Monday, 16 May 2016

Happy Birthday Aileen!

Well Hello! Welcome to another week from still sunny Yorkshire - wonders will never cease! I'm sharing a project with you for a lovely crafty friend Aileen, all the way down under in Oz. It turns out it's her 21st Birthday on Tuesday - who knew? Loking good kiddo! She has been super lovely on my crafty journey and we have shared ups and downs along the way, as well as doing the Copic Markers course together. It's been a lot of fun.

She's fabulous with florals, and with entering challenges, so I had to make a flowery card and enter it into a challenge.

I saw that the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was all about flowers, so that's the challenge I'm entering this into.

I started by taking a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel of blue cardstock. After giving it a good going over with an anti static tool, I stamped the flower - is it a gladioli?? - in a random pattern over it with versa mark ink. I then decided to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.

I then stamped the flower out three times in chalk ink and fussy cut them out (dedication!). I trimmed the panel down and attached it to an A2 card base before attaching the vellum and flowers. The vellum panel I had pre stamped and embossed, and rather foolishly cut a little too short, but I think it doesn't look too bad with the flowers framing it.

It's on it's way across land and sea, and I hope you like it when you get it, Aileen! Thank you for all your support this past year, and hope this coming year is full of more fun and frolics. Happy Birthday!

Below is a list of what I used to make this card and where I purchased them. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links :)


Heather said...

A beautifully coloured card Ruch, a lovely design with super colouring along with design with super stamping and colouring...............super die cutting along with beautiful mage is in the vellum!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengee.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty card! Love the tone on tone bg stamping Aileen is 21???

Cara said...

Beautiful card, love the colour. Not got a clue what the flower is though! Cara x

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Lisa Tilson said...

Ahhhh, love this card! The Clearly Besotted florals are back and they really pack a punch. Love how you have created the background with the stamp and also the main focal points. And really great to see a floral card in blue and not the usual floral colours (which I would do). And then there is vellum.... say no more! Gorgeous!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Gorgeous card, I'm sure Aileen will be thrilled with it. Karen c

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So pretty Ruth my friend! Love the monochrome look and that tone on tone background stamping! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Gayatri said...

Beautiful card. Love the monochrome blue on the background and flowers. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Flowers Challenge.
Gayatri xx

Missy Pink said...

OMG this is totally and utterly delicate and stunning design, shows such elegance and softest. Very clever design Ruth.
Missy Pink xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a pretty card - Aileen will cherish it!

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