Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Spring Beauty Birthday Card

My lovely friend will be 40 next week and she's soooo not looking forward to it! I wanted to make her a special card but avoid all reference to her age, this is what I've come up with.

The digi stamp from Stamping Dragon Designs has been printed out twice onto card. I've created a mask for her face and then used distress inks to create a background. I've used Promarkers for her skin, odd strands of hair and the flowers and leaves. The entire image has then been given a spritz of Glimmer Mist. I've distressed the edges of the image and then mounted it onto black card to try and add some depth. The flowers have been made using my new Tattered Florals die - I created a paper using inks, spritzed it with Glimmer Mist and then highlighted the edge of the petals with Stickles.

Purple Cows Guillotine
Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Tim Holtz Blender Tool
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
Fern Die - Little Claire's

Image - Spring Beauty by Stamping Dragon Designs
White/Black Card - The Papermill
Blue Shimmer Paper - from stash
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Broken China, Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord
Stickles - Stardust
Glimmer Mist - Diamond
Promarkers - Slate, Lilac, Ivory, Blush, Rose Pink
Diamantes - Poundland

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Stampman - Easel Card/Anything goes
City Crafter - Isn't she lovely
Papertake Weekly - Something Old, Blue, Borrowed or New
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits - Die Cuts
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays
Wild Orchid Challenge - One for the Girls
My Time to Craft - Glitter & Glitz
Charisma Cards - Easel Card
Crafty Sentiments - Distressing
The Crafty Pad - Glitz & Glitter
The Artistic Stamper - Something Old, Something New (my new TH die, old paper from stash)
The Secret Crafter - What are little girls made of
Simon Says Stamp & Show - The Wendy Vecchi - Studio 490 Style
Mark's Finest Papers - Flowers


  1. Absolutely stunning card, loving your colours and image too is just so fab!... Love the distressing too! Those flowers are so beautiful and adds that finishing touch I need that Sizzix flower die....

    Thanks for sharing with us again for this weeks Distress challenge at Crafty Sentiments Digi Challenge!

    Jo :)

  2. What a striking creation!! Awesome coloring on this beautiful image!! I love the gorgeous layered blossoms decorating this sensational easel design!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!!

  3. A beautiful card ... love the colours and the flowers ... Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again next time!

  4. Stunning!!! i just love it & i'm sure your friend is gonna treasure it
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week
    hugs shell xx

  5. Beautifully done! thanks so much for joining us at CCCB

  6. Such a beautiful creation.Love what you've done with the image and the flowers are gorgeous.Lucky friend!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
    Lisa x

  7. This is great! You did a fab job with glimmer mist, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  8. Gorgeous - the flowers look amazing xx

  9. OH MY!!!!!!!!!! this is stunning... I LOVE IT!! great color combo... WOW
    Thank you for playing with us on the craft your passion challenge. Good luck!

  10. This is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


  11. Oh, that's lovely!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  12. Beautiful card! I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week.

  13. What beautiful flowers!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at MTTC this week.

  14. Love the easel card!! Gorgeous image & the colors are fab!!

  15. lovely card, thanks for joining us at the CCCB

  16. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  17. Ooo I love the ferns!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  18. oh my word! this is absolutely fantastic!!!! if she doesn't love it, you can send it to me and i'm wayyyyy past 40-something!!! beautiful.

    thanks so much for joining us at craft your passion!

    hugs :)

  19. Wow, what a lavish card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Digis and Craft Your Passion.

  20. Wow. This is stunning. Your friend will love it - I know I would.

    Julie (elysia2003) xxx

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  22. Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors!!
    Hugs Nicolet

  23. Oh wow Claire that is gorgeous

  24. What fabulous card and I love the image and your flowers look gorgeous.

  25. Fabby card, love the flowers. Thank you for sharing and playing along at Pennys this week x

  26. Wonderful card, those flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  27. Amazing Flowers.....stunning card....YOUR friend is going to love this!!

    thanks bunches for joining the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

  28. this is amazing, well done on such a great card, she will adore it

    judie xx

  29. A stunning card, love the colour combo, flowers and that amazing image. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  30. She is wonderful.. Your background turned out great.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  31. Wow, this is gorgeous, your friend's going to love it! x

  32. very fancy, she'll love it!

  33. gorjuss cards, loving the colours and your flowers. ty for joining us at crafty sentiments digi design xxx

  34. This is sooooooooo fabulouss, I adore it. hugs chris xx

  35. Gorgeous, Claire! This is one of my favorite SDD images! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft your Passion, this week, in our "anything goes" challenge.

  36. those flowers are gorgeous!

  37. Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning, it's completely gorgeous, your friend is going to love it xxx

  38. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
    Cathy xx

  39. Beautiful card - the flowers are gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  40. Beautiful! I love the flowers!!!
    Thanks for joining the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  41. Wow!! This is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

  42. This is gorgeous! I love the hair and all of the purples!

    Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp & Show!!


  43. Love the colors! Your Wendy Style take is great!

  44. Lovely indeed!! So fab! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  45. Gorgeous card hun, thanks for joinin in with the AS CT Challenge... I bet she will love the card, tis perfect x

  46. This is a gorgeous card thanks for joining in at The Stampman challenge x Janet

  47. Gorgeous card - love the beautiful colours you have used and the image is stunning. I really like your flowers too.

  48. lovely card and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge :))

  49. Gorgeous card, i love the image and the flowers are stunning.

  50. Lovely card, love the flowers, your friend will love it

  51. What a beautiful card. The flowers are amazing. Jaqui x

  52. You are one very clever lady
    Absolutely stunning card


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