Monday 4 February 2013

Eightieth Birthday

This is a card I've made for a friend and her family to give their Mum for her eightieth birthday.  It hadn't to be too fussy or floral so I'm hoping this will meet the guidelines.  The patterned papers are from the NitWit collection Time for Tea and the Happy Birthday paper is from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Purple.

The decorated edged layers were cut with two of the dies from the Marianne Anja Squares set.  Other dies used were a Spellbinders circle, scalloped circle and label die.  The little flowers were punched using a tonic punch and the butterfly embellishments were stickers which were attached to acetate before being cut out and having their wings folded back to give a 3D effect.  Other embellishments used were green self adhesive pearls, purple metallic brads, lilac ribbon and crystal dot stickers for the centres of the flowers. 

There are three tiers to this card and two stitched borders were added to give extra framing.  The layers wrapped in ribbon are raised on foam pads and the number 80 disc is also raised on foam pads.

There had to be enough space for the family to sign their good wishes so on the inside there is a double insert.  The inner one is smaller with butterflies punched in the corners using Martha Stewarts punch around the page butterfly corner.  To highlight the butterflies and the corners of the pages Encore metallic purple ink was sponged over them.  The same ink was sponged around the scalloped edges of the base card. 

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

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  1. Its so pretty Liz perfect for an 80th. I have my aunt's 91st this month must get my thinking cap on cause I don't think cute ones are very good for that age group. Hugs Susan x

  2. Stunning card Liz, lovely colours and design.

    B x

  3. Beautiful and stunning. Love the purple! Visiting from MIM :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Gorgeous card and colors Liz. I spotted this on MIM. Faye

  5. Beautiful layout. Card looks gorgeous and love the butterflies.

  6. WOW- she will be so thrilled- so beautiful! i love the die you used- and love the butterflies- and the sweet flowers you added in the corners. Fun to see you at MIM- I am # 82

  7. Gorgeous, fab in purple, LOL. and a great layout, love the die cuts and those gorgeous butterflies too!
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  8. Stunning card Liz, love the lovely design, pretty papers, the stitching and those pretty Butterflies. She is going to love it. Carolxx

  9. Hi Liz just come across you love your creations. Where do I buy the shoe templates you have been using? kind regards Chris

  10. Beautiful card, Liz! Love the butterflies and all the great die cuts! Fab work! Hugs

  11. Hi Liz,
    Your card is stunning! I love the colours, your lovely layers and butterflies :)

    Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog xx