Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Happy 40 Birthday

I made this card for my niece's 40th birthday. I can't believe she's 40 - where have the years gone?

I embossed the swirl frame, trimmed the edges, layered it onto dark red pearlescent card and attached it to the card.  I die cut the sentiment, 40 and butterflies from red card.  The sentiment was attached to the centre of the card and the number in the lower corner.  I attached the butterflies by the centre so I could shape the wings.

To make this card I used:
     7" x 5" white pearlescent card blank
     Crafts-Too 'Happy Birthday', Memory Box 'Classic Numbers' and Tattered Lace 'Mini Butterfly' dies
     X-cut 'Swirls' embossing folder
     Red and white pearlescent card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Take Flight (I have used butterflies)
     Butterfly Challenge - Spin the Butterfly Wheel with R (I have used Raspberry and, of course, butterflies)
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies - January Challenge
     Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Wings

Kath x


Stamps and Paper said...

Another pretty embossed card Kath perfect for your niece


Mrs A. said...

That is one of my favourite sentiments to use but boy is it difficult to die cut. I never manage to get nice clean edges from it. Love the card you have created. Very pretty. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

Back again as just realised you have entered the butterfly challenge using raspberry with your butterfly. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

meg said...

love the red/white combo the die cuts are so striking against the embossed background

Pat said...

I love the red and white so elegant and pretty, and the butterflies and large sentiment work well with the embossed background Kath. A beautiful card. x

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Lovely card. Sue

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card Kath. Love the texture and the colour too. Hugs, Carol

brenda said...

What a strikingly elegant card Kath, great use of colour, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Take Flight' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Linby said...

How effective this card is in just the white and red, beautifully done.
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x

Leslie said...

Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers January "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, HLS Dies Team
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Chrissie said...

This is just SO effective...the monochrome design is really striking!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge!

Neets B said...

Love this monochrome design. I rarely use pearlescent card now but I'd forgotten how great it looks when embossed. Thanks so much for playing along at HLS CAS Challenge, Anita x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kath, such a great sentiment - I love the font.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Eileen said...

Very pretty card, I love the embossed background? Thanks for playing along with the HLS challenge!