Sunday, 15 May 2011

80th Birthday Greetings


 TTT #33 - flower frenzy
CCC - may flowers
Creative Inspirations #111 - decorate the inside
Diva's by Design #1 - their First challenge - anything goes
RRR #24 - anything goes

 200mm square

Only one more to go, yippee.
This is the one destined for Tasmania - I do hope my customer likes it.
The only requirement was for lilies as the recipient (Lil) likes lilies - how appropriate :-)
The backing papers were designed by ......drum roll......ME!!  Three different ones no less, though all are similar .
Can you tell how pleased I am with myself,  lol.
I started off with a neutral BP and added the stargazer lily images in varying levels of transparency.

I couldn't find anyone who sells stargazer lilies, only cala's,  so I resized the image, printed it 3 times and decoupaged it.
I made up the 'congrats' circle and edged it with gold pen.

The inside is the neutral BP, a 50% transparent lily and a lightened circle for the greeting.
Seam binding ribbon, a doily  and  lace finish it off.

The box/envelope in silver mirri card. Computer generated label on a Nellie die cut frame.
I fancied it up a bit with an MS corner punch.

Top Tip learned today  
A baby wipe removes nasty gluey splodges and fingerprints from lovely shiny mirri card :-)
A buff with a clean tissue and no one would guess how messy some people can be, lol

Thank you for stopping by :-)
Cheers me dears



Beryl K said...

Fabulous work Irene, your papers are gorgeous. I am sure it will be well received. Thanks for the tip about the baby wipes never thought of trying that, but of course my shiny card doesn't get messy..........yeah right! lol
Beryl x

Anne said...

Stunning Irene. What a clever girl you are making your own backing paper, not something I've ever attempted. Thanks for the tip about baby wipes too cos mirri card sure does pick up everything. Hugs x

Carol said...

Irene this is gorgeous, love your BP's - well done for making them yourself. The colours you have used are perfect. Carol x

Anonymous said...

Great card and fabby tip!
thanks for playing along with us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge hugs Samantha :0)

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful card, and I love the dp you used! I also love the flowers you used!
Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge this week!

Jacq said...

Hi Irene,
This is just Stunning!!! Love the dp's, the colour scheme is just beautiful, love the layout, the flowers and lace look absolutely gorgeous and I love Stargazer lillies, my mums favourite lol. Love the inside of the card too. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

mustangsarah said...

Stunning card. Love all the details.
Thank you for playing along with us on Really reasonable Ribbon.

Vicky said...

So beautiful Irene..

thanks for joining us at Divas..and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Christine said...

This is gorgeous Irene and you are so clever making your own backing papers. Beautiful colours and fab flowers.
Christine xx

NGCARDS said...

This is an adorable card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of decorating the inside of your cards over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

laney said...

WOW!! Irene super stylish!!! Beautiful hun
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again

Mona Evy said...

Beautiful work, Irene! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

True :) said...

Oh wow I rene! Your papers are stunning as is your card! I am sure your customer will LOVE it!
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!

True :D