Monday, 14 March 2011

Sweet and Girly

And this card certainly is! 

A friend of ours always asks me to make the 'special' birthday cards that he sends, which is a win-win situation as I always have spares and as he pays for them I can buy new stash lol!

Fab 'n Funky are wanting to see girly this week, and as I needed to make a birthday card for my daughter (from our friend - I've not done one from us yet as her birthday is a month away) and she is one of the girliest little girls I know it seemed fitting.

As you can probably tell, she LOVES pink lol!!

I also made this card to fit in with the clever little challenge over at Raise the Bar - you must use the acronym GREEN, but the letters can stand for anything you like. After having a rough idea of what I wanted to do it came quite easily:
G - girly
R - ribbon
E - embossing
E - embellishment
N - new (to me) image

The image itself is rather lovely and is a free digi from a very talented lady called Beccy; she produces lots of cute images that are FREE, check out her work on her blog Beccy's Place.

I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and cut out, sticking onto a pre-cut cream oval that I had stamped with the flower in Victorian Velvet Distress ink and edged with the same colour.

The background is pale pink pearlescent card, once again run through that lovely embossing folder with the 'Bug. I love how the pearlescent card shows up the deep embossing so beautifully.

I stamped out the flower 3 more times onto white card with VV and blended more ink onto them. I cut them out and shaped them, layering them together with a pink pearl brad that I've had forever!

I cut a little tag from cream card and handwrote the greeting with black marker. This was edged with VV and added to the card under the flower.

Finally a strip of irredescent white organza ribbon to finish it off.

Phew, 3 posts from me today!
Take care and happy crafting,
Charli x


Beccy said...

Oh Charli, this is just lovely! You have done a wonderful job creating this card, it's so wonderfully feminine. I love all the texture you've added with the embossing and the ribbon and flowers. Thanks for sharing the link.

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is beautiful, good creativity,,