Monday, November 2, 2009

Four decades to celebrate :-)

I was asked the other day to make a birthday card for a fortieth birthday.  As I do not know the person concerned,  I asked the person who requested the card what colours the recipient liked.  The outcome was that I had to work with colours that I do not normally put together - burgundy, with cream and green accents............... hmmmmm.  Not my usual spectrum.  I am not happy with the photo quality, but this is the best I can do - especially as the card is now with the customer!!

I started with a pale lime green/yellow base, and used an SCS sketch for the layout.  The card behind the dp is a burgundy, and the dp is in shades of green, mushroom and cream. 

The feature panel was stamped with an SU stamp, finest flourishes, using watercolour crayons spritzed and then stamped. I then sponged the edge with a yellow ink to soften the look of it. The pearls were added and things still did not look finished... I then spotted the irridescent white flowers (a RAK from my friend Linda)  on my desk and presto, the finish was there!  I put a wee touch of dimensional gold glue in the centre of each flower just to finish it.

The greeting was stamped and embossed with gold ep, the 40 was a rub-on, and both panels were rubbed along an embossing pad and embossed with gold ep.  I finished the card with a gold ribbon across the bottom - unfortunately it does not show well in the picture :-(.  

The customer was very happy with the finished article, which is really all that matters.

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1 comment:

Lovely Linda said...

What a pretty card Maxine - I love the way you have used the sketch - I ran out of time with that one!! Your colours are lovely and soft - a fabulous birthday card! Thanks for sharing - I see you are getting good use of of your craft room! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}