Sunday, 27 November 2011

Mum's 90th birthday card

At last I've made the card for mum's birthday - it's on Tuesday, so it's at least a day ahead! Why is it that 'special' cards for family take so long to even decide upon, let alone actually making? Anyway, it's done now.

I wanted to make a card that would tone with the scrapbook I'm giving her (it's here if you'd like to have a peep), so I used Anna Griffin papers and 3D flowers, some ribbons with gems from Hobbycraft and silver letters and numerals. The stepper card is a Kanban one (took me a while to figure out how to fold it - I'm not totally happy with it as the steps don't sit down enough on the base - there is a double fold at the back, but whatever I do with it doesn't seem to make much difference. However, from the front the card still looks fine.

This photo was taken almost looking down on the card:

Close up of the top:
Close up of the bottom:

Side view:

Update: I left the card in an envelope overnight and took it out to take a photo outside - the good news is that the folds are now sitting correctly on the base of the card - so much better.



I'm linking for these challenges:

Top tip Tuesday 61: more than 1 fold
Sugar creek hollow: fancy folds
Little Claire 15: shaped cards
Crafty purple frog 29: for someone special
CES 63: special milestone birthdays
Take time for you 54: events: birthday
Fab n funky 100: happy birthday

14 comments:

  1. It's very cleverly folded Hazel and you've used some lovely papers. Well done, I'm sure your Mum will like it.
    Sue x

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  2. Hi Hazel

    What a super shaped card .. .. I don't think I have seen one like this before!

    It is gorgeous and I am sure your Mum is going to love it too!

    I hope she has a really happy birthday.

    Love Jules xx

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  3. Beautiful Hazel, absolutely gorgeous. xxx

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  4. Wow, what a fun card shape. Love this roses and letters. Thank you so much for joining us at Take Time for You this time.

    Hugs, Natascha

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  5. What a gorgeous card Hazel! You mum will love it!!

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  6. Great card hunny! that's a lot of folds! Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our More than 1 fold challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have Digi candy on my blog too!

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  7. This is a super elegant, soft and sweet card! Love the steps and the papers are just FAB! The glitter letters are the perfect touch too:0)

    Hope your Mom had a Super Happy Birthday:0)

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week; hope to see you again next challenge:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  8. Stunning creation!

    Thank you for joining Top Tip Tuesday in More Than 1 Fold challenge.

    Maggie
    xx

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  9. This is a gorgeous card Hazel - she will absolutely love it. Hugs, Claire x

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  10. Tremendous card Hazel.xxx

    What a very special card for your special Mum. I hope your Mum has a wonderful birthday with lots of cards and cake!

    Love to you both. Gez.xx

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  11. Oh wow Hazel, this is an absolute stunner! Love all your fancy folds and the roses are soooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with our Sparkle challenge at Dream Valley.

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  12. beautiful card hazel so pretty im sure she will love it thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x

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  13. Wow! This is really stunning, Hazel.
    The papers and decoupaged flowers are beautiful and I love the touch of sparkle. A brillinat creation!
    Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

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  14. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's :) x

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