Thursday, September 16, 2010

Easel birthday card

Last night my neighbour and her mum asked me to make a couple of cards for them, a last minute job since they needed the cards for this evening (but I kind of like challenges, it pushes my limits and usually gets the best out of me :-))
Both cards were to be for the same lady, a relative of theirs who is turning 40, but mother and daughter wanted different styles. The mother preferred a more classic look and a more intimate message. And here's the result, from the mother to her cousin.
(Since this easel card is bigger than your average square card, I had to make the envelope too. I chose green cardstock which matches with the paper and contrasts with the pink that dominates the card.)
The beautiful butterflies paper is from the Summer Bloom collection, Docrafts; I also added small punched butterflies; Dahlia Nestabilites; Nellie's oval die; pink gems, ribbon, flower and button from my own stash; the sentiments were created and printed in Word.

I would like my easel card to enter:
Everybody-art-challenge: Other cardform
Crafts and Me - Easels
Flutter by Wednesday - Buttons and Butterflies
Cute Card Thursday - bird or Butterfly
Our Creative Corner - Fun with Folds

It's been a busy day craft-wise, so I am off to read and bed with a cuppa soon. I will try and post the second birthday card of this order (the funky one :-)) tomorrow.

Good night!


Lisa Jane said...

An elegant easel . I love the butterfly DP
Lisa ;)

snehal watwe welde said...

I love the easel and the personalised sentiment ...and ofcourse the beautiful paper...Heck I love everything about the card ...great and inspirational job.
P.S.Thanks for your constant feedback...I would not have been able to fix the problem otherwise because I could see the blog clearly.

Julie said...

Beautiful card. I love the butterfly paper. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.


Danni said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great colour scheme! Your card is stunning and has all the perfect details

Anonymous said...

Wow! wOw! woW! Absolutely stunning!

Nancy said...

Absolutely beautiful, and I love the personalization!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

Annie said...

a beautiful card! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT.
hugs, annie x

crafty amy said...

This is great your neighbour must have loved it! I wish I could do that well last minute :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

Amy xx