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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

A couple of Birthday cards

I appear to be on a bit of a roll today - two more cards. Actually it is more a case of get these out of the way, finish off some Guide work, and then perhaps I can get on with the housework and some gardening - preferably the latter. (At least I have done 3 washloads today as well!)

This first card is for my Aunt Iris - well that is what I call her - she is actually my mum's first cousin. She is almost completely blind, so wanted to make something a bit touchy-feely for her.

Although some crafting pals sent me some Iris images, I decided to go with this one I had found, as it was fairly simple and clear, and she may just be able to make out the outlines. Have decoupaged this, matted onto purple and irridescent pink papers, and a decoupaged butterfly added. Lilac ribbon along the folded edge, highlighted with my favourite card candy - these are from the iced gem collection (do you remember iced gem biscuits? - they were a treat when I was a child!).

The sentiment was supposed to be done with the double-sided lettering I have in my stash and glittered - but could I find it. Well found these freebie foam letters in lilac instead. They are mounted on a piece of dot cuttlebug card and layered with same papers as the image. Finished off with another touchy-feely flower from my stash from Joanna Sheen's shop.

This second one as you will see is a belated card - definitely an oops I forgot, and I only realised when I was checking the family tree and realised I had missed a cousin's birthday. For some reason it wasn't on the calendar!

The image is from some of my Kanban stash, and is matted onto a piece of backing paper, from one of Joanna's CDs that I had saved from an earlier card. It was perfect match. I printed out the Belated Wishes and mounted that on same matching paper. The main topper is edged with a silver peel-off and a fancy one added between the topper and sentiment.


Beryl (bik59) said...

Two beautiful cards Mags, but I think the first one is definitely my favourite. I used to be a Brown Owl
Beryl x

Rita said...

Fabulous cards Mags. The Iris is Stunning. Hugs Rita xxx

Chrissie said...

You've been very busy lately Mags and making some wonderful cards!
I'm sure your aunt Iris will enjoy hers especially.