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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

70th Birthday Card

I have used this image from JS Furry Friends before for a man's card, but couldn't resist using it again for my SIL's 70th Birthday, as she used to have a dog a bit like this.

I imported the image into MCS so that  I could  then match one of the blues in the image to find out the appropriate RGN numbers for me to computer generate it in Publisher - I actually made a note of the two shades used and used both later.  (I use Publisher quite a bit for planning a card, as I can snapshot the various backing papers that come on a CD and see which one I prefer as a background paper against the image - which saves printing off loads of papers and then choosing.  - For instance I tried backing papers with dog bones, and paw prints, before settling on this one from the CD.)

The image and sentiment (sentiment has a computer generated surround to match the image), and backing paper were then mounted on blue papermania pearlescent textured card and I also cut the skelton flower from the same card.   I also wanted to try out my Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily die, to make the card a tad more feminine.  The basic card is a pale pearlescent cream cardstock (from C&C bought at Wilkinsons!).

Added a diamante gem to the flower and then over-wrote the sentiment with a bluey/green Sakura gell stardust pen, which was the exact colour of the writing - how lucky was that!

The card was completed using the matching insert from the CD, to which I also added the dog image to the "fly leaf" with a matching computer generated surround (again using Publisher).

thanks for looking



coldwaters2 said...

Oh Mags what a beautiful card that colour helps is stand out perfectly, I am in love with that doggy image and the design is terrific.
Lorraine x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Mags, I am sure your SIL will love it
Beryl x

Christine said...

Beautiful card Mags, love the doiley die. Your SIL will be thrilled to receive it.
Christine xx