Friday 31 December 2010

2nd of 3 birthday cards

A friend asked me to make a card for him to give to his wife for her birthday next week. Her 50th. So had to be something a bit special while not revealing her age. I thought long and hard on the images to use. Then the PC stopped working and all my digi's stored were not accessible. Still I had some preprinted.....
This one is from Delicious Doodles called "Smell the Roses". I followed the sketch over at Midnight Madness MMSC#83.

The image is coloured using promarkers with just a touch of glittery gel pen to highlight. This was layered onto an embossed oval shape that I had lightly touched with oil pastels and surrounded with some lace and backed with another embossed oval to enclose the lace edges.
The base card is a linen effect cream card with the diagonal cut away. The front panel consists of layers of red, yellow and cream paper topped with DCWV paper from citrus range. The inside panel is the same red and yellow with a panel embossed the same as the image panel.

The ribbon section consists of a wide yellow satin with 2 narrow red satin and golden yellow cord. Attached to the back panel and mirrored on the front by cutting a slit and a hole and threading through before tying in the front.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Midnight Madness for the sketch #83


  1. Oh Helen, this is so beautiful. I love this image, and the colours and design are just gorgeous. Love the addition of the lace. Fantastic ribbons too. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxxx

  2. Helen, love the image and your card is beautifiul. Thanks for joining us for our Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we hope you will join us again for our next challenge!

  3. Hello Croms - you are on a roll this week - another adorable image and I love the way you have framed her! Fabulous details - Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this sketch - we appreciate your support and love to see what you have been creating! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team