I felt very honoured last week as I was asked to make a card for the Oldest Woman in Scotland - she was 110 yesterday!!!!
The card has to be floral and pinks and lilacs, and have a matching gift card for a bouquet of flowers. Panic!!!! At 110 years young she's had her fair share of birthday cards in her life, mine had to be just right....................
Having had a browse through my stamps I decided I needed something new........... any excuse lol. I went off to my local craft shop, sought some advice and in the end I bought this Creative Expression Sweet Pea Set.
This is the card in it's box.
......... and out of it's box.
The sentiment was computer generated, the corner punch is a Fiskars 3-in-1. The DP is Hot of the Press, from a very long time ago. Everything else is from my stash.
I coloured the flowers with my Promarkers and used the blender pen quite a lot to get the graduated colour. I stamped the image a second time and layered up some of the flowers.
This is the matching gift card for the flower bouquet. I left this image flat. Believe it or not this card took the longest as I was trying to use up scraps of white card - big mistake. The white card was not suitable for the Promarkers and it kept bleeding out across the image........ I must have stamped it about 4 times before I got an image that was acceptable.
The next card was a commission also for a momentous birthday - an 80th. It turned out it was for my old headmaster - more stress!!!!!
The brief was masculine and he likes hill walking, even at 80!!! The DP is from K & Co (bought in US), ribbon from Craftyribbons.com and the sentiment was computer generated. The metal corners have been in my stash for years - I've been waiting for the right project to come along...... no idea where they came from, like a lot of things in my stash!!
The decorative metal strip is another one of those pieces that have been in the drawer for years - so long in fact that it is supposed to be self adhesive but the adhesive disintigrated when I took it out of the package. The strip was a very bright silver to begin with and I coloured it with Umber and Black Promarkers to try and match the metal corners (I coated the strip with pen ink and then wiped it off with a barely damp babywipe). I was really pleased with how it turned out.
Maybe I should add that add I decorate all my cards inside. Some more than others - some have a small stamped impression, flowers, decorative corners and others a sentiment and all the cards have an insert.
Well, until next time folkies, Nicola xxx