For Buffy's birthday card I used some papers that came free with one of the magazines - I think Nanci Watts is the designer (apologies if she's not). I used the vellum which coordinated with the diamond paper as the main backing sheet.
I stamped the lady on a piece of plain white card and then again on some of the diamond paper. I then cut out the dress and stuck it to the other image. I used Promarkers to colour the lady's skin, hat, scarf and shoes. I think this was the first time I actually used my Distress inks too, and I was really pleased with the soft smudged effect around the image.
Intially, I didn't have a sentiment on the card, but once I'd decided this was going to Buffy - I knew just which sentiment was the most appropriate.
I made this card for my Mum's friend, Catherine; she's been a great support to me and my Mum since Mum had a stroke last year. Catherine is an extremely elegant and stylish lady, and for her birthday I needed a card to reflect that. So on Catherine's card, I used Sakura Stardust pens - in a watercolour technique. Sadly, you can't really see the effect on this picture - which is a shame as it looked lovely in real life, with lots of lovely shimmer.
Catherine likes to wear clothes in neutral colours, so it was easy to make the dress look like her style. I finished the card by mounting it on the very elegant Spellbinders Labels 10. The backing paper was free with another of my many magazines. And the final flourish on this card was to add some gold scrolled corners.
My Mum said that Catherine was delighted with the card. I certainly enjoyed making it.