Sunday, May 4, 2014

Steadfast Tin Solider Birthday

Yesterday was my beautiful, oldest daughter's 17th birthday!  I cannot believe that I have a child that old already.  Where does the time go?  She is growing up so quickly and is such a special young lady to all she comes in contact with.  If you ever get the chance to meet her and spend time with her, she will leave a positive impression on you, that will stick with you forever.  I am truly blessed that God chose me to be her mom.  She has a heart for God and for people.  She has so many things that she likes and loves.  One of her non-stop favorite things, since she was little, is books.  She loves to read and own books.  She is finding that she really loves the older type of books that were written many years ago.  Some of them are Sherlock Holmes and stories written by Hans Christian Andersen.  But since she got a large book of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, she has come to love a lot of his stories.  This is her favorite so far is, "The Steadfast Tin Solider".  Such a great story, yet tragic, but with a great moral to it.  No matter what that little one legged tin solider faced, he never gave up or wavered, even down to the end.  What a great inspiration for our lives.  Don't waver when it comes to doing what is right in life.  So because at this time this is a new favorite, and because she loves books, I knew I wanted to make her a beautiful book card.  Well, I think I succeeded at just that.  I am so very pleased with how well this turned out.  The pictures just do not do it justice.  It is soooo much more beautiful in person.  The basic idea of the card is fairly simple.  The embellishing is up to you when you make one of these, it can be simple or more elaborate, like mine. 

I Used:
Lots of ribbons and flowers and pearls, and decorative tape and stickers, all from my stash from past projects.
Martha Stewart Hearts boarder punch
Gold and Silver Gel pens for highlighting some areas on the pictures
Printed images
dimensional tape
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Corduroy

 As you can tell, I printed 2 extras of the images and cut the ballerina and the tin solider out by hand and then used dimensional tape and layered them on top of each other.   So it raised the  main characters in the story and made them pop out of the picture.  
I just love how this came out! 
Thank you so much for stopping in and I hope you have a fantastic day!
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