Happy Friday Friends!
A few weeks ago I shared with you birthday cards I was making for my mom and a couple of my friends who share the same birth date with my mom. Well, those are in the mail and on their way (they'll probably get them tomorrow) ... but I thought I'd surprise Mom and send her an extra special card since she's an extra special lady!
My friend Judy (Back Porch Crafts by Judy) showed a group of us friends, who linked up out in Indiana at Joan's Gardens last year, how to create it. It's vellum that has been stamped, embossed and die cut. Then 'conditioned' and pinched. She showed us a technique on the leaves too (need to call her ... can't remember exactly what we did on those ... should have written down some notes!)
Behind the flower I used a new doily die I purchased while craft shopping last week. It is by Quic Kutz and is called 'Antique Doily' #DR0248
I have used some GORGEOUS new metallic papers I purchased at Classy Cards n Such. In fact, I bought 5 packs of different colors and will be ordering a larger variety of colors ... this paper is beautiful and works PERFECTLY with dies!! I used the purple for the doily, the green for the butterflies and both green & champagne for the flourishes.
This card is a 5x7 card so I had lots of room to play with!
All products used will be listed at the end of this post under my name.
Dummy me ... I should have taken photos of the inside and again when I had it wrapped and in the clear box for mailing ... but NO ... absent minded me forgot until I had the box sealed! TOO LATE!
Yes, I sent it to her in a clear box
(cost $2.01 for postage ... current rates that is ... will be more starting Monday).
I finished the inside of the card by die cutting a heart ... like the one used here
and placing it on the left side of the inside.
On the right side I used a scrap piece of Graphic45 (same pack) with little purple lilacs. Then, die cut a white Spellbinder classic heart and stamped my 'a special card for a special person' sentiment and placed it over the lilac panel.
Lastly, I wrapped it in lilac tissue paper, did a gift wrap purple swiss dot ribbon/bow and placed it in the clear box. Secured the ends with clear packing tape, added her address and my return address ... Viola!
She SHOULD receive it on Monday ... her 84th birthday!
A few challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #106 - Vintage
Sister Act Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Happy Birthday
Sweet Pea Stamps - Flower Power
Emerald Faeries - Things with Wings
Just B Creative January Linky Party - Just Because - Anything Goes
Seemacrafts January Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!
I wish I could be a 'fly on the wall' when she receives this card ...
Papers: White cs, Graphic45 'Secret Garden' dp, Vellum, Metallic papers XP-73017600 Stardream Emerald, TPC-616 Champagne Neenah Pearlized Metallic, TPC-740 So...Silk Fabulous Purple
Stamp/Ink: Inkadinkado, Versafine Onyx
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish Sm' #B117S, Quic Kutz 'Antique Doily' #DR0248, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Exotic Butterfly Small #DL112, Martha Stewart 'Trellis Border' punch, Zva Creatives pearl flourishes, Kaiser Craft pearls