Thursday, 9 February 2012

60th Birthday Card

Hello Everyone....had an order just last night for an urgent card....said I'd manage a 'simple' one....don't think I know how to keep it simple....I've cased this one from Debbie Olson with changes. I've used the All Booked Up die from PTI as is the little circle stamp surrounding the cameo. The cameo is from Waltzingmouse but I needed a circle to surround it rather than the oval with the set.
The flowers on the parchment were stamped using Fresh Snow Ink from PTI and the stamp is Waltzingmouse Roses in Bloom. To cover up the way I've adhered the parchment to the card front I've added little punched 'daisies' and a pearl on top.
I made an envelope as well - dp from stash. It is very muted, sorry the envie photo is so bad....that's my poor photography. I've just puched out two circles of pink cardstock, one for top closure and one on the bottom closure to reinforce the dp....then stuck on a circle of velcro in white. I've found that this is the easiest closure...indeed it only needs a little pressure to hold the envie closed and can be opened and closed quite a bit (Research and Development Department of Shikishi assures me of this LOL !!) . I've magnets which I find are much too strong for this kind of closure ( and some of them are hard to get stuck on anything) so I prefer the velcro...and for those of you in the U.K. I got two packets of 70 each of these (1 packet black and one white) for around £5 - they are in Lidl (German store) this week. I thought that wasn't bad value compared with our local haberdashery place so got one of each colour....if you know of better value let me know.
Hereabouts it is wet and miserable - just the day for getting some cards in line is a Christening Card for a little boy called Harry and it needs to be ready for Joyce, get your skates on!!


  1. Beautiful card. All the details are lovely. You may get me motivated yet! I will be moving in a week and can hopeful makes some cards after I unpack.

  2. I know you will be back when the time is right. Hope you are feeling better each day.

  3. I see these lovely cards and think what a great craft...but...I dare not start another hobby .. obsession would take over and I would have to buy everything...

  4. Fabulous card, Joyce - just beautiful.

    Jill x

  5. ah, ah amazingly beautiful card Joyce - great work have never stamped on vellum but what and effective way of using it!! not much vellum in my stash really but one day might fix that - also that is on awesome ribbon such a pretty one!! and you did it so nicely mine would have two dozen creases in it i think! glad you manged to get all things done in the end - and yes I do have days like that too when everything seems to be boiling at once and often they seem to be the days I am not well! God bless Shaz,xx

  6. Oh wow Joyce this card is sooo gorgeous, in my fav colour pink too :) GCF is a card making programme I use btw. ( Greeting card factory)HTH. :) Viv xx