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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Commissioned Birthday Card

A customer asked me to make her a girly birthday card with lilac/purple/pink.  Well the girly bit was more difficult but as purple/lilac are my favourite colours I got stuck in.  I decided to use a Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis image called "Tell me something".  She's standing there holding a little bird and talking to him.  I have coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and then I tore the edges, distressed it a bit more and then highlighted the edge with a purple Versamagic chlak ink pad.  The image is mounted on a tag that I made myself using alcohol inks and then I stamped the U-mount crackle stamp over it and put on Tim Holtz's black distress powder.  I still find this difficult to know when it's finished but this time after I let it cool down and then rubbed away the excess it looked better than my last attempt.  More practice needed I think!!!  The mounts for the card are some silver mirri card, some purple backing paper scrap and then a scrap of purple vellum.  The card is finished off with some lace around the front of the card, a thinner lace instead of ribbon on the tag, some brads to hold the vellum on and a peel-off.

This card fits the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' - Things with wings
Practical Scrappers - Embossing
Incy Wincy - Distress it
Party Time Tuesday - Anything goes birthday
Papertake Weekly - In the garden
For Fun Challenge - No die-cuts and the main image you must have coloured yourself
Gingersnap Creations - Markers
CAS-tastic - Use any 3 of the following:  (1) stamped/digi image (2) inked edges (3) Masking (4) paper piercing (5) lace (6) embossing - I've managed to use 4 out 6 on this card ie (1), (2), (5) and (6)
Rainbow Lady's - Lavender and lace
Meljen's Designs - Long or tall card.


Mary Ski said...

Lovely card. Purrfect shades of the indicated colors. Your client should love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges

CraftinGranny said...

Great card Kym. Those are also my fav colors to work with and the way you have distressed the edge are super.
Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
"Hugs" Carol

Dianna said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

Dianna said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

Tanya Rudd said...

Such a pretty birthday card, thank you for embossing and for playing with Practical Scrappers this week.

Helen Dooley said...

Thanks for playing along on For Fun! Pretty card.

Heather "Hev" said...

Beautiful - they will be so happy with receiving this :)

Thank you for joining us this week over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

Have a wonderful week
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Paige said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

Claire said...

Beautiful card Kym, gorgeous colours!!! I'm sure the lucky recipient will love it
Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week
Claire xx

Carrie said...

what a lovely card.. love the colours and the image xx

thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Kym. Love the colours and image. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenge this week.
Amelia x

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely card Kym as always. Thanks for sharing this week Love Cynthia x

Deb Neerman said...

Just beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple(CAS), "S.I.M.P.L.E." challenge!

Anna said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Karen B. said...

What a pretty card! The purple color is divine.

Kristie said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing along with my Party Time Tuesdays challenge!

Lisa said...

Very soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges.

Lisa said...

Such lovely colors! Thanks for playing with MelJen's this week:)

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! Such sweet, soothing colors!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Tall/Long challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love this shade of purple. Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs “Long or Tall card” challenge.