Sunday, 23 February 2014

Commissioned 30th birthday card

I was asked to make a 30th birthday card for a daughter - not girly or with flowers, but to include some musical notes and butterflies with the wording given, which I generated on computer and printed on to card that has Happy Birthday repeatedly printed - very feint, so quite hard to see here.

I used an 8 x 8 embossalicious embossing folder with my eBosser, using some pearlescent card that was a lilac colour, brushing this with dusty concord and chipped sapphire distress inks. The 3D acetate butterflies are some that came in a pack with a recently bought magazine.

I hope I've hit the right note with this card (no pun intended) - I know it is simple, but I couldn't make it fussy and girly and also it needs to be posted abroad so the request was to keep thickness and weight to a minimum.

The torn piece of acetate had been prepared on the computer and printed and run through my xyron so that no glue showed through.

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Catered crop: good birthdays
Craftitude 59: anything goes or hit the right note (music themed)
Crazy 4 challenges 224: music inspiration
Sentimental Sundays 195: make your own background paper
Crafty hands 8: embossed background
2 sisters 173: embossing
The crafting cafe February: embossing
Ruby's rainbow 73: texture
4 crafty chicks 182: things with wings
Hiding in my craftroom 138: what's buggin' ya?
Quirky crafts 4:pile it high - layer it up and 3D it
Little tangles 31: monochromatic
Crafting by designs February
Card and scrap 70: hip hip hooray - everything can be celebrated
DL.ART February: anything goes
Sister Act 45: anything goes


  1. I can see that script and it is very subtle and lobvely. The butterflies are wonderful on this pretty card!

  2. A great card Hazel,love the music themed embossed background and the touch of vellum just finishes the card off nicely.

    Thank you for joining us at CraftyHands x

  3. This is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe. Good Luck!

  4. Ah this is clean, simple and gorgeous! I love the butterfly and the music note embossing. Thanks for sharing your incredible design with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Things with Wings Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  5. great shimmery card. Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  6. What a GREAT combination using the script with the musical embossing! It adds such an elegant touch to the card. I just love it..and with the addition of the butterflies, it is PERFECT! Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding In My Craft Room! Hope you join us again soon!

    Kathy HIMCR DT

  7. beautiful card Hazel! the embossing is so pretty, and I love the Happy Birthday torn acetate, such a nice touch! simple but very elegant and classy card! thank you for joining our Make your own background paper challenge at Sentimental Sundays !
    Mirella DK
    DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  8. such a pretty card - the embossed background is perfect and i love how you've used acetate for the 'happy birthday' message. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

  9. Very pretty card, love the embossing on the background. Thank you for joining the Sentiment Sundays Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  10. Kjempeflott kort du har laget :)
    Tusen takk for at du deltar på utfordringen vår :)

    Card and Scrap

  11. Very elegant. I like all the shades of purple. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  12. Thanks for playing along in the Little Tangles Challenge!

  13. What a pretty card! Great details! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

  14. Beautiful! The embossing is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  15. Beautiful card! Love the texture and the music embossing look fantastic.

    Thank you for playing with us at Ruby's Rainbow

  16. Another pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again.

  17. Lovely card, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude Challenges
    Hugs Donna DT xx


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