Friday, December 10, 2010

Camel Birthday Card

What a week!  I had my final presentation to do in my course.  It had to be pre-recorded - which actually made the process much longer than usual, but much less stressful during the actual presentation.  I am now officially off school until the new year.  Woo hoo!  I loved my course though, and will miss it - as well as the instructor.  I had the privilege of being taught by a visiting professor from the University of Leeds.  I really enjoyed studying under her.

I made this card for my sister's birthday.  My nickname for her is "Kami" - short for camel.  (When we took a holiday to Egypt, I kept asking her to hold my things as I ran off to take photos.  She made a joke that I thought she was my camel - and the nickname began!)  I always find her things with a camel and make her cards with camels.
I cut the camel from Animal Kingdom and cut off its head - to replace it with one looking straight out.  I attached the head with a handmade wobble spring. I used my Chomas gel pen holder to draw the face and added green pearls for eyes.  The hat is from Doodlecharms and I added stickles to it.  Patterned papers are g.c.d.  The border and mini scallops were created with Stampin' Up punches and punched from the same paper as the mat.  I added more pearls to the mini scallops and also attached a little bow. 

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10 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so super cute! Love the great paper and funny story! (I just emailed you a minute ago!)

sucor said...

What a great story behind this cute card! I'm sure your sister will get a kick out of it!

Kel said...

Aww "kami" will love it.. Great bright fun colors on that card..nice job.. tfs!

Tracey said...

How cute........She will love it! I would love to go to Eygpt, that must of been a great trip!

Besthobbyeva said...

What a great story, I love it! This cars is absolutely beautiful! I love the paper and the little, camel! The hat is too cute! Awesome job!

Sparta Savings said...

I love your story behind this cute card! I'm sure it was special to her! Thanks for visiting my blog!

April said...

How cute! AND great story! Love the bright colors too!

duchessdee said...

So cute and what a great way to create a nice family time, so important. Thanks for sharing, dee

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colors and the paper that you used. :) :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

LOL. What a cute story, I'm so glad you shared it. I'm sure your sister is going to LOVE it. And how lucky to vacation in Egypt. I bet it was AWESOME!!!