Early this week I was asked to make a birthday card for a friend's sister who is turning sixty - the only feature she asked for was that it showed the digits 60.
This is the result!!
The background was a pale green, and I kept to a monochromatic colour scheme. I was not very happy with the digits - I have no stamp, so I printed them out on the computer and stenciled the outlines into adhesive backed gold paper and then cut them out and adhered them to a dark green card. Not the best way to make them, but it worked reasonably well.
I ran a medium gray green piece of card stock through the Cuttlebug in the Heart Blocks folder, mounted that on the dark green to define the edges against the background.
I decided to go with a scripture verse as the main feature, knowing that the person it is for is a woman of faith. I used this stamp from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2 and embossed it in gold on the dark green card.
I mounted this on a gold metallic paper before adding it to the card.
I was following a card sketch from Scrappy Sketch Sunday - Catch the Bug challenge , so needed to add the ribbon on the right side - I had no ribbon the right width for the card, so lay two narrow pieces together to get what I wanted.
There was to be a feature on the bottom left corner, and I had no small brads or pearls that would suit, so I took a liberty with the sketch and made a flower with a wire edged gold ribbon, by gathering the bottom edge along the wire and then winding it into a flower shape. I finished it with an old button from my 'stash', I suspect this one came from my late MIL -
Those older ladies of my mother's generation who came through the depression were the original "recylcers" and could put a lot of the current "greenies" a thing or two!! Myself included!!
I am linking this to several challenges
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