Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Big Flower Birthday!







Hi! Today I wanted to share with you something I made for a customer. Okay, here's a little "backround gossip" on my customer. But remember, "What goes on in this blog, Stays on this blog"! lol! Anyway, there is this guy (a salesman) that works in the same office that I do. He is very successful I might add. (Nice six figure income, I'm sure). Anyway he just got remarried a few years ago and is totally in love with this woman. So much so that he still buys her thoughtful gifts, and does romantic things with her!!! Anyway... he found out that I sell handmade greeting cards and has been an awesome customer since. He says he gets "lots of points" with my cards. (Umm... I don't think I want to know what that means) LOL! He ordered a birthday card for her and this is what I made for him. (It looks like a pocket card from the front view but it really opens). I'm happy with the way it turned out and I had a blast making it, which is the best part. He likes when I insert a picture of them somewhere on the card. I covered the faces for their privacy. He gave me twenty bucks for it! Now I can buy a couple gallons of gas! I'm gonna show it to you in different parts so that you can get a better idea of what I did. The flower was stamped and colored four times and then cut out. I layered them with pop up glue dots. The flower stamp is from Outlines Rubber Stamps. (A simply fabulous store). Check 'em out! They display some gorgeous work done with their stamps on there. The sentiment is Stampin' Up . The butterfly punch is Martha Stewart.
I really appreciate you stopping by.

10 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome work on the outline stamp. It is absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous card. Worth every penny he paid!

Diane said...

My goodness,I can't even get $2 for one card,let alone $20.00,lol.
Good for you girl! It's gorgeous btw,and I'm sure it was alot of work,it's spectacular!

Tracy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and everything about it! It is worth every cent! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee great story, love your card, it's gorgeous.

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You go girl!

The Rubber Maid said...

Wahoo !!! That's a pricey card that fellow bought from you. Love the verse and your flower is beautiful. What a lucky woman to have a man love her that much. I remember my DH buying me things like that also and it is a wonderful feeling. Have a great weekend. Pat

Heath said...

Wonderful birthday card!! Many more options regarding beautiful birthday cards are available at The Gallery Collection...

Lisa said...

Wow, Joanne what a stunner!!! no wonder he keeps coming back!!! The detail is amazing it must have taken you ages.. I must admit I like the personalisation with the picture and I have to say I get a lot of requests for cards with photos in them.

Great job, I had to smile thought he gave you 20 bucks..you bout fuel..he probably spends that much on loo paper!! LOL

Thanks for stopping by my blog, its really appreciated.

Cheryl said...

What a truly gorgeous card. I'm certain he was very pleased and made a very good impression on his wife.

Shirley said...

How fun to know the scoop too! Let me just say this about that. I am sure he was a very happy man and still is after your card! :-) What a stunning image. As a matter of fact I love Outline and have been meaning to order some from them. They will sell unmounted with cling. Love it, Joanne!