Last week I made a special birthday card for a lady in one of my groups - so I didn't put it here until now in case she did take a look at the blog.
I actually had the idea of how to lay out the design of this card after finding the stamps that I have used. I say "after finding them" because I had put them somewhere safe & as usual forgotten where. But, anyway I did find them.
They are from Lily of the Valley & because of the wonderful detail in them I thought I would just colour the background lightly & then think of a different way to display them on the card. I used a 5x5 square card & rounded the 2 outer corners. Then in a 6x6 paper pad I found these 2 co-ordinating papers & they gave me the idea for the colouring of the background. I covered the front of the card with the blue paper then cut out a smaller square of the pink paper - backed the right & left edges with some matching strips - so that I could curl the corners. Curling the corners was probably the hardest part as whatever I used to try & stick them in place didn't work. In the end they just stayed curled. The main image & the little tag were stamped on white card in black archival ink then quickly embossed with clear EP. I used 3 distress inks in shades of blue, pink & green & lightly sponged the colours on. As it was a special birthday I sneaked a little 70 peel off onto the tag & a black "Happy Birthday" peel off to finish. I don't have a stamp that small. The tag was hung from the pink layer on some sheer pink ribbon.
I hope she liked the card as I really enjoyed making it & seeing my idea come through.
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