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Friday, 12 February 2010

30th Birthday Card

Not only is it Ellie's birthday on Valentine's Day, but it is also my future daughter-in-law's birthday too.

I struggled with what to do for her.  Pretty, pretty or simple.  Then laying in bed an idea struck me!  I was going to make her a cake for her Birthday, but she insisted that as she is trying to lose weight for the wedding she really didn't want one!   Thus the idea for this card was born.

It wasn't going to be another easel card, but it sort of happened!  White hammered card stock.  Images from Andy Carolan's Pastimes and Hobbies CD highlighted with sakura stardust clear, and a bought 30.  Tramlines scored along base and a pretty pink holographic peel-off added, and a couple of random tiny heart gems (as it is Valentine's Day).

Base has a sentiment created on computer, using the matching backing paper from cd, which says:  "You said you didn't want me to make you a cake ...."

A couple of bits of ribbon and a butterfly that was in the kit containing the "30" layed between two lines of embossing.  I have also done "honeycomb" embossing on the bottom inch of the card (using my new Hougie Board), and added 3 lines of the holographic peel-off.  Added a couple of star gems and a little heart gem as the stop.

Once again I have mounted the complete card on the easel base, so that I could add an insert.  Used the matching backing paper from the cd, but printed it in "watermark"  and then printed on Conqueror paper the sentiment on the "fly" continues on from the front of the card and says:  ".... but this one is non-fattening!"


This isn't photo isn't awfully clear, but have tried to get a close up of the honeycomb embossing! but I think if you click on the photo and look at the bottom right you can just about see it!

ps:  I also made a matching bookmark with a tassel  (yes I parted with one) but forgot to take a photo.


Sheila - Ginger said...

What a gret Card Mags....your inspiration really worked! Fabulous!

Love Sheila xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab card Mags and I am sure she will appreciate the less fattening cake. Cathy xxxx

Beryl K said...

Great card Mags, a brilliant idea for when someone doesn't want a cake
Beryl x