I meant to post this yesterday, but I got busy with other things. My grandma’s 91st birthday is this Saturday and we are having a little gathering the night before. I realized that if I was going to make her card, I needed to get a move on. I kept it simple.
I decided to make it a single page so she could stand it up and see it all at once. I picked out a pastel yellow from my card stock for the background. Savannah is obviously too young to help make and sign the card, but I still wanted to add something from her. I found an ink pad that luckily was still useable and got her handprint. She did really good; it only took two tries. I then cut out the print from the card stock. It looked better on horizontal paper so that changed my vertical idea. A little stick glue and I was ready to go on.
I then added two group messages. I wanted to leave plenty of room to write personal messages. I painted the top one using my half-inch flat paint brush and a gloss black paint. I really liked the shape the brush gave the letters. I did touch up the paint a little, but I liked the natural fading it did through the letter so I tried my best to keep it. I added the blue underline for a splash of color. On the second line, I used a black sharpie.
You may notice two little holes punched out of the top corners. That is because I decided to add a way for Grandma to hang it if she wanted to. I crocheted a single chain in blue for the hanger and knotted it in the back. I then painted a watercolor tulip bed on the bottom to add some more color.