Sunday, 29 May 2011

70th birthday card

Hi everyone - hope you're having a good bank holiday weekend and this weather isn't spoiling things for you.  Best place to be is in your craft room!!!  lol

Concertina sides

My good friend Monique is 70 on Saturday and we have been invited to her party.  Monique, as you may have guessed from her name, is French and so I thought this card would be ideal for her.  The stamp I've used is from Stamps Happen and is called Vogue Silhouette.  I stamped with Stazon onto acetate and then added gilding flakes to the rear of the image using Crafty Notions craft adhesive which sets quickly and dries clear.  I took a piece of white card and sponged Distress Inks over in a complimentary colour.  I then inked up the stamp again and stamped directly onto the coloured card.  When the acetate was dry I brushed off the excess gilding flakes and cut around the image and decoupaged it over the stamped image on the card.  This was then mounted onto some copper fabric card.  I used my Stampin Up En Francais script stamp and again coloured with Distress Inks.  I added a computer generated sentiment and used my SU oval and scalloped oval punches.  I made up an embellishment using gems and flowers.  To make this card extra special I cut two pieces of cardstock the same length as the DL card and scored three lines to give me a concertina effect.  These were placed down the sides of the card using strong d/s tape and then acetate was attached to the top fold.  The main French sentiment was generated in CraftArtist and cut and mounted using nesties.  The only thing needed then was some gems.  I've also made a box to match.  Hope she likes it..........

Happy crafting!


  1. What's not to like about this fab card - the french sentiment is a lovely touch. I'm sure she will really love it tres chic!!

  2. I'm sure she'll love it it's gorgeous!! That dress looks wonderful:)
    Val xx

  3. Absolutely fabulous. Hugs Rita xx


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