Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Card for My Senior Citizen's Crafting Group

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The ladies in my crafting group at the senior center are loving the cards they have been making. Designing a new one and creating the kits they will need to assemble the cards is a lot of work but I'm enjoying it immensely. Last week I had created 10 kits figuring this would more than accommodate the six or so individuals who participated in the past few weeks. Well, it seems I garnered a bit of a following at the center because last week there were so many people who wanted to "play" that I actually ran out of kits. This week I made twelve kits in the hope that this is a sufficient amount.

Pictured above you see the card the seniors will be working on this week. It features high contrast colors, decorative die cut elements and a simple layout that make it easy enough for a child to make but sophisticated enough to satisfy an adult's aesthetic sense. The front of the card has a stamped greeting layered in the center of a stamped medallion. A Nestabilities die was used to cut out the medallion as well as the black scalloped layer under it. This three-layered medallion is adhered to the front of the card with foam tape to give it a little dimension. The pictured greeting says "Happy Birthday" but the group will have other sentiments to choose from as well including "Feel Better Soon" and "Thank You".

Black and white dotted paper layer, which lends crisp visual interest to the bottom half of the composition, is topped by a punched lace ribbon. By coincidence I discovered that I had a small six-sided floral punch that punched flowers that fit perfectly behind the floral eyelets in the ribbon.

The inside of the card features a simple white liner with decorative die cut corners and provides a place for a hand written greeting.

Material used:
- Green A2 sized card (8.5 x 5.5 card stock folded in half)
- Lime green paper - for medallion and backing of lace eyelets
- Martha Stewart Crafts (r) die punches: double loop corner punch and doily lace double-edge punch
- Inkadinkado clear stamps: # 97635 - Round frames (for sentiment and medallion)
- Spelbinders Nestabilities Dies - Classic Round and Scalloped Round
- Making Memories 5 x 7 mat stack - Black and white (dotted patterned paper)
- Fiskars Small Pop Up Punch Set - 6 petaled flower punch
- Foam tape or Pop Dots
- Glue stick or double stick tape

The ladies at the senior center and I had a good time creating this card. Here's a photo of some of them taken during the crafting session.

Ballo ergo sum
- Gitana, the Creative Diva

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