Hello my dear crafting friends!!!
Today I came to share with you a Birthday card I made to be used for a friend.
The image I used this time is from the Gorjuss girls, and the colours I worked with this time are blue greens and soft yellow.
She has quite a posh style :) The image is coloured with Copics this time, but the shabby-ish background was done with Distress inks - Antique Linen and brushed Corduroy, to be exact.
For the layout I used a soft shabby style, but with a hint of classic as well.
The whole layout of the card. Now for some detailed photos...
I machine stitched in a shabby style some of the patterned papers, and as you can see I added quite some flowers. They are simply adorable! The largest flower was originally white, but I sprayed it with glimmer mist and distressed the edges with Brushed Corduroy. I also added a pin with some lovely beads from my stash. They give a classy finish.
Here you can see better the bottom part of the card, where I added a sentiment, a cute chipboard butterfly, some pearls, and lace. As you might notice, the lace runs through the sentiment, I also tucked a small tag behind the sentiment... you can see it better in the next photo.
I wrote this sentiment by hand, even the other one which I placed on the upper side of the card,
You can also notice the various layers here, and the bronze brads I put on this particular sentiment.
I could not resist to add half a doily on one side of the card, and a round of pearls on the scalloped cardstock. The patterned papers I used on this are from the stash I used to have before (for those who have not read my previous two posts, I am catching up on cardmaking after a long break of almost six years, so I still have my previous spellbinders dies (there are many more beautiful "toys" now, but they still do their magic) and the patterned papers that my international friends used to send me.
The papers here are from Basic Grey's Wisteria, and the small yellow part is from Maja Design (don't know which pack because it was lying in my scraps folder).
Finally I stamped also a round postage stamp which is "my new toy" from this card, which says First class.
Finally, this is the inside of this creation. I hope you enjoyed it.
For some added fun, these are the challenges I will be participating in with this babe...
Noor Design January challenge
with Anything Goes
Stampavie and More
#278 with Something New (my postage stamp)
Deep Ocean Challenge blog
#146 with Anything New
#155 Anything Goes using Ribbon, Lace or Trim (I have, lace, ribbon, fibers,.. so I think I'm covered :)
#119 with Anything Goes
Bye Bye for now, and thank you to those who took the time to let me know you were here with a comment. I can only thank you by praying for each one of you. God bless you all!