Friday, 10 June 2011

Happy Birthday Sara!

Its my SU 'Mum' Sara's birthday today and, breaking with tradition, I managed to remember a couple of weeks ago AND got her card to her in plenty of time.  I am so proud of my self - its normally a mad rush the day before for any birthday cards I need to make!!!

Heres a picture of her card - thankfully, she likes the distressed effect!

I used one of her favourate colours, Baja Breeze for the card blank and ink on the flower.  And as they love to travel, I used the map DSP from the Newsprint set for the flower.

A mat of Newsprint DSP (lined paper) was stamped with the Sanded background stamp and the edges darkened using Soft Suede ink and a sponge dauber.  Then I inked the large image from Notably Ornate in Stazon ink and stamped onto the mat.

Then I used the Texture Wheel with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to heat emboss some texture onto the mat.  Once this cooled I inked the edges more with Early Espresso do give a bit more contrast.

The flower was cut from the Sizzix Fun Flowers die and the edges curled before mounting with dimentinals and a button added to the centre.  The little tags attached to the button are from the Tiny Tags set and punched out with the Medium Jewelery tag punch.

To finish off I stamped the bird from Notably Ornate on the top corner of the mat, punched a thin strip of Very Vanilla card with the Eyelet Border punch, attaching it to the opposite side and then secured the flower.

Well, thats all from me today.  Sorry, but I have to prepare for a large workshop tomorrow in Sheffield in the morning.  But I will bob back to update you with things again soon.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend


  1. Thanks Jan. This is such a stunner of a card. It's beautiful to look at but also to touch, with fantastic texture too. You outdid yourself this time and I'm so glad that it was for my birthday card. Thank you!

    Sara xx

  2. Fab card Jan. Such a gorgeous flower, wish I was better at the distressy stuff! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog - especially on Morgan's card. I'll have to show him all his comments tomorrow, he'll be thrilled :o) Lisa x