Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Happy Koi Card!

A very special friend is having a birthday tomorrow, and I knew I had to make a very special card.  She has a beautiful koi pond in her yard and this is one of her passions. It is such a relaxing, calm part of their yard where you can watch the fish for hours and hear little but the trickling water fall.
Knowing how much she enjoys her koi, I put together this card with a fish brooch attached so that it could be removed and used again and again.

I had spotted on the SEI Scrapbookaholic by Abby's Blog that March 3rd was "I Want You To Be Happy" Day and I can't imagine anyone I would want to be happier on her birthday and every day than this dear friend.
SEI, "Moonrise" paper; gold ribbon; Spellbinders Nestibilities, Labels 4; fish brooch.  These papers reminded me of asian water lilies.

I assembled the card, with the last step being applying a large foam dot covered with a circle cut from the gold pattern paper. I then pushed the brooch through to attach it temporarily to the front of the card. 
This makes for a very sweet and easy reusable gift with your card!

This card will also be entered in the challenges at:
KaboodleDoodle (Birthday)
Paper Sundaes (Keep it Simple)
ScrapFit (Glitter and Glam)
Simon Says (Anything Goes)
Woodware Clear Stamps (Spring is coming!)
Secret CrafterSaturday (Flowers for Mum)
One Stop Craft Challenge (Clean and Simple)
CraftyCatzWeeklyChallenge (Yellow and Green)


Kristin said...

Your card is beautiful! I love all of the details. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby.

Nancy said...

I love the colors on your card!! It truly is a spring card!!! Awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

KARLA UREA said...

This card is adorable, love the bright colors and the details are great!!! Thanks for playing with us this week at S by Abby
Karla U
S by Abby DT

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Great idea to use the brooch to give beautiful bling to the card that can be taken off and worn! Lovely card! Thanks for joining the ScrapFIT Workout!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining us on our "Flowers for Mum" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Abby said...

Very cute and elegant!!!

Bea said...

Love the gold decoration in your card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

The koi fish is so beautiful and all the patterned paper is gorgeous too, it all fits great together, Thank for playing wit us. :D

Sara Zenger said...

WOW! Great idea! The card is adorable! Thanks for joining us at ScrapFIT!

Christine said...

So Unique and Wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic By Abby!

Ashley said...

This is a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining our first Challenge over at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


Curlybear said...

Wow this is such amazing creation, and such lovely colours, such a thoughtful and wonderful gift,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 125 Flowers for Mum

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Addicted Scrapper said...

Great holiday to pick and great why to show it off!!! Thanks for playing along with the 1st Scrapbookaholic Abby challenge!

thestampingbug said...

What a fun birthday card and a beautiful pin! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck! Kerry

Scrappy Zeni said...

very elegant card and I love the embelishments. Good luck to you from Abby's Design Team!

Carley said...

This is such a great way to interpret this holiday I love it! This card is beautiful and I am sure that your friend is going to love it! Thank you for playing with us at SA by Abby challenges. WE hope that you join us again soon!

Maria Elena said...

Great papers you usud on your project !
Thanks for playing this week with us at S.By Abby.
Maria Elena S By Abby D.T

Pammejo said...

Love the use of the brooch as part of the card, fabulous idea and beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with Scrapbookaholick by Abby. Pammejo DT

Tracy V. said...

Really beautiful card Jan!! Love it!! Thank you for "Keeping it Simple and playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week!
Tracy Valure

ps. I have blog candy on my blog!

Tracy V. said...

I didn't mentioned that brooch is beautiful! Great idea!!
Tracy V

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jan

What a fab card - love that you have incorporated the fish brooch. I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck.


Cat Spicer said...

SOOOOO lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at the One Stop Crafts Challenge, we love to see you and appreciate your support!

{{{hugs}}} Cat, OSCC DT

Andie's Space said...

Hi Jan,
What a lovely idea. This is gorgeous & those papers are yummy! Thanks for joining us this week at Secret Crafters.
Andie xx

Raven B said...

WOW! I love everything about this the colors the contrast the flowers just so beautiful!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SSA by Abby challenges.

carol said...

pop back to craftycatz your prize awaits, hugs carol x

Cammy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Staying Crafty said...

Beautiful! I really love the color scheme. Thanks for playing with us :)