Thursday, 24 November 2011

A commissioned birthday card for my mum

A friend asked me if I would make a card for her and her husband to give to my mum for her 90th birthday next Tuesday. She requested that I put a photo of mum as a child, so I've used one of the ones that I included in the scrapbook I made for mum.

I used the sketch for Technostamper's Monday lunchtime 201:

I used Basic Grey papers from three different collections for Basic Grey challenge 57: mix 'n' match. The background paper is BG cappelia, as are the scalloped strips that I cut to go across the card (these don't show up too well here though). The blue paper that has been die cut with a Nellie shape is BG sugar rush - I distressed the edges with brushed corduroy DI. The flowered paper behind the photo is also BG sugar rush. This was then matted on to a piece of dark brown paper from BG infuse.

The greeting and the numerals are gold foiled - shame I had to take a flash photo as it's now dark and the card needs to be given to my friend tomorrow morning. The rhinestones are habico and the flowers with the pearl centres were from the 99p store.

This is also for:

Birthday sundaes 36: old neglected stash (I've had these BG papers for quite a long time)
Crafting when we can: female birthday
Take time for you 54: events - birthday
Crafts and me 62: shabby chic/vintage
Crafty purple frog 29: for someone special
Hooked on craft 12: something punched or die cut
Your next stamp 56: use die cuts