Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lost Birthday Card!

So, a few weeks ago I made a card for my Sister in Law for her birthday. SIGH.... and mailed it. Only it never made  it to its destination. I have held off posting it hoping and praying it would get there... cuz I still wanted it to be a surprise. I have given up any faith in the USPS getting it to her since it has been 3 weeks. So  I have made her a second card (different) and UPS'd it overnight to her, and hope I will have much better luck this time. So here is my old lost card that I LOVED.

The design paper is Graphic 45. The background paper is some that I made from plain brown paper to look like metal. There is a tutorial on the paper over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog that I put together. The flowers are Recollections and the little doo-dads are Tim Holtz.

The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps. I colored her up using all sorts of Brown Copic markers. I would list them all, but I think it would be quicker to list the ones I did not use - E9x series and E4x series. Other than that, I think I used some of all the rest of them. The greens are YG 63, 67 and the yellows are Y2x series.  I cut her out after coloring her, and added her to a cut out Steampunk paper that I edged with brown ink.

So there is my lovely lady. I hope you all enjoyed her. And Michelle - I hope you like your new card. It should be there Thursday or Friday!!! I have a tracking number this time.

Thank you for stopping by. I should have another card to post soon.



  1. Wow, she is totally gorgeous. I saw her over at Sweet Pea. I love all the browns on your card - and it turned out awesome. It's the pits it got lost by USPS!

  2. Alaine, this steampunk beauty is remarkable! How terribly tragic that such a gorgeous card would get lost in the mail :( Maybe it will turn up soon. I will keep my fingers crossed.

    Once, at my old job, I received a mangled bit of mail from the USPS and it arrived in one of their generic sleeves made specifically for damaged mail. I checked the date on it and it was mailed out 10yrs before it finally arrived at it's intended destination! Apparently it had been caught in a piece of their
    equipment. Let's hope you steampunk beauty shows up in a more timely fashion ;D