Monday, March 14, 2011

A Fiftieth

Hi Guys,

I have been having fun using my number dies. First it was to make my cousin's 40th card (here) and then it was time for a beautiful workmate to turn 50. She is one of the loveliest ladies you could meet and always a pleasure to have at work. I wanted to recognise that with a pretty card which was for all the staff to write in. I saw this FTL sketch on the 'Clean and Simple Stamping' blog and thought it would be great to use with my number dies.

I turned it on it's side and omitted the bow. I also made it into a rectangle. I also took inspiration from this card by the fab Maile Belles.

I used a background of textured Baja and added a piece of punched Crumb Cake. The very gorgeous Lavonne has sent me another stash of gorgeous contraband from the US (love ya Lavonne MWAH!). I adore this piece from the Springtime Vintage DSP in the colours of Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla and that is what I used for the main panel. (The other papers are yummy too, in Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz and more...). The die cut and numbers are from PTI dies. I added the damask from the SAB set, Bliss, behind the numbers, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. The numbers are Marina Mist CS painted in Champagne Shimmer Mist (love the effect it gives). I also added some stick on pearls (idea borrowed from Maile's card) stick-on pearls. Finally a PTI sentiment was stamped on Vellum CS (also taken from Maile's card) and added using glue dots. Am thinking some brads might have been nice on each end of the vellum piece, oh well. The work girls were happy with it and I hope Dorothy liked it. I must admit, I was quite chuffed with it myself ;-)

Better go & get something done with this gorgeous day.

Ta for popping by,
Fi x


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a wonderful friend you have to supply so much gorgeous contraband! This is a perfect 50th for a sweet work colleague! Stacey LOVED the "labour pack". She is getting a little nervous! Less than 5 weeks to go! Hugs xxaxx

H2 :) said...

This is stunning Fi! Love that gorgeous DSP (lucky you getting US stuff!) & the colours are divine. Your shimmery numbers are fantastic & the Bliss background is perfect! Love it & I'm sure Dorothy did too. :)

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