Saturday, February 19, 2011

60th Birthday Card

I was asked to make a special big A4 folded card for my friend Joey to give to her daughter.
I asked how to pronounce the name and it's easy...Annie, just with the unusual spelling. I used lilac cardstock with the teal and it looked so nice. All the wording and the 60 were done on the computer.
The butterflies were cut out and embossed with the Cuttlebug. I dry-brushed Diamond Stickles onto the butterflies, but it's sadly not noticeable in the photos.
The lacy border is punched with a Fab Scraps Punch.
The positioning of the pearls was thanks to a lovely plastic template made by my good friend, Paola, and the flower and feather arrangement are also inspired by her. If you haven't seen Paola's blog, do yourself a favour and look here!

I like to create a matching envelope so it compliments the card instead of it just being plain & boring. I tried to print the name directly on the envelope, but the printer wasn't happy with that idea and scrunched up the name somewhat then left black smudges on the sides! So it's far easier to print the name on a piece of white paper and layer it on...nice & neat. The stamp in the corner wasn't used on the card, but the theme is continued.
Just a little tip here...the Broken China Distress Inkpad is delightfully close to Teal / Turquoise, so compliments the card really well.

1 comment:

paola said...

POSITIVELY GORGEOUS DALE!! all the details and the colors are perfect! absolutely wowser!