Friday 22 April 2016

an 80th birthday with g45

Hello crafters. Time is really flying. Today I'm back again with another post for the Fussy and Fancy challenge.
I am quite excited to be hosting this challenge and for the theme I chose female birthdays.
This challenge is being sponsored by Sweet Lilac flowers. They do have some fab blooms in their shop so be sure to pay them a visit.

I chose the theme as I had several female cards to make and so I thought I'd kill 2 birds with one stone and all that....
So this is the card I made for my aunt's 80th birthday.

I started with a piece of white card which I die cut with a Sue Wilson ivy trellis die. I also die cut several ivy pieces also by Sue Wilson. I coloured these with distress inks.

Next I turned my attention to the lovely piece of g45 paper from botanical tea. I covered it with stick it double sided adhesive and covered it with micro beads to add some texture to the background. I mounted it behind the trellis using foam pads.
I matted it on 2 shades of green.

I stamped the sentiment from Creative Expressions in black archival ink and cut it out in a banner shape. I matted it on green and went round the edge with Cosmic shimmer dries clear glue and added iced diamond to it.

I mounted it all as shown and added a triple bow in green seam binding and a double bow of pink twine. I fussy cut 3 flowers from some left over pieces of paper and added them to bow.
The final touch was the addition of the green gems.
So there you have it. My aunt loved it, i hope you like it too, Theresa xx

If you need further inspiration for this challenge then hop onto the blog to see all the lovely cards created by my team mates.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Word art Wednesday - anything goes


  1. Morning Theresa, this is such a beautiful card, with so many layers and so much pretty detail. Perfect for a special Birthday. Brilliant inspiration for the Fussy and Fancy Challenge, enjoy your time hosting it....hugs...xx

    1. thanks Jo. and a card with minimal stamping..... not my usual. hugs xx

  2. Stunning card Theresa. Love all the layers, beautiful flowers and that, so pretty. hugs, xx

  3. A gorgeous card for an 80th birthday Theresa, and I love the lattice with that pretty microbead covered paper showing through and the beautiful flowers and ivy trailing with that pretty ribbon and twine. Your aunt will have adored this! x

    1. i hope she did and then green is her favourite colour. thanks xx

  4. This is stunning, Theresa. I absolutely love the soft, sweet and subtle touches to this wonderful card. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It's a blessing, and I appreciate it SO very much. I hope that you stop by again soon. I just LOVE seeing your cards.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Thank you for lining up at WAW this week -stunning creation - love the cut background - blessings Gail DT

  6. Wow! This is absolutely pretty! Love all the texture and window and layers. Everything about your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Make it Girlie challenge
    Gayatri xx