Wednesday 20 April 2011

A Special Birthday

My D.I.L. to be is to be 21 in a few days time. I thought I'd better knucjkle down and make her card. Well it had to be something a bit different. It's not every day one turns 21. I went for a square card with a difference. Nothing too flouncy, she's not that kind of girl. Probably why we get on so well. We have very similar tastes.
The "square" is not immediately apparent until looked from the top (or bottom).

The little boxes will be filled with some little pressies. A pair of earrings etc. They are origami folded boxes, made from pale blue paper, stuck on some white pearlised card. The card itself is so pretty when the light catches it, I didn't want to cover it. You can see here the small pieces of velcro I used to keep it shut.

The outside is a bit more ornate. Only a bit. I basically followed the sketch for the challenge over at the Outlawz forum this week.

I chose 2 SweetPea images. Coloured them both with sakura pencils and blended most of them with M.O.
A touch here and there with glamour dust for just that bit of sparkle.

It's difficult to show all 4 sides at once
But I hope you get the idea. When closed the "Happy" sits with the "Birthday" wording.
The wording and numbers are from stash. As is the ribbon.
Five seperate lengths stuck on. There are little flower buttons and pearls as well.

The leaves are stamped images. Stamped with green ink onto the same apple green c.s. used to back the images. A touch of green stickles for a bit more sparkle.

The challenges I am entering this into are
Outlawz - Their sketch
Flutter by Wednesdays - Open
The Paper Variety - Use a Number


  1. neato idea! nice work! thanks for joining us at FBW

  2. Hi Helen, how sweet a card is this and so unique. Count on you to make something daring and exciting! Your DIL will certainly love it. It is definitely creative and love the fairy image on it and the design. Great work as always!

  3. very pretty colors. wonderful project!

  4. Beautiful and very creative! Thank you for participating at The Paper Variety.

  5. I tried to comment once already, but I got an error. Very pretty card, very creative! Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

  6. So clever! Im sure your DIL will love it! Thanks for sharign it with us at The Paper Variety!