Monday 28 February 2011

Coffee and Cream Birthday Card for Bev

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEV - have a fabulous day. Love ya lots.

Today is my daughter-in-law's birthday, she is one of my crafting buddies -well for shopping anyway. This is the card I made her.

Inspired by -
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Coffee and Cream
Stamp Something - Flowers
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Make your own flowers
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Birthday Card
A Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Tuesday Throwdown - 3D
Crafts and Me - Spread your wings
CES Challenges - Flowers and Flutterbys

The image of this card is a La Blanche stamp, Bev seemed to fall in love with these when we saw them at the Craft Show on Saturday. I used Clarity card and inked it using tea dye and antique linen DIs splattered with frayed burlap and water to give it the aged effect. I edged it with watered down walnut stain and also diresct to paper in the same colour, then with diamond stickles. I chose to use 3 DPs (sorry only know the name of one which is a Laura Ashley strip). All three were inked with walnut stain and I sewed the strips to the backing paper. The flowers I made using those papers and some others from my box of bits and I used a Crealies die and 2 punches for the petals which were soaked in paper, inked, dried, assembled and glittered. They really look quite shabby.

The butterflies are white downloaded images and I used my new walnut stain distress stain and dabbed it on the edges, then used antique linen, frayed burlap and water to paint in the rest of it. When they were dry I covered them with glossy accents and sprinled in some glitter.

I added some brown ribbon and made the sentiment using a new Anna Griffin stamp. The scalloped card is also new, bought on Saturday at Farnborough.

I think I have covered all the shades of coffee and cream. I really like the effect.

Have a fabulous week ahead and thanks for taking a look at my work.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Oh by the way, I got an honourable mention for my Altered Alice entry which is fabulous news. It was the one where I digitally changed the Mad Hatter and Rabbit and stood it alongside a dress form. I then used the image to make a card. Thankyou Lynne and the team, I really appreciate this. xoxox



debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiuful card Brenda.

Irene said...

Wow, what a stunning card Brenda, those butterflies and flowers are gorgeous,your daughter in law will love it. Congrats on the honourable mention.
Irene x

Kathyk said...

A truly wondrous creation, well done on your honourable mention and a Happy Birthday to Bev from me too, B - have a lovely Monday


Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card and how nice to have a shopping buddy. Love this style you are using at the moment with layers of rich papers wonderful stamped images and beautiful embellishments all with a vintage feel beautiful. XOXO Zoe

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Brenda this is amazing, I love it, Thanks for sharing, Love Hazelxox

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Brenda - wow those colours are gorgeous .
I love the flowers .. they are amazing
Lisa ;)

Sue West said...

Lovely Brenda. What an absolutely stunning card, the flowers are just gorgeous.
Sue xx

Gram's Treasures said...

What a gorgeous card! One has to keep looking at it to make sure you don't miss anything. Those flowers and the butterflies.....WOW! Your daughter in law will be so pleased. Have a great day.
Joyce xx

Caroline Hallett said...

gosh this is a beautiful card - love all the detailing on it

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love the colours and beautiful flowers!

Unknown said...

Truly fab Brenda, I just love those flowers & butterflies. Brilliant!

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Brenda this is FAB! I love the hand made flowers but the hand made butterflies are AMAZING its hard to believe they started out as white paper!!
Hugs Laurie x

Junibears said...

How could anyone not love this card?
It's absolutely scrumptious! She'll love it.
Hugs xx

Dawny P said...

I love your card chick. Those blooms are fab and the rich colours are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us us this week over at the Simon Saya Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Netty said...

Love your card Brenda, its totally beautiful. Annette x

Cindy Adkins said...

What a GORGEOUS card, Brenda!!! And I know she will love it!!!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Brenda :-) I love the image and the flowers ,,, stunning ! I am sure Bev will love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT Call :-)
Lols x x x

Pami said...

This is goreous card Brenda, I just love the flower. I bet she loved it. Pami x

Kim said...

This is fabulous! The flowers and butterflies are goregous. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card and Fabulous Butterflys and Flower.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Trish (-:

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card the flowers are amazing!....

Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

Emma xxx

Unknown said...

O wow Brenda, I love this one especially those flowers and the butterflies ...... who would have thought they were white downloaded images!!! Awesome!

Juls said...

stunning!!!! Love all your detail, such beautiful sepia colour tones! and I adore your flowers and butterflies!!! such stunning work! Hugs Juls

Sheena said...

I love everything about this card!! Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx