Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just a quick post

Hi Guys,

Mum needs a card for her cousin who is turning 98 soon (Mum is from the much younger side of the family). I had seen this card ages ago and filed it in my 'card ideas' bookmarks. I thought it would be perfect to CASE, and then read that Jaydee had made it for a 90th birthday. No wonder it seemed so appropriate. After playing a bit I decided to go lighter with the main image, and, I'll admit, I'm very pleased with how it turned out. It does look better IRL.

I used stamps from the 'Elements of Style' set.Once again, I didn't really like this set until I started to see it being used, now I think it will become an SU classic. I used the ink to rubber technique, using 'Pretty in Pink', 'Rose Red' and 'Pear Pizazz' markers. For the left side, Jaydee used the lovely 'Very Vintage' wheel but I decided to try the flourish from 'Elements of Style' instead. The sentiment is from 'Curly Cute', inked with markers so I could place it on two lines. Finally it is finished off with some lovely PiP satin ribbon and an Antique Brad (love these). I really hope that Mum is happy with this, and Betty too.

Must run, off to work again,

Fi xox


Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

GASP!!!. Fi!!!.. Oh my goodness.. this is STUNNING...There you go.. using that stamp set.. which now I'm going to have to get... Shame about that!!.. hahaha.. Absolutely GORGEOUS>!!

xx SJ

Lee-Anne said...

Such a gorgeous card Fi. Perfect for someone turning 98, so soft and beautifully elegant. I love the colours, the way you inked up the stamp with the markers. It looks fantastic. Gorgeous satin ribbon and sentiment too. Just lovely.

Have a wonderful day.
Love and hugs

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a soft and pretty card ... perfect for the occasion! Hugs xxaxx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Fi! I am missing your smiling face! Hope all is ok hunny!? Luv ya! Hugs xxaxx

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