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)