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Friday, 27 January 2012

Birthday Card and Box

I made this card for a lady's 65th birthday.  The CD I bought with some Christmas money and is the Debbi Moore Splendour of Regency.  It is a 3CD set and has some absolutely fabulous images on there to use.  I did a concertina card with 3 A5 sides on each side and used 4 of the same decoupage images in 4 different colours.  For the front of the card I used another of the toppers.  The flowers were die-cut from a book and distressed with various Tim Holtz distressing inks to match the papers ie Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose, Forest Moss and Antique Linen.  All have matching brad centres.  I have used ribbon off the topper sheets, a Craftwork cards sentiment and verse on the computer to finish off the card.

For the box I did print off an A4 one from the CD but as I had made the card A5 concertina it wouldn't fit in so I had to make my box with the Crafter's Companion Boxer board.  It took me two attempts as no matter how hard I try it is very difficult to use this board independently from the Ultimate Pro.  I only bought my Ultimate a few months before the Ultimate Pro came out and as my funds are very limited as I make all my cards to sell solely to raise funds for different charities I just can't go out and buy the Ultimate Pro.  If anyone has any tips to get it fitting better without using the Ultimate Pro please let me know.  I know I am not alone as I have seen many threads on the web.  I push the card right to the edge but for some reason it doesn't always fit together when glued.  For the box I printed off some backing paper, a box off the CD which I then cut up for the main image, made some more matching flowers and added a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I am entering this card and box into the following challenges.

Crafty Emma - Anything but a card - I am entering the box I have made
Mark's Finest papers - Birthday card
Incy Wincy - Anything but a card - I am entering the box I have made
The Crazy Challenge - Vintage
My Mum's Craft Shop - Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - Blooming marvellous
Hotshot Crafts - Flowers
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Prairie Fairy Friday - Anything but a card
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything goes


Barbara Colbert said...

What a beautiful card you put together. Excellent and I'm sure it will be loved! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is very spectacular and so much work has gone into it. I love the lady image, she is just Victorian classic beauty! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Moving Along With The Times :) GDT-MAWTT

craftymum said...

A lovely card. Thank you for entering it into Hotshot Crafts challenge

hugs Sarah x

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Designing with Debbie said...

Beautifully elegant card. Great work. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Kym! so many wonderful images and details! I love the flowers - so pretty, and the inks that you've used are beautiful !!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

ang said...

lovely card and box
I have the ultimate and the pro but not the boxer board, have you tried just using the box board that is on the inside of the ultimate I use a4 card and lines 2 for the base and lines 2 and 4 for the lid the line 4 makes a shape you can cut out for a apperture angxx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Kym this is gorgeous! that cd looks fabulous so many beautiful images - I need to check that out!
Thank you for joining in at MAWTT for Lisa's 'Bloomin Marvellous' challenge and hope to see you again soon
Hugs Laurie x

Kelly said...

Lovely!! I got the Ultimate pro and boards for Christmas but haven't got round to playing with it yet! Thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week x

Carly said...

Wow this is lovely!

Thankyou so much for sharing it with us at Stamping With The Dragon - Anything Goes. xoxoxo Carly

Pami said...

Wow, this is amazing Kym, love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x