Her birthday is also this month. Here is a look at the card I made for her special day.
The girl is a vintage image that I colorized, in part, cut out and pasted on a background that had been colored with watercolor and stamped flourishes. Behind the girl, I placed colorized images of butterfly wings turning her into a faerie. Next, I used an Exacto knife to slice through the paper background just along the faerie's right wing.
Taking a piece of chipboard of the same size, I glued a small piece of vintage print right in the center. The print had first been given a green color wash and allowed to dry.
This done, I glued the entire background to a piece of chipboard, taking care not to glue the space behind the girl and her right wing and in front of the green printing. Leaving this space unglued helped create a pocket inwhich I placed a tiny gift enclosure card that I have held on to for many years. The card text, with its image of a pig and shamrock, is a birthday greeting in German. The images in Germany, as in may other places, represent "good luck."
After writing a personal note inside and embellishing the mini-card with a green ribbon and stick-on jewels, I tucked it neatly into the slit behind the wing. The other end of the ribbon is attached to the back of an old four-leaf-clover image (also from Germany).
To finish of this side of the card, I added a butterfly sticker, several greenish flowers and brads. Since the brads were an after thought I was lucky that the glue attaching the background to the chipboard had not dried completely. Carefully, I separated them, flattened the back of the brads, and stuck the two back together again.