Thursday, 4 February 2010

Vintage 60th Birthday card

Hello and a happy New Year, I know I'm late wishing you this, but better late than never :o) I was asked to make this for a friends' sisters' 6oth birthday, she didn't give me much notice so it didn't turn out as I would have liked it too, but saying that it didn't turn out to bad either. Lots of small photo's, but just click on them if you want to see more detail ...

Card size - 6.5" x 6.5" or 16.5cm 16.5cm
Way too many details to go into but here are the basics...
Front of Card - The Designer paper is by K&Co, however I only had one sheet so I did a naughty and cut it to the size I wanted then scanned it and printed it onto some Hessian textured card. I know I shouldn't have but it was the only paper that would do. The photo on the front of the card was sourced from the internet. The February calander is a rubber stamp from Tim Holtz. All the distressing through out the card was done with Tim Holtz's paper distresser and his distress inks - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Tattered Rose. The 60 was hand cut and tripled heat embossed. The hearts and tag were made with Spellbinder dies.
Card Insert - The photo is that of my friends' sister and mother. I scanned the original onto Ilford Galerie smooth pearl paper (it is quite expensive, but I like to use it on special pictures) I then decided to turn it into a postcard. So on a seperated piece of card I printed the sentiment -
"Sisters. Yes we’re just sisters. Our story is not heroic, or even memorable. But when I need support I sense you quietly by me. I always will.~Helen Thomson~ then I used Clear Art "French Mail" stamps, then stuck them both together.
Card Box - The center panel was made using my Cuttlebug and one of their embossing folders, and the folliage/leaves were made using Martha Stewarts' Frond punch.
If I'd have had the time, I would have liked to have made my own flowers and I wanted to make a bookmark aswell.
I have almost finished another card that I was hoping to enter into the challenge, but I missed it as I had to get this card finished first. Hey ho, when I do finish it I'll post it. So until then
Take care & keep smiling


Wildärtan said...

I'm glad to see that you're alive and kickin'! Really a beautiful card you've done, Ann!!

mycardz said...

Well, well, well! It's soo good to see you're still here! :) I've been soooo bad and haven't visited all my favorite people for quite awhile. I've missed you. You're still doing awesome work though. I love this creation! It's just gorgeous. I've been trying to ease into a bit of the vintage look and think I need some lesson from you. Pure gogeousness!
Hope you're doing well! Big hugz, Mary