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Friday, 18 February 2011

Commissioned 80th birthday card

I've been asked to make four 80th birthday cards - all of them need to be A4 size because a lot of people will be writing in them. The first one needed to be done today.

I've had some Carol Wilson 12 x 12 embossed papers for two or three years and have never found a use for them, although I love the look and texture of them. So I decided to cut it into 4 and use overlapped corners on the A4 card, trimming where necessary. Of course, this meant that there were joins across the middle in both directions, so I used some DCWV textured card strips to hide the joins and add a bit to the pattern.

The central section is a piece of whitewash core'dinations which was run through my cuttlebug with a crafts-too frame embossing folder and then sanded to reveal the lilac core. The sentiment is fustamps Happy Birthday wish, stamped with versamark and embossed with detail gold powder. This was then matted on lilac and yellow and a few Craftime flowers added, as well as the 80s peel offs.

Unfortunately, the lemon on the Carol Wilson background paper looks paler on here than it is irl - it's not a striking yellow, but definitely more lemony than it looks here (poor light now) When thinking of what colours to use I was inspired by the challenge on Crafty sentiments this week to use 'lemon and lilac', a colour scheme that I don't often think of. And I think it's OK for Annabelle's 'say it in yellow'.

This is also for:

Woodware USA 14
: embossing
Pixie cottage 57: embossing
Mami doodles 20: flower card
Bunny Zoe 9: spring ... flowers everywhere
Creative cottage 33: fabulous florals
One stitch at a time 49: birthday bash - make it pretty
Totally stampalicious: bling or glitter or glitz - glitter on the flowers
Dutch dare 100: sparkle/glitter/bling - glitter on the flowers
Pollycraft 80: special birthdays
For fun: happy birthday
Meljen 46: happy birthday
Cardmaking mamas 15: happy birthday
If the shoe fits 67: happy birthday
Stampin' with the dragon: birthdays
Tellen's place: birthdays
Fun at fairy knoll: birthday
Ooh-la-la 73: for someone special
Res-Q 71: Don't be S.A.D.: something that makes you happy - flowers and celebrating a special birthday
Pixie dust studio: don't be square
Allsorts 90: it's all about the sentiment
Digistamps4joy 13: going sentimental
Whoopsi Daisy: free and easy
Paper crafting journey 4: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Creative inspirations 99: plain and simple - maximum of 2 papers, maximum of 4 flowers

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here

55 comments:

  1. A beautiful card, Hazel!! I love the soft colors!! Thanks for joining us this week at Woodware USA!

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  2. Lovely card! I love how you've used your 12x12 paper and the sanding and embossing on the sentiment is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas and at Meljen's Designson our Birthday Challenges! Good Luck!
    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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  3. Really pretty and feminine card Hazel, she'll lov eit!

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  4. You did a great job. A4 would have me running to hide!

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  5. Beautifull ! Thanks for joining the pixies this week Joyce xo

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  6. Hi Hazel! What a lovely birthday card!

    Thanks so much for joining us again this week at Shelly's Images for our "Show us what you got" challenge.

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  7. Very elegant card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Meljen's Design Team Challenge Blog!

    Greetings, Katja (Meljen's Design Team)

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  8. what a very elegant card I lovethe embossing and the flowers thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs linda x

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  9. Wow what a beautiful card Hazel the embossing is so pretty
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  11. Wow Hazel what a wonderful card. The colours, embossing and beautiful papers are stunning together. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
    Pinky

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  12. Wonderful looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  13. Beautiful work, fab detail....thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments...... Jo xxx

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  14. this is so beautiful love the embossing on this bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  15. Beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
    Hugs,
    Beth

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  16. Very nice!! Lilac and lemon are such a pretty combination! The embossing is fabulous!

    luv, Mags x

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  17. Hazel,
    Your card is fabulous! I love the soft colours too. Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

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  18. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our floral challenge at the creative cottage and crafty sentiments lilac and lemon! hugs Rebekah xx
    PS I have blog candy at http://berryliciousblog.blogspot.com if you are interested!

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  19. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy, OSAAT and Stampin with the Dragon.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  20. Such a sweet birthday card. Love the color combo. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.

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  21. Hazel, this is just beautiful, great use of flowers and love the embossing and soft colors. Thanks so much for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY and DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY this week:)

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  22. Such an elegant card Hazel! Beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at "The Shoe"!
    Hugs
    Amber

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  23. Beautiful card, love your colour combo and the flower embellishments. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

    Christine

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  24. What a gorgeous card, that embossing is fabulous. Thanks for joining in our Someone Special challenge at Ooh La La this time. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  25. Beautiful and elegant Hazel, perfect for an 80th birthday celebration!
    Thank you for playing along with us at AnnaBelle's say it in yellow challenge! :)

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  26. Super card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

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  27. Beautiful card Hazel love the whites and pale lemon and lilacs,love the gorgeous design, perfect for a 80th.
    Thank you for joining us over at Digistamps4joy
    Hugs Linda

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  28. Very cute card. I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

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  29. Hi Hazel, I just adore the embossing and the soft pastel colors. This is a beautiful card and the recipient will be ever so grateful. How wonderful to celebrate those fantastic years.

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  30. Ooops, I forgot to say: Thank you for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "birthday" challenge. :~)

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  31. Stunning birthday creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

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  32. DEVINE and very ELEGANT card Hazel, love the paper flowers, love the colour scheme. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at AnnaBelle Stamps.

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  33. Very elegant card, the embossing looks wonderful. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

    Hugs,
    Nanda

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  34. What a lovely card Hazel. Love all the embossing and the flowers are so pretty.

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  35. a perfect card lovely
    Thank you for playing the Digistamps4joy Going Sentimental challenge and hope to see you again soon
    Love Jan
    xx

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  36. Hello Hazel. How beautiful. Love the embossing, very effective and so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra x

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  37. Just gorgeous! Love the elegant simplicity of the all the white. It is amazing!

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  38. Fabulous! Love the bright, happy colors! Thanks for playing RSEQ challenge this week!

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  39. Very elegant and pretty. Love your embossing and the soft yellow color. Thanks for joining the AB Say it with Yellow Challenge this week.

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  40. This is beautiful, a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

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  41. Hi Hazel, This card is lovely. Beautiful embossing with a great colour combo. I'm sure the recipient was over the moon. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and do hope to see you back again.

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  42. Hazel your card is simply gorgeous!The embossing and beautiful flowers are just the right touches. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey this week. Hugs ~ Cindy

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  43. This is beautiful Hazel, perfect for the occasion!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week :)
    Andrea

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  44. This is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at For Fun.

    x Meera x

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  45. Love that color combination and all the subtle elements. Thanks for joining us this week at For Fun Challanges.

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  46. Love the size of it! thanks for joining us at DDCC.

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  47. What a beautiful card, Hazel!
    LOVE the embossing and your gorgeous flowers!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

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  48. Very pretty, love the colours. Thank you for playing along at Digistamps4Joy x

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  49. This is beautiful Hazel! So happy you played with the Pixies this week :) We hope to see you again!
    Cyndi

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  50. fabulous card Hazel, great colours...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

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  51. what a sweet card :) love the sofe tone and the emboss image :)

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  52. Simply beautiful. I love the embossed background layer and the lovely flowers. Thank You for sharing your lovely card with us at Meljens designs this week.

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  53. This card is lovely. Thanks for joining in this weeks Fairy Knoll Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx
    There's some candy on my blog...
    http://www.blog.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/

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  54. beautiful and elegant! the embossed paper is fabulous! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe! I always enjoy seeing your blog!

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