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Monday, 19 July 2010

A Card Created for an ACTUAL Birthday!


Yes, it's a friend's Birthday today and I made this card especially for her. Normally, I make cards for challenges or to keep as stock or purely for my own amusement. Strange that it is worthy of note when I make a card for an ACTUAL Birthday!

I kept it nice & clean in the design, using one of my current favourite stamp images of a flourish from Inkadinkado. This has been embossed with sparkly powder (I know, what is it with me & sparkle at the moment?). The butterfly is a dark burgundy coloured velveteen and the sentiment is by Papertrey Inks. The shiny jewels are from Paperchase. So lots of texture and bling.

11 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Love that design, Paul. It's stunningly effective and simple but the texture just lifts it.

Jaqi said...

Lovely card Paul, simple yet effective. Thanks for sharing

JoZart said...

Rather luvverly and now I need that flourish, thanks to you!!

Dotpat said...

Very elegant Paul I am sure your friend will love it

Michele said...

Beautiful card, Paul - I lurve that flourish stamp! x

Jenny said...

Love the background stamp design.

She said...

Hi Paul, love this card. Very elegant. S x

Neet said...

Love the clean lines of this card Paul - very you and very effective use of colour and line.

alexa said...

Delicate, yet strong and lots of white space! Lovely ...

Sharli said...

Wonderful birthday card, I'm sure she will LOVE it!! I have SO many birthdays to celebrate that I have the opposite problem - I rarely make one just for a challenge - usually it's more like a challenge for me to get them ready in time to mail! LOL

Nice work Paul!

Lesley said...

Love that flourish stamp. Great design.