Wednesday 8 October 2014

Birthday flowers ....

....  Good morning!  It's absolutely gorgeous here this morning, bright blue skies, sunshine and a cold wind!!  Well, you can't have everything.  One of the things that I'm still having trouble with over here, is posting cards home early so that they arrive in time!  This card is a special one:

Happy Birthday Mum - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold & The Happy, The Big, The Bold & Extras, Parentville Extras; PTI - Phrase Play #2
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette; Versafine - Vintage Sepia
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Gold Mirrio Card; Dawn Bibby Vellum; Gold Embossing Powder; Papermania Ribbon

I used the colours that Gayatri picked for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Colour Challenge and the layout is based on the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#157.  I love the colours, they are really soft and feminine, perfect for my Mum's birthday card.  I stamped the solid rose images in pink and peach and then over stamped the outline rose in Versamark, heat embossed with gold powder and cut them out.  I adhered the peach rose flat to the card and used dimensional gel for the two pink roses.  I created the panel by adhering some vellum onto gold card.  I added a gold ribbon and finished the front with a simple birthday sentiment.  After fussy cutting the sentiment I used dimensional tape to attach it to the front.  On the inside I cut another gold mat and on the white card added a simple, but heartfelt message.  I created a subtle shadow on the word Mum by stamping twice - in pink and peach.  Also below is another view of the front of the card - this time you can see the dimension.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Happy Birthday Mum detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Now to get this in an envelope and head off to the post office so that it gets to Mum in time.  I know that I'm perfectly safe sharing this card here, as my Mum (love her) knows nothing about computers and the Internet!!  Before I go - here a photo of the tree in front of our house - it's suddenly gone a wonderful shade of red and is positively glowing in the sun!

Glowing gold - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

See you soon!  Bye for now.



Julia Aston said...

What lovely soft colors with the pretty gold!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is positively lovely! The gold embossing is so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Megan said...

Love your card!

Marybeth said...

Hi Deborah! Oh my gosh your card is gorgeous! So soft , elegant and beautiful! Love that picture of the thats gorgeous!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the addition of the gold embossing as it adds that extra touch of class. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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