Friday, April 17, 2009

Chalk Lines Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my Jamaican friend who I call my twin since we were born on the same day. We worked together at a hospital in the Chicago area and one day when we were talking about birthdays she mentioned she was born on Easter. I knew our birthdays were both on the same day, but until then I didn't know we were born on exactly the same day. I had thought she was younger than me. We are born on the very last day Easter falls on and it only falls on that date every 100 years. This is the only person I know who is a twin. We worked with a doctor who shares our birthday, but she's a lot younger than us. The people who we worked with all called us "The Twins" after that, and it really confused people when they introduced us as our skin tones are quite different. LOL (I'm of Irish descent so I have a pretty fair complexion.) At any rate Monica and I have stayed close even though she moved back to Jamaica when she retired and I moved to Ohio. We have managed to get together a few times when she visits her daughters in Chicago and of course there's the wonderful Internet and phone system.
Back to the card: It uses the Technique Junkies technique Chalk Lines from the April/ May 2009 Newsletter. I used Craft-T-Products Decorating Chalks yellow, orange, and red and swiped them onto Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock in a random pattern using cotton balls to apply the chalks. Then putting a ruler down on the cardstock I erased lines using a regular pencil eraser again in a random pattern. Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels die was used to cut the Tempting Turquoise background, ink is Superior India Ink Black, cardstock is Stampin Up and Hollo's Papercraft, stamps are Stampin Up Simply Said and Sincere Salutations, brads are The Paper Studio Spare Parts, and markers to color the flowers are Stampin' Write markers Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow and Only Orange. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the cards.


  1. How simple & so stuningly beautiful- just like all of your creations



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