Monday 14 July 2008

100th Birthday Card

This is the first time I've been asked to make a card for a 100th Birthday. The recipient used to be a milliner, so I said I would make a large card in the shape of a hat. I only had a template for a small card, so I had to draw round it, scan, then enlarge and print out to use as a template with A3 card folded.

The background textured paper and the brads are DCWV. I printed the greeting and then used daisy sticky ribbons along the edges (the cut edges didn't look even enoug without it). The daisy ribbon looked a bit bare, so I stuck the little sparkly gems in the centre of each daisy (I had exactly the right number of the size I needed).

I cut A3 folded paper to make an insert and stamped and embossed a deep pink 'Happy Birthday' (but I admit that I wasted three sheets of A3 because I wasn't pleased with the stamping).

The person who asked for the card is coming to pick it up on Thursday - I just hope she likes it:

I don't usually double up on challenges, but as this is a special card I hope I can be forgiven. So itfits the Easy as 1, 2, 3, CBCC046 challenge on Carolyn's, the June 10 challenge on JB: I've got your number, and the DCM Got your number little extra midweek.

Think Pink 2

The theme for the Think Pink challenge on BF forum for last week was Anniversary or Wedding cards, so I made two very simple wedding day cards. Unfortunately, holographic doesn't show well on photos:

DCM more peel offs

Two more cards using peel offs: