Not only was I able to deliver my niece Leanne's birthday card in person this year I was also able to deliver her Mum's card at the same time as their birthdays are only eleven days apart. Here is a photo of the two of them when we all had a day out at the Highland Wildlife Park recently.
For Monica's card I've gone back to the box of roses again using papers from the Nitwit Collection Promises.
It was back to my favourite dies from the Marianne English Rose die set to make more rolled roses. The lighter coloured roses on this card were made from lilac parchment card sponged with Encore purple metallic ink and the darker roses were made from the same purple cardstock as used on the backing layers. Leaves were punched from green parchment card and certainly celery card from Stampin' up using an X-cut embossing punch. Stampin' up's old olive ink was sponged around the edges of the leaves. Small lilac rose buds were added around the outside.
The box of roses fits on an 8"x 8" scalloped card and is raised up on foam pads. The parts of the lid which don't overlap the box are on double layer foam pads. Along with the roses this makes quite a dimensional card.
An original Sizzix red die was used to cut the gift tags for the box and the top tag was embossed using one of Stampin' up's textured impressions designer frames. The sentiment was made using a stamp from Stampin' up's Sincere Salutations set and their Marina Mist ink. It was then punched out using their extra large oval punch and the same ink sponged around the edge. The scalloped edges of the base card were sponged with Encore Metallic purple ink.
Along with the usual addition of ribbon and a bow, purple metallic brads and purple self adhesive pearls were added as embellishments.
The inside has a double layer insert using another patterned paper from the Promises Collection for the back layer and a message created on the computer for the top layer. Both layers had their corners rounded off using a Woodware corner punch.
After sitting posing for a sensible photo my sister and her family started to misbehave and this was the result where their real characters came out.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Birthday
Challenges 4 Everybody 28 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge Week 2 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 170 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Calender August Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge 113 - Freestyle
Delicious Doodles Challenge 51 - Anything Floral
Inspire Me Fridays Challenge 118 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge 22 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge 88 - Any Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 284 - Things With Wings (Butterfly Backing Paper)
Delightful Challenges - Make the Cut
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 59 - Tag It
Rhedd and Rosie's 14th Challenge - Something for the Ladies
Bearly Mine Challenge 101 - Digi Days (Digi Papers)
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything Goes/Die Cuts