Wednesday 24 April 2013

A Birthday card

.......for a VERY special friend:
No names - but I hope you had a lovely Birthday!

I used......a lorra stuff:

- 6" x 6" square white petal edged card

- an inverted circular scalloped Nestie to die cut the centre, which was backed with SU's 'Pink Pirouette' card

- the flowers were stamped onto SU 'Perfect Plum' card stock using VersaMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. They were then covered with Woodware Ultra Strong sticky back adhesive sheet before being die cut - this was all using SU's 'Secret Garden' stamps and dies. Then, the sticky protection was peeled from the front of the flowers and they were dunked into teensy little microbeads - the leaves were die cut from a snippet of SU 'Certainly Celery' using the 'Secret Garden' leaves die

- at this point I laid the flowers and leaves onto the card to see how they would look and realised how bare all the plain white was. Thankfully I'd kept the scallop from the card centre so I just gently popped it back in place and did some first and second generation stamping using one of the flower stamps and 'Perfect Plum' ink all over the front of the card

- the sentiment was stamped using 'Perfect Plum' again with Hero Arts' 'Handwritten Birthday' stamp (one of the first stamps I ever bought and still a great favourite)

- pink spotty ribbon from the ribbon box, topped off with a 'sort looped bow thingy' and a big mauve pearl

- smaller mauve pearls along the petalled edge - bought from Ally Pally in the nick of time!

- a white butterfly, cut using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' Embosslit and then the indented circles on the butterfly wings were covered with more (even smaller) mauve pearls

- oh, and a plain strip of 'Pink Pirouette' card behind the petal edge, on the back part of the folded card

Trust me, I needed a lie down to recover and the place here was like a total bombsite once I'd finished. And WHY did I do the heat embossing and then cover it with micro beads?! Sigh.

The micro beads are a new lot, and really tiny - much smaller than my first lot. There's room for both to be used but the tiny ones are like jumping beans - they truly do get absolutely everywhere no matter how carefully they're handled!



  1. Stunning birthday card Di,
    love the flowers and papers,
    hugs Tamara

  2. Gorgeous card, Di. Your friend is going to love it. I particularly like the background stamping ... for an afterthought it's genius :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

    PS: I'm mortified that sight of my desk today led you to think I'd been turned over by a burglar ... that's me trying to get organised!!!

  3. Stunning and Beautiful Di, well worth all the hard work. Enjoy your lie down.

  4. STUNNING card Di. Such a lot of hard work went into it, with really gorgeous results. I just know your friend loved it!!!

    Big hugs
    Sarn xxx

  5. a beautiful card and such a lot of work (and mess) went into it lol

  6. Gorgeous card there Mrs! I think we are all posting about THAT Scallywag today!
    Tee hee!

  7. The embossing does show thorough the microbeads! This is so pretty in the picture, but I'm sure is even prettier IRL!

  8. so very stylish!! LOVE it!!! Hugs Juls


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