Tuesday, 15 January 2008

A special card


I found out at work today that a lady I work with is going to be 50 tomorrow, so I decided to make her a special card. Continuing the black, white and pink theme I seem to have going on, I made an A5 card for her. It took me a while as there are quite a few bits and bobs done to it. I started with black cardstock to make the card blank, then doodled a white frame around the outside (I've seen this on a blog done in black and also on some tags today in Papercraft Inspirations mag) using white sakura pen. Next I used black & white doodlebug papers in different sizes to decorate the card. I used stickers to make the word happy and added a vellum birthday word, then punchd 5 holes in the top and tied 5 pieces of co-ordinaing ribbons through the holes. I also added 2 silver flower brads (and glittered the word happy as it doesn't show up too well). Three strips of ribbon were attached across the width of the card and the happy birthday piece of card was attached at the top right. Two squares of co-ordinating papers were mounted ot the lower right with chipboard number 50 stuck on. I just used black ink pad to colour the chipboard numbers. I placed 3 black brads next to the 0. I stamped a pretty lady twice onto white card (this idea is from this months craft stamper magazine), then cut part of her face into a circle and painted the eye blue, and the face pale pink. This was then overlapped onto the original b&w stamped image. I really love this effect. I mounted it onto the card and hey presto! Hope she likes it! Ooh forgot to say that I also filled in the petals of 2 of the background paper flowers with a glue pen and covered with fine pink glitter. x

6 comments:

Shaz said...

lovely card very unusual xx

Angie C said...

Gorgeous card - I love the black and white with a hint of colour it works so well

Lydia said...

Lovely card Jo...I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it x

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous, very effective! :)
Vanessa.

craftyscot said...

it is gorgeous Jozza, I am sure your colleague will love it
x

CraftyC said...

Fantastic!!!