Sunday, 21 September 2008

80th Birthday Card

This is a card I've been asked to make by my Aunt as a special 80th birthday card. I don't know the recipient, so have decided to play it safe, and rather than go down the 'cute' route, I thought I'd use a floral image (Penny Black stamp 'Gossamer') gifted to me by my friend Karen. I've coloured it with pearly paints, and then decoupaged the flower heads and leaves. I've kept the layout quite simple, and have used complimentary shades of purple card, some with embossed with my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder. The sentiment stamp (by Hero Arts) is embossed with pearlised lilac embossing powder. I made the tag using Nestabilites, and then added numbers, die-cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet, and tied it on with a piece of lilac ribbon.
This card is not my usual style, but overall I'm pleased with it - I just hope that my Aunt likes it too!

8 comments:

SammieJay said...

Another musician!!! I keep bumping into quite a few in blogland! I'm sure she'll love this card. To me everything is perfect -the balance and colours are delightful.
Best wishes,
SammieJay

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, the flowers are so pretty

Pauline C said...

Very classy card Helen - perfect I think for the occasion. Loved reading your interesting facts .. we learn more about each other all the time LOL!
Ppauline x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and elegant card perfect for an 80th Birthday.

Chris said...

Such an elegant card Helen. Love that stamp and how you've decoupaged the petals and leaves. I'm sure the recipient will love it. I hope you aren't doing your crossed eyed thing when you're reading this LOL! Chris x

All Pink girl said...

Beutiful card so gorgeous ,Dawnxx

Donna said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the colours. Donna x

Cathy said...

Helen this is lovely. I love the layout and the colours.
Hugs
Cathy xx