Mallard - Female

Monday, May 7, 2012

Milestone birthday

Hi all! How was your weekend?  I had a busy one - I think I needed to go back to work today just to get a rest- LOL!

I needed to make a card for a 50th birthday, as a request from a friend.  Of course I left it to the last minute, which only left tonight to get it done.  I find when I 'have' to make a card I have a brain freeze- ever have that happen? Well I knew my BF Carla had some gorgeous cards posted on her blog, so I hopped over there to see what I could 'case'!  And I found this card.  Here is my version.

First of all, these are not by go to colours when making a card.  I always tend to go 'pretty soft colours', but when flipping through my pad of K & Company Bailey I came across this paper and thought why not, lets try something different. I used spellbinder dies, martha stewart border punch, PTI scallop die, cuttlebug embossing folder (for the flourish) Justrite stamp set for the sentiment and the oval edging.

Finished off with some coffee colour pearls, brown rhinestones, shiffon ribbon and a prima rosette.  I loved putting this all together. I was very pleased on the finished results.  I hope the recipient feels the same way.

Thanks Carla for the inspiration!!

Thanks for visiting today, see you real soon.....


Carla Murphy said...

This is beautiful Pauline!! Love all your rich colours and that ribbon is gorgeous!! I like this way better then mine!! LOL... I'm going to have to try it again!!

Leslie Miller said...

Maybe not your go to colors but WOW they look great and such a pretty card!