Thursday, November 18, 2010

Birthday in pink

Good Thursday to you!
My card today (commissioned) is for the elderly mother of a friend. His request was for "something very special" for his mum so, inspired by Lisa Jane's beautiful card, I decided to start with a different size, shape and layout of card, and continue with soft pastel colours and very feminine embellishments. And here's the result, I hope you like it.

The base cardstock is grey, a colour I would not use normally, but I thought it worked very well with the rich backing paper with soft pink tones - from The Luxury Stack, DCWV, distressed and matted in white card; the card is 21x14cm so much bigger than your average card; for the main die cut label in the centre, Nestabilities, I used a pearlized grey card, which I embossed and matted in white card too; the flower, handmade, has several layers of different papers with a mother-of-pearl button in the centre; the circle die cut is matted with grey card; the sentiment was created in Word; the corners are Fiskars punches; pink card candy and pink organza ribbon from my own stash.


My card enters the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Very Girlie
Crafty Emma's Store Challenge - Think Pink 
Stampin' Royalty - Patterned paper
Little Paper Shop- Die cuts
Critter Sketch - Texture
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Distressing
Take Time for you -Pink
Sarah Hurley - Embossing
Simon Says - Sparkle

16 comments:

Doreen said...

This is stunning Neus, I love the embossing and your flower is just right for the card. Beautiful.xxx

Wendy Colledge said...

Gorgeous Card Neusy! I love the soft colours and it is soooo elegant. His Mum is one lucky lady! xx

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

This is a lovely card. Great layout and papers. The Challenge over at Take Time for You was black-white-pink but I think it is all right with grey. Thank you for joining us.

Hugs, Natascha

Lisa Jane said...

Thank you for the kind words about my card Neusy.. i love your card . The embossing is fabulous and the flower gorgeous
Lisa ;)

Clare Brown said...

stunning card and your embossing is perfect.Thankyou for entering my challenge this week at Sarah Hurley Challenges and hope you can join us next time.

hugs Clare x

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card and lovely colours. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge
Clairex

Patsi said...

Beautiful card, I love the different shapes and colours and the texture added by the embossing.

Thank you for joining us at Sara Hurley this week.

Patsi
xx

...just Peggy said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.

...just Barbara said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along in the Lollipop Crafts Challenge! :D

Meilani Z. Smith said...

I love the elegant pattern on this card. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Colleen said...

Very pretty - love the colors too! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

Mary J said...

Wow, I love the very subtle colours - amazing!

marsha said...

Beautiful! Love your colors. Thanks for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
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Faye said...

This is so, so pretty, I love the flower, it's super! xxx

Jane said...

Beautiful card! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x