Thursday, 4 August 2011

70th Birthday

My Nan asked me to make a 70th birthday card for a friend of hers...so here it is. I decided not to go 'cute', and used my 'Agapanthus Clusters' stamp by Stampendous (again!). I made a background using 'Bundled Sage', 'Tumbled Glass' and 'Faded Jeans'  Distress Inks, then stamped the image a couple of times over the top in a mixture of 'Faded Jeans' and 'Chipped Saphire'...spritzing it with a little water before stamping. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp, and the numbers were cut using my Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet dies.


Challenges for this card:

24 comments:

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card Helen. Love how you have done the background.
Diane :-) xx

M-J said...

Ooh, I love this, very elegant card. Love the stamps and the colours. x

Carissa said...

Very pretty, I am sure she will love it. Hugs, Carissa

Claire x said...

This is perfect - love the image and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning, loving your colours so calming, thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy this time hugs pops x

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Gorgeous card Helen!!! Simple yet lovely too! Thanks for joining us at Sundays With Crissy!!
Hugs,
Sarah ☺

Dora said...

Thsi is so elegant Helen, love the white space on your card. Hugs xxx

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Helen..!

hugs Vicky xx

Sandra said...

This is a lovely card for a 70th so elegant:) Sandra H

:: hooliegirl :: said...

This is stunning Helen! I love the colours you've used, not only because they are my favourite combination but because they compliment so well together! The floral image is fabulous too!
Samantha

nessy said...

oh just perfect for a 70th birthday ~love it!!
vanessa xx

Kaz said...

A lovely background for a lovely image....perfect!
Kaz xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Helen.
luv
Debby

Samantha said...

Ohhhh your getting inky!! I LOVE IT!! :0)

Tammy L said...

I love CAS cards! This one is beautiful.
Thanks for joining our challenge at Lollipop Crafts this week.
Tammy DT

Michele Spera said...

Love what you came up with:-) Thank you for joining us at sundays with crissy
Hugs
Michele

Donna said...

Beautiful design Helen and such a lovely colour combination...thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Pauline C said...

This is really beautiful Helen - I love thisstamp, and your distressed colouring is so delicate and love the graded clours.
Hugs
Pauline x

kris said...

Beautiful CAS card!! the colors are wonderful! Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts! Good Luck!

Shelly said...

Such a lovely card, perfect for our challenge at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

brenda said...

How thrilled I was to see your card Helen - it's a bit of a crafting joke amongst those I know, as I just adore Stampendous P107.

Sad I know, but I even purchased a second one just in case it is ever discontinued.

A stunning card and thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot this month.

B x

pinky said...

Thats just beautiful Helen. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Sally H said...

Just fabulous! Brenda's favourite stamps too! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x