Saturday 25 May 2013

Glittery Eighteenth

Our neighbour Haley celebrated her eighteenth birthday yesterday and this is the card I made for her.  I'd liked how the twenty-first card I'd made for Ben had turned out so I went back to the Papeterie to get the Woodware 18th set of stamps too.  It's a great set of stamps to use if you just want to focus on the birthday or if you're not sure what the young person's particular interests are.

The 18 was stamped on to the positive lilac Little Swirls paper from Pink Petticoat using VersaMark ink and embossed using disco black embossing powder from Stampendous.  Once this had set then the eighteen was die cut using a square Spellbinders die and the inside of the numbers were filled with art glitter glue and lilac glitter.  It's ages since I've used this technique and I used to love watching Jane Nestorenko demonstrating it on Create and Craft.  After using it on Ben and Haley's card I'm beginning to wonder what Christmas stamps I could use it on.  A Woodware corner notch punch was used on each corner and a purple thread wrapped around the topper.  A few stray flecks of embossing powder had escaped and to camouflage this I spritzed over the topper with a lilac metallic marker from Crayola. 

The card was put together in three tiers with the two top tiers raised on foam pads.  On the bottom one there are layers of purple and silver mirri card and the positive silver Little Swirls patterned paper.  The corners of the patterned paper were either stitched or had corners added on top made from Happy Birthday paper printed from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Purple on to lilac parchment card from Southfield Stationers.  Unfortunately this card is now discontinued as it's one of my favourites.  

The second tier has a scalloped square cut from the negative lilac Little Swirls patterned paper. Layered on top of this is purple card, Happy Birthday paper and another layer of the negative lilac Little Swirls paper.  Corners of silver mirri card embossed with a Darice keys embossing folder were added to this layer.

The 18 topper layered on to purple and silver mirri card was the third layer.  My usual embellishments of ribbon and brads were used with the addition of two silver keys.

A double insert was made for the inside of the card using Little Swirls patterned paper for one layer and a message created on the computer for the second.

That's the last of the special celebrations cards for this month.  Just two birthday cards needed for next week.  This seems to have been an intense month of card making but all happy events.

Thanks for reading today


  1. Hi Liz, Gorgeous 18th. Love your design, the glitzy 18th and I'm loving the colours. Carolxx

  2. Beautiful card and layout, thanks for joining us at CC&CC good luck cheers Sue Nx

  3. this is totally fantastic!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Beautiful card and I love the papers and stamp :)

  5. Totally delightful as always Liz, just bought that stamp as I thought it was such a useful one to have.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    B x

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for take a time to link it with us at CC&CC. Good luck!
    Hugs, Jill

  7. Gorgeous card, love your colour choice, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft for our Happy Birthday challenge xxx

  8. Love this card from start to finish (especially the bow! :) -- very well done. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May challenge.

  9. Gorgeous card, love all those layers.Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  10. Love the monotone and the way you have used layer on layer. Thanks for sharing this with us at Gingerloft for our Happy Birthday challenge this fortnight. Susan (DT)

  11. Fabulous card, I love all of the layers and the papers. Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. so stunning liz.i love this stam and your shades of purple are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  13. This is fabulous Liz! You can't go wrong with lilac for me!! Susan x

  14. Awesome card! Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Ribbons

  15. Fantastic card Liz.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  16. Beautiful card
    Thank for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  17. Beautiful colors and I love all of the layers! Thanks for playing at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  18. I like all the purple / lilac (don't know the difference between those two) details on your card! It looks shiny and bright and the receiver is going to be happy!

    Thanks for participating with Crafty Ribbons Challenge "Anything Goes with ribbons" this week and welcome back!

    La Vikinga / DT at Crafty Ribbons

  19. Another lovely card on Make It Monday. Purple is my favourite colour

  20. A fab card

    Thankyou for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Squares" challenge - hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  21. Great card, lovely colour! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Monthly 'Monochromatic' challenge xx

  22. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  23. Fabulous design and love the layesr and gorgeous colours..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  24. Fantastic card! Beautiful colors and love your design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT

  25. Lovely and fab card. How I love your choice of color (my favorite color is purple) ;-) Thumbs up to your creation girl... And some inspirational birthday wishes can make that special card even more perfect!

    Hugs and cheers xxx