Tuesday, February 3, 2015

80th Birthday card

I'm sharing a card I made for my mother-in-law for her 80th birthday last week.

I embossed a panel of white cardstock using a Couture Creations Confetti embossing folder. I then inked over the top with gold Delicata ink. The panel (and the sentiment banner) was matted with gold mirri card. The doily was one I had made previously using paper clay and a mold, which was sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer mist. The font was die cut from gold glitter cardstock using a Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix die set (Alphanumeric 3/4" tall).

I'm sure that this set will become a firm favourite as it produced a really nice result and the letters are a great size to use. Just one thing, since there are 125 pieces in this set and I was sure that I will be using "Happy Birthday" again, I separated these dies out from the heap and sealed them in a little baggie so I don't have to hunt through the lot again. I'm also thinking of doing the same for other words that may be used often, especially "love", etc.

I'm glad to report my MIL loved the card. She is a lovely person and I'm so very lucky that she's in my life. She welcomed me from the very first meeting and she's always there with a hug when needed. :) I am blessed.

Anyway, bye for now.



  1. The delicata looks amazing over the embossing! Of course she loved it, it's perfect!

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  3. Loving all that gold, such a pretty sparkly card! Those alpha dies have been on my list for a while now, love how they look!

  4. Your card is so lovely, Janelle! I'm not surprised that your MIL loved it and will cherish it! I'm so glad you got a good one like her! BTW, I loved the Astra chair and the photo of your son that I saw above! Hugs, Darnell


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