Wednesday 9 July 2014

Lady Folk and Just For U Combo

Recently I was asked to make cards for two Aunts who were to become 101 and 104 and for the 101st birthday I went back to the Just for U stamp and layout using papers from the Nitwit Collection Lady Folk.

Plain card in toning colours were chosen for the backing layers and the flower embellishments.  The Nitwit Collections are ideal to use with all their matching papers in colour and design.

The flower embellishments were made using a mixture of Marianne ribbon dies, layered flower dies and stitching dies with gold beaded flower embellishments added to their centres.  The little flowers were punched and double layered using the X-cut small flower punch and have crystal dot peel off centres.

The Just for U was stamped and embossed on to one of the subtle patterned backing papers using VersaMark ink and Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It was then stamped and embossed on to two of the bolder patterned papers from the collection.  Alternate letters were cut from each patterned paper design and paper pieced on to the main topper.  The topper was then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Falling Snow embossing folder.  This welds the paper piecing to the card and adds texture which I hope you can see in the picture.  A stitched border was added before the topper was framed and layered using square Grand Nestabilities dies.

Although there was no reference to the age of the Aunt on the outside of the card one of the elements from the Lady Folk Collection was resized using My Craft Studio and had the age added to it to make up the insert for the card.

Hopefully this lady had a great day on reaching this milestone age.
Thanks for reading today
Liz xxx


  1. Wow Liz you certainly seem to have longevity in your family what wonderful ages! Fab card I really like how you used the bouquet on the inside with her age in it! Susan x

  2. so gorgeous liz.beautiful papers and flowers and i love the fab stamp ;D

    xx coops xx