Friday, 6 March 2015

70th Birthday card

Hi Everyone from a very sunny Somerset........makes a change but it's a lovely day today; blue skies, sunshine wall to wall and a light breeze.  Hope some of you are also enjoying this spring like weather.

I recently had a commission for a 70th birthday card for a lady who loves flowers and knitting!!!  Okaaay............well, this is what I came up with.

I found an old House Mouse image which was perfect for this card and who doesn't love House Mouse.  I started off by die-cutting the main pages for the book and embossed the lilac layers with my Sue Wilson Beaded Fanfare embossing folder.  I've used Sue Wilson's ivy die and the flowers are Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur silver embossed onto lilac vellum and then die cut with the matching die.  The beaded pins are from my stash, as are the gems in the flowers and the ribbon.  The sentiment was computer generated.

I made the knitting needles from some wooden skewers, cut them down and made the ends from air dried clay painted with violet Wink of Stella.  I used some embroidery skein for the ball of wool.  The 70th and her name (Eira) were die cut using Spellbinders.  I've made a pocket using the smallest book page die which I've put onto the back of the card with a tag for the greeting.

I made a stand for the book using a Marianne Creatables LR0266 - three layers of cardstock glued together and then the lilac card for the filigree layer front and back.  This might sound like it's quite bulky but it needs to be quite weighty to hold the card in place.  I finished off by making a box for it.

Thanks for dropping by today.  I'm off to a Stampin Up workshop tomorrow so hopefully will post some photos on Sunday.

Happy crafting.


  1. Evening Karen what a stunning card it's beautiful and the design is wonderful.
    #Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  2. perfect choice with the house mouse!....inventive use of the cocktail she will love such a personalised card......
    enjoy yourself with your crafty pals xxxxxxx

  3. Wonderful 70th birthday card Karen, sweet image and lovely design.
    Enjoy your craft day.

  4. Fabulous card Karen... Love the images...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. Well Karen you've certainly fulfilled their request for a card gorgeous card and she wil be thrilled with it


  6. What a perfect card for a flower loving knitter, Karen ... sweet little mouse and such fabulous detailing and dimension ... Eira will treasure it, I'm sure! Hugs, Anita :)

  7. WOW, Karen, this is amazing!! How creatively you have bought in the lady's love for knitting!!!! The flowers are stunning, too and I love the soft purples with the other added colours!!! And you've even made a stand for the card clever is that!!! Great work, my friend!!
    Have a super weekend. Glad to hear spring is on it's way to you!!!!!

  8. Stunning card Karen, love house mouse and what a perfect stamp! Your needles and wool are brilliant she will be thrilled with it.
    Hope you have had a great day at the SU extravaganza, look forward to seeing some photos.
    Val xx

  9. Beautiful book card and stand. Love the colours. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. What a phenomenal card artist you are, Karendipity!! This is exquisite! I can't begin to imagine what a gem this is to see in real life! She will treasure this always, wow!! Hugs, Dippy xxoo

  11. Amazing Karen! Love the pretty and soft colours you've used for this very special keepsake. And the images are so sweet and perfect to reflect her passions. Love the book stand to display the card. You are so creative!! Loll xx


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