Thursday, September 12, 2013

golden lady

This card is a belated birthday wish for my friend, Shino, a super-talented photographer, cook, healthy living expert, and all-around beautiful person.  She is the wife of one of my first NYC friends, whom I met on the dance floor...come to think of it, I've met most of my NYC friends on the dance floor:)

Tomorrow, my friend is off to Japan to spend time with Shino, who traveled ahead of him.  I'm sending him off with this card along with some goodies from my job at Jacques Torres Chocolate.  Yum!

I created this card for the All that Glitters is Gold Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  I decided to give the "washaker" (washi tape + shaker) card a try.  I first saw a washaker card on JJ Bolton's website, where she said she learned it from Donna Mikasa, who referenced a tutorial by Julie Ebersole ...I'm not sure who came up with the technique, but I do know that I have much respect from all the ladies I listed:)

The backstory to the "Hello Golden Lady" sentiment is kinda funny.  Last weekend at work, a customer dropped a box of caramels on the ground.  The box busted open, so we deemed the item unsellable and gave the caramels out as samples.  There was a strip of gold cardstock in the box that my manager was about to throw away, when she handed it over to me.  "I bet you can do something with this," she said half jokingly, given that I look at a lot of stuff we throw away and brainstorm all sorts of things we can do to repurpose it (e.g., plastic bags, acetate, cardboard).  So me being me, I took on the challenge.  The "hello" and the stars are made from the caramel box gold cardstock.

And, "Golden Lady"?  It's a song by Stevie Wonder that Shino sang to me on my 35th birthday.  At my birthday dinner, all me friends took turns grabbing the wooden spoon from the pitcher of sangria and sang me a song...because well, that's how we do.

Happy belated birthday, Shino!  Hope you're having a fabulous time back home.  Love ya, sis!

Stamps on card front: Mama Elephant Midnight Letters
Stamps on inside: Avery Elle Party Animal
Inks: Delicata (golden glitz); Memento (tuxedo black)
Dies: My Favorite Things Happy Hello, Memory Box Star Flourish
Other: gold gel pen, sequins, gold cardstock, washi tape, acetate. 

1 comment :

  1. Hey Lorraine! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Glitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)