Tuesday, 29 March 2011

80th birthday card

The starting point of the card was my first ever Lili of the Valley stamp that I bought at the NEC last Friday. It's a pretty little girl with a bunch of flowers. I loved it when I saw it and thought it would be great for a Mothers Day card but then I did something else for Mum. I couldn't wait to use the stamp though and so I decided to test it out.

The image is stamped onto glossy photo paper and then coloured in using promarkers (has anyone seen my ivory pen?).

I die cut the image out from my new oval spellbinders nesties and then did a mat from my new oval scallop nesties. The topper is completed using some gold letter peel offs to make the phrase 'young at heart'.

On an A6 card, i made some backing paper from the Pampered Pets range I bought a few weeks ago. I used one of my Martha Stewart edging punches to create a border at the bottom. Its also repeated on the back of the card.

I wrapped a piece of green ribbon around the backing paper before sticking the topper onto it.

Then I used some Fiskars punches to make a lot of little flowers which I coloured with distress inks and then stuck one on top of the other to create dimensional flowers. From the same set of punches, i made some butterflies.

The card is completed using sentiment and number peel offs.

I am entering the card in the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Special Birthday challenge
Lili of the Valley - Punch it challenge
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Go Green
Ladybug Crafts - Handmade flowers challenge


  1. aw what a cute little card .. so pretty and i love the sentiment !
    Thanks for joining us at sarah hurley
    Ps - we have a handmade flowers challenge at Ladybug crafts ink this week and your card would fit the bill perfectly

  2. This is a lovely card Helene, the handmade flowers are so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week! Hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  3. So sweet, love those tiny little flowers, really cute. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

  4. Love the sentiment - it goes so well with the image, which you have coloured to perfection!

    Thank you for coming over to play at Crafty CardMakers this week!

  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

    Sarah x