Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Made with love

Mr Mojo took a bit of a hike again but I absolutely couldn't pick a Birthday card out of my box of finished ones for a certain very good friend who recently celebrated her Birthday. It had to be specially made with her totally in mind.

So, I turned to a lovely Penny Black stamp set, as well as two of her favourite colours (green and blue), and this was the result:
And, as she often stamps on her envelopes, I stamped one corner of the insert I added - plus the envelope - and coloured those to match the card image:
Despite it being sunny here when I took this photo, the camera has chosen to make the envelope look as if it's very pale blue whereas it's white:

I used:

- white DL card blank

- snippet of SU's 'Certainly Celery' card stock to 'frame' the image panel

- piece of white card, the Misti, Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from the Penny Black 'delicate florals' set

- after stamping the image I added the sentiment using the Misti again, the same black ink pad and a sentiment stamp from SU's 'Circle of Spring' set

- coloured the image using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

- only then did I trim the image panel and the green frame down to size (working backwards again, but it allowed me to totally level up the sentiment which I'd suspected might stamp a bit on the wonky side)

- then glued the layers together before adding to the card front

- stamped and coloured the insert and envelope as mentioned above

Hope you had a really lovely Birthday - with plenty of cake and choklit of course!





29 comments:

  1. this is also one of my favorite stamps, your card is so pretty I'm sure you friend will love the card and envelope :)

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  2. A beatiful stamp, and a beautiful card

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  3. That is so very beautiful - simple and elegant. I love that image, it's one I haven't seen before and is perfect for a tall card.

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  4. Wow, a very elegant and sweet CAS! Love it, great coloring and love how you decorated the envelope corner!

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  5. A beautiful card and a lovely stamped image.
    Kath x

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  6. Oh Di this is a delight to see - what a special friend to receive such a beautiful card
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Beautiful image made into a beautiful card - always good to make something special with the recipient in mind. Hope Mr Mojo doesn't stay away for too long - often wonder where he spends his time!!

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  8. Hi Di this is a stunning card I bet your friend was thrilled to receive this. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  9. Di, this stamp is amazing. Your card does not need any more than just this one!
    Lia xx

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  10. This is such a pretty PB set and in such soft and pretty colours too and so elegant. x

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  11. Have this set and it's never seen ink - hangs head in shame.
    Might have to give it an airing I think - this is such a pretty and delicate card. Love it.

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  12. Beautiful card Di....very pretty PB image! I love your extra touches too on the insert and envelope.I bet your friend was over the moon with it. xx

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  13. This is a beautiful card and I really love that stamp. The envelope looks like a clear blue sky at ground level with a flower growing up. It is lovely and I know your friend with love both the card and envelope.

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  14. Indeed, a truly lovely card. I too like to have the recipient in mind when I make cards. tfs

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  15. This is so beautiful, Di! Love the softness and the classy layout. Your friend will love it... I love it.
    Have a good day! xx

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  16. Funny but I had a birthday card this year using this lovely stamp, I had never seen the image before but I loved it as I do your card, really stunning.

    Kath x

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  17. A stunning card Di, I love the colours.

    Sue xx

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  18. Thank you, Di, that is so very kind of you! I love the CASlicious design with that awesome flower and my favorite colors and, of course, you know I have to have my choklit! But, wait, it's not my birthday yet? Where is my twin born on another day? Where? Where? Let me check my calendar ... aha! Excellent choice for her, my friend! She will treasure it, made special for her! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Stamping my foot here as I haven't got this penny black and I do do want it having seen this gorgeous card you have made. Internet connection has been terrible this past week with all the rain and high winds. Mo jo gave up and has moved to the next village. Iv'e tried bribes to no avail. Hugs Me.

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  20. Isn't it crazy when we have a whole box full of handmade cards but none of them are just right for the person you have in mind? This one was so worth your making up special because it is gorgeous. Choosing her favorite colors and this beautiful Penny Black floral image will have her doing cartwheels, I'm sure. Of course, you should probably send her some liniment after she's done with her cartwheels...but I'm sure she will just love this.

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  21. Yes! Good idea, please send liniment . . . that cartwheel did me no good at all! But the card sure made me smile and will be treasured. Thank you my friend.

    Big hugs, Sarn xxx

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  22. I somehow missed this lovely card when you posted it. What a beautiful stamps, such a delicate CAS design. xx

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  23. wow, I love CAS and I love this card - it is perfect in blue.
    hugs xx

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  24. Oooo gorgeous CAS design and you have also nudged me, to check out my set of stamps too, Luv Sam x

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  25. Beautiful card, Di. I love this particular PB stamp. I have always thought it was so pretty and the blue and green colours, (my favourite too) have lifted it to beautiful status!!!
    Those are the colours of my scrapbook/craft room!

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  26. so pretty - I just love this and beautifully CAS too.

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