Monday, April 26, 2010

Jenn's Forty & Fabulous


Wow, its been a while since I was last here. What, with a shocking roster for the first few weeks, and lots of April and May birthdays, I've actually been stamping & creating rather than blogging! My best friend Jenn recently had her 40th birthday & I wanted to make her a special card, (I couldn't show it before now just in case she wandered past here). I saw this card by the very talented Tracey Old and knew straight away that I wanted to CASE it for Jenn. I changed the colour scheme as Jenn is more into country style/shabby chic. I always think that she would like 'Bella Rose' DSP, so went with that. Also, I bought her a nice pair of simple but elegant earrings (I hope she thought that, and not that they were boring) and made a little bag to put the box in. I got the idea from Petronela and just made it a bit smaller. It is so easy to make.

Here are some pics of the card.

Front view:

And side view to show the recessed card front & layers of the rose:

It took me quite a while to make. I've never had success with layering or 'tole-ing' the 5th Avenue rose before. Thankfully it worked rather well this time. I used 'Bella Rose' DSP for the rose, as well as the background, just to add some interest. The chipboard numbers from the "On Board" series, are inked in 'Riding Hood Red', covered in glue and 'Dazzling Diamonds' cause a girls gotta have a bit of bling. I then dyed a white 'fleurette' with Pink Pirouette re-inker so that I could have a pink flower, so versatile.

And now the little bag:

The 'Happy Birthday" is from PTI, otherwise it is all SU. I layered the large, scalloped and wide oval punches for the sentiment. They are a cute little bag. However, I put in an order this morning for the new "Fancy Favour" die. Figure it'll get some use when my own big birthday comes around in a few months.

Thanks for calling in. I plan to post a few of my other cards over the next few days.

Happy stamping,
Love Fi x


Lee said...

Fi this card and baggie are FABULOUS!!!! The card must have taken you aaaaages, but it's soooo worth it! Your friend will no doubt have it on her night stand forever ;D
Hope you've recovered from your insane roster, and are enjoying some craft time :)

Lee xxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a lot of love has gone into this project, Fi! Very pretty! And ... I love your "tole"! You are right ... it worked REALLY WELL this time! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Hi Fi

So great to see you all your beautiful cards. This one is so elegant, I love the recessed window and love the flower. You did a great job "tole-ing" the rose. And that paper has got to be one of my absolute favourites. I'm sure your friend loved it, along with her lovely bag and earrings.

I hope your roster is getting a bit better, I'm so glad you managed to spend some of your free time stamping. I can't wait to see more.

Have a wonderful week.


Kylie said...

STUNNING, Fiona, jaw dropping STUNNING, LOVE it!

Take Care,
Kylie X

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