Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sixty and counting........

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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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Sue Frazier said...

what a nice card for a friend! thanks for joining us at practical scrappers this week!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Oh WOW! Love that gold fabric flower. Simply a wonderful card. Thank you for playing with Practical Scrappers this week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous!! I just love your flower Maxine!! So creative!! I am sure it will be so appreciated by the recipient!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Maxine this is quite beautiful the colours the sentiment that amazing flower wow whoever receives this will love it for sure I know I do.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Maxine, this is so gorgeous!! The gold flower is super pretty and perfect for your sister's special day! Great 60th b-day card!!

Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

Sabrina Jackson said...

WOW, Maxine, this is stunning!!! I love that ribbon flower you've added and the embossed scripture...pops just right off of the card...great tak on this weeks Shining the Light Challenge!! Thanks for playing along. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Unknown said...

Awesome card! Love the flower you created!