Monday 25 April 2011

Bespoke birthday cards…

I’ve had a couple of requests recently to make special birthday cards.  Now I haven’t quite used all Stampin’ Up gear for these (I’m still building up my stash) but it just shows how you can mix and match.

The first card is for a work colleague to give to his missus!  She deserves a medal let alone a card….I have told him that, so I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing!  I’ve gone for a “Spoil yourself silly” theme. 


After picking the base card of Early Espresso, Color Coach from SU helped me to team it with Marine Blue and Tangerine Tango.  I’ve used Spot On jumbo wheel to give a bubbly effect and I’ve die cut flowers and inked them to match. I’ve also used a sponge to ink the edges of the image and greetings.

After a long day trekking around Pleasey and Hardwick Hall with the family to day I could do with one of those baths!  Oh my aching bones!  I’m going to enter this in the Less is More Challenge.  Their theme is ‘Off Centre’, not sure if this off centre enough, if that makes sense.  Is it too ‘balanced’ with the greetings?

Right…on to the next card, which I’ll be sharing tomorrow!  I’m determined to get back on track with my blog.  The ironing can wait!!



  1. I think its FAB Linda!
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    Less is More

  2. Cute card Linda, I'm sure both sender and recipient will be pleased!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. Love your card and it's humour perfectly executed and love the glitter.


  4. Super image - great fun. x

  5. A super card, great image and colour combo. x

  6. What a fab card! I bet the recipent will love it!


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