Monday, September 27, 2010

70th Birthday

I finally finished the card that was lying on my desk a few WOYWWs ago!
Yes, I know it took a while, but I knew there was something missing and I couldn't figure out how to fix it.
In the end, I added the three tiny coiled roses above the monogram and I think I solved the problem.
This was a commission for a lady celebrating her 70th - now I don't think everyone really wants huge numbers screaming their age at them, so I try to be a bit more subtle about such things.  Lift the flap with the monogram on it and there's a little more personal message inside to mark the special day.
These gorgeous papers are from the "Lost and Found" collection from My Mind's Eye - they are truly beautiful, with lovely designs and an ample amount of glitter!
I made the little "secret message" piece by folding the paper in half then cutting with a Nesties die - make sure you have the fold lower than one edge of the die or you'll get two bits instead of one!
The monogram is Robo cut, then glittered with Stickles, then when that was dry I added a coat of Glossy Accents.
The flowers are a mix of ready made wired flowers (Creative Treasures), a handmade paper rose and some coiled paper roses
I've also used ribbon, lace and tiny gems from my stash

I just adore that gorgeous lace!
Thank you for popping by, I hope you'll come again soon - if you add me to your "following" list I'd be thrilled to bits!
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Smita said...

Fantastic!! Wish I had seen this post before I set out to make a 75th birthday card.... Mine looks too dull in comparison ;-)

kelly said...

Beautiful card x

Angelnorth said...

Lovely shabby chic look Kathy, gorgeous card!

Lynda said...

Well this is just too beautiful for words Kathy - your handmade flowers look lovely alongside the bought ones and that lace looks too nice to cut up and use - bet that hurt!

Love Lynda xxx

Karen said...

This is a really beautiful card Kathy & you are right about the numbers!!! XXX

lisa said...

Well it was definitely worth the time it took you, Kathy, it is absolutely stunning. I love the idea of a secret message and those flowers are fantastic. I'd be thrilled to receive a card like this.
I love the card you made for your Uncle too. I know all those castles, loving Northumberland too. Our favourite beach is at Dunstanburgh!!
Hugs Lisax

Kath said...

This card is beautiful,Kathy. I like the one for your Uncle too and the wedding one is superb.

I didn't know it was your birthday last week so Happy Birthday.I hope you had a lovely day.I hope you have enjoyed your holiday too.
Kath x

Kaz said...

Oh that is just beautiful Kathy xx

Lisa said...

Oh, I love this card. Such beautiful colours
Love Lisa xx