Wednesday, October 19, 2022

A Special Friend's Birthday

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I recently made for one of my special lady friends.  When we were chatting one day she was reminiscing about how she used to play the church piano, running her fingers over all the keys with grace and ease.   She told me that 'Precious Lord, Take My Hand' was her absolute favorite song.  With that in mind, I decided to use the hymn as part of her card. 

I googled the hymn and saved the image of the sheet music, then reduced it to about 3" x 4" and printed on card stock.  

I pulled two coordinating print 6" square papers and cut the polka-dotted piece the same size as the music.   I covered the front of the 6" card base with the coordinating floral paper. Tilting the patterned paper to the left of the music sheet allowed more of it to show.  Once it was where I liked it best, then I secured both pieces to the card base.  

Next, using the 1" strip that was cut off earlier, I added it across the center of the card front.  It was still 'too plain' so the search began for a coordinating trim.  The ivory lace was just the right sized, glued to the top and bottom edges of the belly strip. 

While looking for the lace, these peach flowers looked like a perfect match with the papers too.  They are secured with heavy duty glue dots as well as the gemstone center.  Lastly I added the shiny gold die cut butterfly (Gina Marie Designs) from my stash. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Through the Craft Room Door ~ Oct 11th Challenge  

A Perfect Time to Craft ~ October 

Colorful Options ~ Outrageous Orange 

Cards Galore Encore ~ October 

Scribbles Designs ~ Challenge #113 ~ Fall Colors  

Creative Crafters ~ Challenge 57 

Word Art Wednesday ~ Week 565-567


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  1. Pam this is a beautiful card, stunning music sheet and gorgeous flower added ♥

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card, very thoughtfully personalised too with the music sheet and love the lace strip- a card made with love.Thank you for joining us at TTCRD
    Carol DT x

  3. Oh, this is a beautiful card, Pam. Beautiful papers, gorgeous embellishments and your friend's favourite song. I'm certain she will love and treasure this.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations