used the following Copic colors:
Young girl: Hair: B01, C7 and C9; Skin: E51, E21, E53, E11 and R20; Bows and jacket: R14 and R27; Shading on paper pieced hat and dress: W1, W3 and W5
Senior lady: Hair: Y00, W1, W3 and Warm Gray Copic Multiliner Pen for detailed strands; Skin: E00, E50, E51, and R30; Shading for Hat and top: B45, C3, and C5
As you may have noticed, I slightly altered the stamped images to remove the bare midriff of the younger girl and eliminate the stripes and adding short sleeves for the older lady. Since this is a birthday card for a 99 year old, I thought making the outfits a bit more modest would be the way to go. 🙂
For the scene, I used lots of Copic colors to create two coasts for the ladies to stand on, an ocean to separate them, and a sky that connects them all together. These are the colors I used:
Coasts: E31, E33, E41, E43, E55, E25 and Stabilo Uni-ball White Gel Pen for extra highlight dots for sandy texture
Ocean: B93, B06, B95, B97, B99 with the bare white card stock and added Stabilo Uni-ball White Gel Pen highlights for the foaming waves
Sky: Bare white card stock left for clouds and B000, B00 and B01
The following is a video sharing the card and includes a tutorial on how to paper piece stamped images with patterned paper:
This special birthday card is being entered into the following challenges:
The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Summer Fun Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Summer Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Red White and Blue
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
MarkerPOP Summer Fun Challenge
This is an awesome card! I think it is perfect and very well thought out.
Oh my goodness, you are so kind, Victoria! Thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging words!
I would have loved to see a process video of how you created the background!! It’s annamazing card!!
Thanks so much Kelly! I was hoping to share a process video of how I created this background, but truth be told I freaked out so many times during the process it would have been a hot mess. There were so many times along the way that I thought, “that’s ok, I can just fussy cut the girls out of this and start over.” LOL I may try again now that it’s all over and will try to do a video when I get up the nerve again. 🙂
How wonderful and totally thoughtful!
Awww thanks Vicki! I hope Gracie and her grandmother enjoy this card. 🙂
Your colouring is amazing. Love the scene. Wonderful card. Love it. Thank you for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx
Awww thanks so much Gayatri!
Amazing card!Super cute!And the coloring is fantastic!
Thank you for sharing with us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!Hope to see you again next week!
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Thanks so very much Kleri! I had a lot of fun thinking up and crafting this personalized card for my friend and her grandmother. What a fabulous milestone, right?!
This is just the sweetest card and it is made even sweeter by the story that inspired it! Love all of the details you added and the beach is simply amazing!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.
Awww thanks so much Rae Ann! I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!
Oh WOW! The love and thought that you put into this fantastical card is AMAZING! The story that went with it was both sad and beautiful. I’d love to learn what her grandmother thought of the challenge or all of the cards that made it to her. Is your friend feeling better? I hope she is well and I hope that her grandmother feels all of the love that went into her birthday.
Thank you so much! I think my friend is still gathering cards, but I’ll try to remember to circle back and let you know if she’s able to share what her grandmother thought of all the cards she receives from around the world. I love that the crafty community is so global and so supportive. 🙂
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional red, white & blue” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
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PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…
Thanks bunches for the sweet comment, Melanie!