Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A Very Special Birthday

Good afternoon. Back again with my second post for today and this time I would like to share a card I have made for a friend that wanted a birthday card for a 90 year old lady - a very special birthday indeed!
I took inspiration from this week's sketch challenge at  Stamp Scrap and Doodle and the theme at Penny Black Saturday  - One for the Girlies.

I started by die cutting my shape and inking with Wild Honey & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink before stamping the gorgeous PB Gossamer image - I usually stamp then cut but I liked the change!
I also stamped the image twice more - onto patterned paper and co-ordinating textured card - both from DCVW Linen Closet - gorgeous - so that I could paper piece the image.

Here's a close up of the paper-pieced flowers:

A few sparkly gems, a couple of Martha Stewart flutterbys and a PC generated sentiment finish it off.

Challenges I would like to enter are:

Penny Black Saturday - One for the Girlies
A Spoonful of Sugar - Flower Power
Creative Craft Challenge - Restful Colours
Divas by Design - Florals

Thanks for popping by again.
Enjoy the rest of the day.


Rebekah said...

What gorgeous works debs love the paper piecing and butterflies thanks for sharing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a pretty card Debs - the lady will be overjoyed..the colours and papers are gorgeous
Lisa x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is really beautiful Debs.
Clare x

martina's kaartjes said...

love this fantastic card ! great !!! thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina

Chrissy said...

So beautiful. Love the flowers and the gorgeous colour.

Vicky said...

Wow Debs...such a beautiful card hun..! love the flowers and pretty colours too sweetie..

have a lovely evening..hugs Vicky xx

Claire x said...

This is a beautiful card Debs, I bet she loves it. Hugs, Claire x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - the paper piecing looks fab!
Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning love the flowers and colours, the papers are fab too, gorgeous work hugs pops x

Sylvia x said...

great card, love the pastel colours you have used

thanks for joi8ning in the fun at CCC...good luck

Sylvia x

Jackie said...

Fab cards Debs x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Debs, beautiful floral image and papers.

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous hun love those flowers just perfect hugs cherl x

laney said...

Fabulous work hun!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design would love to see you next time too

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the dimension of your flowers! Hugs Juls

Vicky said...

Oops Debs..forgot to say...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Linda said...

Hi Deb this is a wonderful card and you were picked our winner at SSDS. I love what you did with the sketch. Please contact me with your address so I can send you the embossing folder that you won.
Thanks so much for joining our challenge.