Last minute.com strikes again! Tomorrow is my darling mum's 70th Birthday so today I braved the depths of my
craft room junk room, cleared about a foot square space on my work desk and set to work.
This is what I ended up with! I wanted something a bit different from the 6x6 inch square cards that I normally do. The image I had already printed needed a larger background too. I exaggerated the mis-mash shape by making the Happy Birthday sentiment strip a little wider than the card base too.
I had seen some lovely "porcelain look" flowers on some blogs recently but most seem to have been created using UTEE. Seeing as I didn't have any, I attacked my flowers with some Glossy Accents. I took a bit of a risk really, being so short of time and not having a clue how they would turn out. Not quite as 3D as I had pictured, but quite fun to do!
A bit of glitter works wonders. Also shown here is the script embossed backing I used to strengthen the top part of the card. I really would have preferred a more subtle effect here by inking the back of the embossing folder but the script writing would have then been back to front. (I did try this but thought it looked funny.LOL)
Lace and twine add texture.
Apologies for the lighting!
I have made this with a few challenges for inspiration-thank you. I need all the help I can get at the moment.
Saturated Canary Challenges - Read all about it.
ABC Challenge - Just as You Like it.
Cute card Thursday - Anything Goes.
Basic Grey Challenges - Spring is in the air. ( I used BG Baby Girl, Isabelle, I think it is?)
Totally Gorjuss - For mum. ( hope this is ok as it's her birthday card, not for Mother's Day!)
Got some exciting crafting ahead, watch this space!