Sooooo, today I would like to share with you a card I made for my auntie's 50th birthday at the weekend.
My sister gave my auntie this card, as I couldn't make it to her surprise party due to being sat in minor injuries with the hubby, as someone had knocked him off his bike. They told us that he was just bruised, but then rang again last night to say they now think it is fractured and he has to go to the fracture clinic this morning, probably to have it put in pot. Otherwise, he is pretty bruised with a fair few cuts and bruises, but OK.
Anyway, back to the card. My sister said it needed to be special, as her and my auntie are quite close, so I decided to make a larger than normal card, so I made an 8x8 card.
I don't know why, but I like to leave a large amount of white space on the larger cards, focusing on the image, or in this case sentiment. I'm not sure what made me go with pink, but with pink I went.
I stamped the sentiment (from LOTVs 'fabulous' sentiments set) in worn lipstick distress ink and then cut this into a rectangle. I layered this onto some craft gauze and then onto some pink card.
I took the scrap of pink card left and used some glitter paste and a template to glitter up a '50' which I then cut out. This was the first time I used the glitter paste, which I bought at the Harrogate GNPE a few weeks ago, but I intend to use it a lot more and will be sharing some projects hopefully in the near future, although I do have a lot of sewing projects on at the moment.
Anyway, I then set about decorating the card. First off, I decided to use up a scrap of pink spotty ribbon, which I made into a bow. I then picked out two pink heart pins from my stash. I then raided my flower stash, picking out as many pink flowers as I could. I made an arrangement from a large pink rose and a few other flowers, made it into a corner and attached this to the top right-hand corner of the sentiment. I added the pins behind this and the bow to hide where the pins crossed.
I then twisted two more flowers together and attached these to the card diagonally opposite the larger flower arrangement.
To finish, I added large pink gems to each corner of the card and three smaller gems to the uncovered corners of the sentiment.
I hope my auntie liked the card.
I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
|The Pink Elephant|