Friday, February 11, 2011

50th Birthday

Last Saturday I was invited to celebrate the 50th birthday of a friend. There was a theme...we were asked to wear black with orange accessories! So I decided when asked to make the card for a group of us to keep that theme in mind. Here is the card I came up with.

I used Artistic Etchings stamp set and Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel to stamp the background. I have used Whisper White craft ink (don't forget to heat set it) and I spritzed the black card with "Champagne Mist" Shimmer Paint. The flower is made using the scallop circle punch. Simply screw up several punched pieces and open out again before placing a rhinestone brad through the centre. I have also used the Scallop Trim Border punch to create the decorative edge on the main piece of black card. Basic Black 1+1/4inch Grossgrain Ribbon wrapped around and tied in a knot finishes off the card.

 Then there was issue wiht the envelope. I didn't have one large enough that looked any good, so I made an envelope using a sheet of 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. It was a little different and a bit arty, but I think she really appreciated it being a fellow papercrafter.

The below picture gives you a better idea of the is super easy to make and is secured closed with tape or snail.


  1. Hi Lea!
    Just stopping by to say hello (& how did I miss this card?). I've given you an award on my blog to thank you for the inspiration & friendship you share with me. Lots of hugs, Di

  2. nice artwork! By the way, If you have time,
    drop by my painting blog...Daniel




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