Monday 8 October 2012

A Special Someone's Birthday Card

Last week saw the 32nd birthday of our lovely Daughter,, how time flies!  This is one of those occasions when I wish I had scanned some of our old photos onto the computer but ....... they are still in boxes up in the loft and haven't seen the light of day for ages.  Hmmm, wonder if I can get OH interested in that task when he retires next year.  All efforts to get him interested in a hobby have failed miserably so far ;D.

Anyway, today I have the card I made for Jenna to share with you.

I started with my favourite 21 cm x 21 cm card base and blended a very light background of Pan Pastels  (from Snazzys).  I then used a lovely mask I bought at least a couple of years ago from Chocolate Baroque when it was still Graphicus (Elusive Images stamps) and blended Bundled Sage Distress Ink through the mask which I moved around at random till I had covered the background.

You can just see some of the masking here in the background.

I followed this with stamping the beautiful corner scroll from Indigo Blu using a Versamark inkpad and dabbed Pan Pastels over the stamped image before gently dusting away the excess from the surface.

I stamped the quote from a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous set and then cut it out and layered it using Nestabilities before mounting onto my card with 3D foam pads. The leaves are die cut using the Alterations Tattered Florals Garland die and the spiral flower are handcut from co-ordinating scraps of papers from my rather large box of said scraps (I am soooooo baaaaaddd for not getting more of them used up).

Once I had spiralled the flowers I inked the edges with Distress Inks and then used a Zig broad nibbed two way glue pen to to add glue to the edges before dipping them into Glamour Dust fine glitter.  I arranged the flowers and leaves on my card before sticking them down and finally added a couple of little bird charms.

I didn't get to see Jenna until yesterday when OH and I went up to Harrogate to take her and her family out for a meal.  It was a little frantic as we have Izzy at 4.5 yrs and little Charlie at 10 months.  They were very good but Charlie is an early walker and having become totally confident on his feet 3 weeks ago does not like sitting down for  more than two minutes.  No wonder Jenna says she feels as though her bum never meets a chair, lol!  It's easy for me to laugh though.

I have one last photo for you today because on Saturday postie delivered my lovely Metallic Distress Stains from Snazzys and I managed a little play yesterday morning.  The sun was shining very brightly so  I took these to show the fabulous shine of the gold one.

The first one is on matte coated cardstock and the second one is on a Ranger manilla tag.  Now need to turn them into something, lol!

Have a good week friends.

Lesley  Xx


Suzanne C said...

Happy Birthday to your DD! Beautiful card. The rolled flowers are gorgeous as are the flourishes! Love my metallic stains and I can see you too are enjoying them!

G Peplow said...

Hi Lesley, Beautiful card that you made for your daughter, it has lovely colours and one of my favourite quotes:0) Happy Birthday to your daughter too:0) The distress stains look great in your photos, I think I might just need these ones LOL Gay xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Smashing card, love how you did the stenciled background and fab flowers!

Aquarius said...

This is such a beautiful card and it was great that you could go out to luch together. thanks for sharing the results of your play with the metallic Distress stains - I need some now!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Glad you had a lovely day with the family, beautiful card btw, love those spiral flowers xx

lisa said...

A very Happy Birthday to your DD, Lesley. I hope she had a lovely day. At least the weather sent her some sunshine!!!
Your card is absolutely stunning. I love the background you've created and those glittery swirl flowers are beautiful. She must have been so thrilled with it. I haven't seen that Indigo Blu Swirl, must look out for that, it's gorgeous!!
The metallic stains look interesting too. Can't wait to see what you turn your tags into.
Good Luck with finding that hobby for your DH, you don't want him under your feet!!!!!
Hugs Lisax

Jean said...

Lesley what a beautiful card, your daughter must be thrilled with it. I love the subtle background stencilling, and the corner swirl stamp is gorgeous. Your neat little spiral flowers look lovely with their glittered edges. Jean x

Elaine said...

Fab card Lesley, I bet Jenna was thrilled. Beautiful masking - it really is one of your fortes, and fab flowers, a fabulous creation and one that I am sure was very much appreicated my lovely friend.

Elaine x

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Lesley! That is breathtaking! What beautiful colours and a stunning combo of stamps and mask. Happy Birthday to Jenna x I am seeing some amazing results with pan pastels - I think I need to look at mine again! Your roses are also gorgeous. The touch of glitter is perfect. The metallic stains look very interesting. My Dad belongs to an over 50s club at Ravenshead - table tennis and badminton on Mondays and walking on Wednesdays in the peak district if your DH is interested...?!

veronica said...

Happy birthday Jenna! It was a gorgeous card Lesley, beautiful delicate masking and just the right amount of bling.

Beryl said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. I bet your daughter was thrilled with it and will treasure it always (along with all the others you've made for
Beryl xx

Miranda said...

Hi Lesley, congrats with your daughter! And you made such a lovely card for her! Hope you are doing fine and you are in my mind, warm greet Mirandax

Paula (PEP) said...

The various greens with the mauves are delightful & I love the way our twirled flowers reflect those colours but you kept the leaves all the same & how the said leaves echo your first Bundled Sage blending.
I hope that you managed to have a lovely time with your daughter despite the little ones' enthusiasm.
Paula (PEP)

Jan Hennings said...

love this!

Carol Q said...

What a beautiful card Lesley. Love that delicate IndigoBlu stamp and how you highlighted the die cut flowers with glitter. Great colours.