Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Monday, April 10, 2023

50th Birthday Card


I had a request for a 50th birthday card similar to one I made several years ago for my dearest friend. The person requesting this card felt the orange shade and images would be perfect for their co-worker who was reaching a milestone birthday.

To begin, the card base was created in white card stock. This was they layered with gold mirror paper. A panel using orange card stock was die cut and adhered to the gold mirror paper. Finally, a white embossed panel was adhered. This was put aside to work on the die cut images.

A scalloped rectangular panel was die cut in white card stock on which the sentiment was computer generated. This was then adhered to the prepared card. Next, a champagne glass was die cut in white card stock, a swirl in gold, the number 50 in gold and shoes in orange card stock were die cut, positioned  and adhered to the card as shown. Tiny gold dots were die cut and  added to the champagne glass to give the illusion of bubbles. Tiny flowers in two shades of orange were added to the shoes and a tiny pearl placed in the center. All images were adhered with dimensionals. This completed my project.

Here are the materials used in creating this card:

Card Stock:  GKD Pure Luxury White, Orange Zest, Sweet Mango, Gold mirror paper

Dies:  Sue Wilson Scalloped Squares; Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops; Marianne Dies Champagne Glass, Elegant Pump; Memory Box Floral Delights; Anja's Vintage Swirls; Paper Rose Mini Alphabet and Numbers dies

Embossing Folder:  Lisa Horton Padded Quilt 

Other:  adhesives, dimensionals,  gold dots die cut from unkown die, tiny white pearls

Thanks for visiting! Hope you've been inspired to create!