Friday 30 December 2011

Birthday rosette .....

... I've had a really fun morning playing in my craft room.  And here's one of the cards I made (you'll have to wait to see the other).  I've made this card for my sister-in-law.  She will be celebrating one of those special birthdays - her 40th - early in January.  The current Ribbon Reel - RR18 challenge has a super inspiration photo - of a party!  The instructions are to use white, cream, grey (silver) and black, and a ribbon or lace.  They would also like us to use a New Year theme - I missed that bit!!! Still never mind - the colours make for a very elegant birthday card!!

I made a mat of black gloss card, a sheet of Dawn Bibby designer paper and some cream lace ribbon, which I attached to a square cream card.  Next I used my nesties to cut out a couple of different shapes - a lotus pendant in holographic silver card and a star circle in coordinating black designer paper.  I stamped one of my favourite large doilies onto cream vellum and heat embossed with silver powder, then I spent a while cutting it out!!  I stamped the birthday greeting onto white card, cut it out and added a touch of colour while still in the die.  I added some silver ribbon to the back of the rosette and attached it all to the card.  A special birthday card for a very special lady.  And while not quite meeting the requirements for the RR challenge, I'm still submitting it.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Dainty Doilies Large, Eat Cake
Inks:  Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress - Black Soot
Spellbinders:  Lotus Pendant (S4-269), Star Circles (S4-335) #4, Big Scalloped Circles Lg (S4-249) #2
Accessories:  Dawn Bibby swirl paper (black and white); Ribbon, lace, silver embossing powder and card from stash

And now it's time to get some lunch for Kathryn and me.  Then I plan to spend the afternoon doing my least favourite job - IRONING!!!  Ugh!  Still, I'll be doing it in front of the TV, so it won't be all bad.  And there's a definite plus - I'll be warm.  It's not very nice here today - more cold wet weather.

My next post will be on New Year's day with the return of CR84FN - so do drop by then.  Before I go, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all

A Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!!

See you soon.


Tara Cardwell said...

That's gorgeous Deborah - I love the doily on vellum so you can see the layers through.
Have fun ironing.....

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card all the layers.
A Very Happy New Year to you


Pauline said...

What a gorgeous card for your friend Deborah! Love the layers and the silver doily, and don't worry about it not being NYear themed, mine isn't! Have a great New Year! And thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight!

Paula (PEP) said...

A most interesting combination of colours & I love the way you cut out your vellum doily & the way the resultant rosette is put together. The die cut star circle really tricks the eye when used on designer paper as you have.
Wishing you all the best for 2012 too.
Paula (PEP)

Marta said...

Dear Deborah, it is stunning card. I love the different circles and stars.

All the best in New Year!

Susan Hogan said...

Great card Deb! Happy New Year to you as well and I hope 2012 is all that you want it to be! Hope the ironing went well - my lovely hubby is upstairs tackling it as I type this!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the scrummy doily and the gorgeous layers. Hope the ironing gets done quick hun.

Donna x

Sasha said...

Such a lovely card, Deborah. Fabulous stamping and layers:)

Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy & Peaceful New Year! x

Oscar said...

Such an elegant and pretty card Deborah. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Lana said...

Very elegant card Deb! Love it! :)
Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Deb! Lovin' the embossed WM doily! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

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