Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Jeanette !

Good evening !     I made this card for my friend Jeanette who celebrated her birthday this week !    Jeanette is a talented crafter who has been so kind and generous to host a group of us almost weekly at her place.    It's such a relaxing atmosphere and wonderful time to work on stitching, knitting or cards and to share ideas and stories with each other.  Thank you Jeanette for all the fun & inspiration !   We hope you had a great Birthday!

The background on this card was created with an IO Cover a Card stamp.   I have quite a few of  these background stamps, you can do so much with them !   I stamped the flourishes with Versa Mark ink and embossed with clear on brown card stock.

I stamped and embossed the gift and bow twice with copper powder onto white smooth card stock.  I coloured in the first  image with Broken China Distress Ink and added Smooch Ink to highlight the circles.

On the 2nd image I coloured just the ribbon & bow with Tea dye Distress Ink.  Once again I added Mica Colour Interference paint for the shimmer !    I cut out the ribbon and bow and popped them up a bit over the package.

I used my Cuttlebug and a die from Nellies' Frames to cut out the square which was adhered behind the gift.  Blue ribbon, Happy Birthday and some bling were the final touches !

Stamps used:   Impression Obsession Cover a Card - Flourishes CC027,  The Artful Stamper - Present and Bow 1264P and the sentiment is from a Inkadinkado - Personal Impressions - 96614

Thanks for stopping by !
Have a great day,


Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

A beautiful card that you have made for Jeanette, Shirley. Thanks for your visit on my blog and be a follower. I will follow you too. I have seen great work on your blog. And I like it that you live near Toronto. It is a long time ago (1999)that I was in Toronto. By brother lives for 45 years in Georgetown (near Toronto). It is so beautiful there that we had the feeling to stay in Canada. But are children were waiting here in Holland. So you can understand we went back.
Lovely greet and have a nice weekend

Shirley said...

A really beautiful and creative card, Shirley!!! And I love how you did the BG! The BG stamp is awesome too! ;-)

Ellen Taylor said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! Love the bow on the present. It looks real! Fabulous card girl! Bet you are getting excited today! Have fun with your SIS!