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Thursday, 5 April 2012

For my Nan's Birthday :D

Today it was my Nan's 81st birthday and she loves flowers and her garden even though she struggles to get into it and work in it now so I thought I would go for a floral feel for my card for her. I also got inspired by the colour combo over at Colour create so this is what I ended up with.


I have used a range of Stampin' Up products for this one. The sentiment is from the Happiest Birthday wishes stamp set and I have inked it with concord crush and pear pizzaz write markers so the word birthday is in a different colour :D The main image is from the Simply soft stamp set, stamped in chocolate brown for the outline and I stamped it 3 times without re inking the stamp to get the more fadded effect on the 2 in the background. Then I used The pear pizazz marker to colour the stem before using the second step of the stamp set to fill the colour in for the flower and I used Concord crush ink again for them.
For the matting and layering I used concord crush and pear pizzaz to colour some white card stock so it matches the stamping. Then just to finish it off I used my write markers to do some faux stitching round the edges and added some pearls from my stash.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Colour create - Colour combo (Green, purple and cream)
4 crafty chicks - Flowers

6 comments:

Lori said...

Very pretty floral card! Your Grandma will love it ;) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Fabulous card, I'm sure you Nan will love it!

Thanks for playing with Flowers for our challenge this week.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4CCC

Lau W said...

Superb card, happy birthday to your Grandma !
xxx

Leanne said...

So nice, thanks for playing our Flowers Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT 4CC

Mina said...

wow stunning design Amy, I love that stamp...I bet your Nan adored it...thanks for playing along with our Colour create challenge
Mina xxx

Pothys said...

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.Bridal silks

Some of my jewellery

I keep getting asked about my jewellery so I am going to put this slide show on here so people can see it easily. Please see above for my normal blog which has turned out to be mainly cards.