Friday, June 5, 2015

I Am 16 Going On 17 ....

Did you sing the title? If you're a fan of The Sound of Music you probably did! He he he.

Anyway, the reason for the title is that my baby turns 17 today. Where on earth all those years have disappeared to, I just don't know ... sigh! In just a few months she'll be graduating high school and then be off somewhere and I'll be left with an empty nest and ...... argh! (breathe, breathe!)

Alright, to avoid an existential crisis happening here, let's move on to the card! I wanted to combine a few elements; to wit, her love of the colour green, her preference for red and white polka dots, a teen's fascination with making parents spend tons of money on clothes, and ... hmm, no, that's it. So here is what I came up with at the almost-very-last-minute (which I define as the day before the birthday as opposed to the night before the birthday, which is definitely very-last-minute):

Cute, huh? Yup, it's so cute it's worthy of a comment don't you think?

Materials used:
  • stamps - Uptown Girls Posh has a Present (Stamping Bella)
  • card - cucumber crush, whisper white, real red, watercolour
  • other - sponge, aqua painter, Dimensionals, green satin ribbon (stash), dots and stripes decorative mask, rhinestones, markers

The dotty background is sponged using the decorative mask, a sponge and real red ink onto whisper white card. I love the soft look it has, it almost gives the impression of flocking (well, it does in real life but maybe not so much in the photo). And the sentiment on the inside is perfect for her because she definitely has her own individual fashion style:

So now that you've seen the card I can go back to my crisis. Oh! and don't forget to leave me some comment love!

Thanks for dropping by.



Margaret said...

Oh, Kerry, I am right there with you... My 16 YO was talking about senior pictures and college this week and initially I thought this was a little early. Then I remembered that this time next year she will be a senior... I will still have DD#2 at home, but still...

Your not last minute card is beautiful and I love this color combination!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Very cute and I love how you put so much into personalizing it for her. I feel your pain. My only child is 14 and starting high school in the fall (technically started already cause he took 4 HS classes in 8th grade and 2 classes in summer school to get ahead!). Its already got me hyperventilating because I know the next 4 years are going to fly by and my baby will be gone off to some college and I won't know his friends or even know where he is at all times of the day. Ack! I just don't know why some parents complain when their kids don't want to move away from home. ;-)

Georgia said...

This is so cute!!!! :) Such an inspiration.

Trolley92 said...

Lol. Gorgeous! Love the story behind it. I'm sure she absolutely adored it.