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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Happy 60th Birthday

Hello my crafting friends, I'm a little bit late with this post but better late than never right?! 

Today's card I have made for a work Colleague and friend who will be 60 next week, I love the vintage look so went for that kind of theme.

I started with my base card, I found some patterned papers that I had in my stash for quite some time which lead me to the colours Blue & Pink, I cut the papers to size and distressed the edges with some scissors then inked round the edge with relevant colours to the papers Tim Holtz Distress Inks Victorian Velvet & Peacock Feathers. On the Pink paper I stamped the sentiment from Crafters Companion Kimono range in two corners using Black Stazon Ink and matted the Blue paper on top at an angle so you could see the sentiments.

On another piece of patterned paper, this had a lovely wild rose on one edge which I kept and inked round the edge again with Victorian Velvet. I had two sheets of this one so I cut out the leaves from the other sheet and placed them on top of the leaves on this sheet for a bit of dimension.

I had the Tattered Lace Alphabet Bunting Die so I cut out the letters for her name and glued these on top of a thin strip of Blue Ribbon I had in my stash, I then glued this on top of some Rose Blue Ribbon that had that vintage look about it, I bought this ribbon from The Range. I liked the darker ribbon underneath as it showed up the letters of her name better. I placed this diagonally over the top piece of paper and glued it down on the back.
I curled the corner in the top left so I could fit a tag behind and stuck this down with Foam Tape, leaving a gap for the tag. I made a bow out of two pieces of ribbon, one Blue & one Pink and attached this at the bottom right corner above the rose image, on top of this I added three paper roses, one of White, Pink & Blue. I also cut out a Butterfly from one of the papers, added a tiny craft peg as its body and stuck this above the flowers.

 I made a tag out of White card, stamped it with Sheena Douglass Script Stamp then on top of that with one of the bird stamps from Crafters Companion Kimono range, I coloured the bird in with Spectrum Noir Pens Pink & Blue and inked round the edge with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Underneath the bird I added the words 'Happy 60th Birthday', these I had typed up on my PC and cut out and stuck them onto the tag (sorry forgot to take a picture of this!) Through the hole in the top of the tag I added more of the thin blue ribbon and then placed the tag in the slot behind the curled corner of the card.

I painted the peg, edge of Butterfly wings  and edge of the flowers with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear to add a tiny bit of bling and there you have the finished card.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Fab card. Love the way you hid her age on the tag incase she wanted to be discreet about it! Cara x

  2. This is just gorgeous,fab design and

  3. Hi Jacquie
    Reminds me of a Victorian tea party (not that I'm that old but I mean all the trimmings lol!) As Cara said, what a good friend you are being discreet. I've had a batch of 70th cards to do & I've slapped the age in full view lol!
    Have a great long weekend.
    Ang x

  4. Beautiful card Jacquie, so nice to give to your friend.xx

  5. Fabulous shabby chic card. Hugs Jennifer x

  6. This is wonderful Jacquie!! I just popped my head in to say howdy. I'm playing some catch up after my week off with Mum, I hope you had a great week last week! hugs my friend :)

  7. This is gorgeous Jacquie, lots of lovely details and great vintage design.

  8. Hi Jacquie,
    what a very super designed card.
    Great items used on this delightful card.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.


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