Thursday, 10 October 2013

30th Birthday Cards

Today I thought I would show you the 3 different cards that I had to make for my Daughters 30th Birthday today. All are 8x8 card bases, the first was made using this gorgeous large swallowtailed butterfly stamp from Stampin Up (I just had to have it). I stamped it and then embossed with white embossing powder, then coloured over the top using a stylus tool and Adirondack ink pads. I wiped away the ink that settled on the top of the white embossing, and then cut out. The backing paper was a download from Chocolate Baroque, which I took into MCS to lighten the colour, after cutting it to size I went around the outside of the page using Storm Adirondack ink. A Martha Stewart punch was used for the fancy panel, which I placed some wide lace under. The sentiment was made on the PC and again coloured with the Storm ink. The corners are from a Marianne Die.

The second card from my Son to his Sister was made using the Fabulous Shoes CD from Katy Sue, with art work from Sandra Wright. When my Daughter first saw this CD she fell in love with it, so it was the obvious choice to use.

Finally the last card from my Father-in-law was again using a Katy Sue CD, with art work by Sandra Wright, but this time it's the new Flights of Fantasy CD. The flowers used on the last two cards are made using a crealies die, also the leaves. The corners on the last card are a new Marianne corner die.

We're off out for a meal tonight with my Daughter and her partner, she hasn't seen the cards yet. It's a good job I know that she won't look at my blog before we meet up.

My next post will be a scheduled one, as this weekend I'm attending two workshops, held by the talented Eileen Godwin, of Eileen's Crafty Zone. The first is a card based workshop, which I should have attended earlier this summer, but it was the weekend my Mother-in-law passed away. And the second is the following day and more journal based, so I hope to have plenty to show you when I get back.

Thanks for taking the time to look, and you kind comment which are always appreciated.



Sally H said...

Three total stunners, Sue, but I think the first just has to be my favourite with that gorgeous big butterfly!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Sue, three gorgeous designs, your daughter is receiving 3 beauties for her 30th. I can't pick a favorite, the details on all three are awesome. Love the butterfly and the shoe :) Enjoy the workshops! Shirleyx

rachel said...

your daughter is very lucky Sue - gorgeous cards - I especially love the butterfly one - its just stunning - what a beauty xx

Carol said...

Three wonderful creations Sue. Your family members must be so thrilled with all the ones you make for them, and for them to send.

Michelle J M said...

Three absolutely fabulous cards Sue, I am sure your daughter loved them all, as I do, but I especially like the first one, those colours are wonderful and the butterfly is really beautiful. Love the lace too. Hope your evening was lovely. Michelle x

Sarn said...

Your cards are GREAT Sue. Love all the dimension.

Sarn xxx