Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Seventy or Seventies?

Morning,  Todays card was made for a customer and good friend who celebrates her 70th Birthday today.  The card was made for all of us at work to sign and so was made rather large at 25 x 18cm larger than my usual creations.

The background was embossed with the trellis folder again borrowed from Wendy next door with each quilted section highlighted with flat backed gems.  This was then layered onto turquoise card, then white and a matching organza ribbon and bow added.  I then mounted this onto a turquoise card with foam tape to give the card depth.

The topper was made with a stamp from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen stamp I've had for years!  This was stamped onto more of the turquoise in whit detail embossing powder then mounted onto silver and a large matt of the colour stamped and heat embossed with white swirls ( an old creative expressions stamp I think)

Finally I stamped the image onto silver mirror card, heat embossed it and cut the image out to create a tag.  I attached this with a lighter blue ribbon and finished.  The 70 is hidden somewhere on the card, allowing it to be hidden just in case Carol didn't want everyone to kniow her age!  Enjoy...


  1. Oh i say, how lovely is this card , love the swirls and the two shades of ribbon work well, and very thoughtful of you John to hide the age .

    Take Care

    Elaine H X

  2. Fab card John lovely design and detail.
    Hugs Julie xx

  3. Turquoise and white always look so fresh and clean together. Pretty card, I hope the lady in question had a good birthday and was pleased with her card. Janice

  4. Hi John. I bet Carol was delighted with her card. Fab colours and beautiful design.

    Love Val in Spain xxx

  5. Hi John another winner, I just love the way you did the background,the colours are super,and how thoughtful of you to hide the age tag.