Saturday 4 January 2014

Birthday wishes to Anita :)

Happy Birthday Anita! Today's post is part of a surprise blog hop for Anita. It is her birthday today, and as a surprise all her design teamies made a birthday card. This is the card I made:

I was spoiled this Christmas with beautiful gifts, a lot of them crafty stuff :) How blessed I am! With a few new supplies, I decided to try and incorporate them. I got this beautiful washi tape, and HAD to use it. The colour combo is not one I would usually use, so I decided to work with it.

I embossed some grey paper with one of my favourite embossing folders - Cuttlebug honeycomb folder. With some pink art paper I punched the edge with a Martha Stewart punch ( I used this same punch for the border on the inside sheet)

Using my Sizzix Framelits 'Label, Ornate no. 2' I die cut with the largest and 3rd largest die. I cut the smaller shape for an opening, and folded it back on itself. I purposely used double sided paper to show the reverse side. (I normally can't stand to use double sided paper as I feel it's such a waste to hide one side when it's stuck down!)

I stamped the sentiment onto some white board, and die cut it out. I got some pink bakers twine and threaded through the tag die cut, and also looped a charm through it.

For the bottom right hand corner, I added three buttons and a flat back pearl, in colours to complement the card.

Please check out all the other beautiful cards on the surprise blog hop, from my design teamies!














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So Anita, wishing you a wonderful day, and hope today is a great day, filled with laughter, fun, happiness and LOTS of cake. ;)




Sylvia Anderson said...

Lovely card Sweetie xxx

Unknown said...

Wow i love the layers amazing and you did a fab job with the colour have made a lovely card and i am gobsmacked that you ladies did this for me . Thanks so much xx

Ashley said...

Great colors! I really like the embossing and punch you used, and the buttons you added in the bottom corner tied everything together perfectly.

Alljazzed2create said...

Beautiful card..Your punch work and embossing is fabulous..

Emily said...

Beautiful card eithne! Love the layers :-)

Unknown said...

I love the colors. This is a lovely card. I'm sure Anita loves it.

sian said...

love all the layers. isn't it great to play with new stash :) great card

Crafting with Darcy said...

Eithne!! What a gorgeous card with all those embellishments. Love it!

Nicola Crowe said...

Beautiful Eithne, love the colour combo :)

Lisbeth K said...

Oh my, this is amazing! Love the embossing and all the layers!! Fab <3