I have made this card & matching box for a friend. I went for a rather feminine-feel with subtle pinks & greens and you can surely not go too far wrong with a big bouquet of flowers on a birthday & this is exactly what this gorgeous Mo Manning image is bringing. Coloured with Promarkers, I popped a scalloped-edged mat behind the image layering it all up with coordinating papers to which I have distressed the edges to give me tiny ruffles along with some paper-piercing & hand-drawn stitch-lines.
Other than the scalloped mat, you will spot more evidence that my Cameo has been in action again with the named tag, set of 3 different flowers & leaves and the wide lace-look border I had created myself. There is also a fairly subtle reminder as to her age to the edge of one of the mats - though I know she doesn't need reminding or would necessarily thank me for it! LOL. I can't remember where the ribbon was from but it tones in nicely & has a great sparkle to it which I think is echoed with the additional gems.
On the inside I used two more of my borders along with matching paper/card but kept it all relatively simple to keep it nice & flat. The central circular sentiment was from.Sentiments4You.
|Box with insert|
|Card safe & sound in it's matching box.|
As this is a special (...& let me whisper it...."big"...) birthday, I just had to make a box to go with it. Again, a simpler design for the top, though with enough dimension courtesy of the few layers of card to require some foam pad support along the horizontal mat's ends. I added her name to the front in a welded rectangle rather than the individual cut letters as on the tag. I then decorated the box liner with additional verses & a birthday cake image (with loads & loads of candles.....LOL), to finish it off.
Mo's Digital (Bella & Bronte's) - 'F' is for ....friend & flowers
Dream Valley - make your own flowers or embellishments
That Craft Place - flowers
Crafting For All Seasons - make it girly
Scrappers Delight - die-cuts/punches (digi cutter)
Sentimental Sunday - all things digital (paper, image & cutter)
ABC - Q is for quite a few (layers)
Gem of a Challenge - lots of layers
360 Cards #185 - overlapping elements
Red Carpet - 3-d
Stamping for the Weekend - photo insp. pink & green
Creative Craft - stitching, real or faux
Clear It Out - make someone's day plus something sparkly from stash (sparkly ribbon & gems)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - birthday
Emerald Faeries - birthday
Incy Wincy - summer lovin'
Melonheadz - summer
Jellypark - celebrate summer
Corrosive - summertime
Crafty Catz - child's play (either featuring a child or for a child)
Allsorts - favourite thing (silhouette cameo, promarkers, layering)
Colour Me Creative (must colour)- anything goes (optional twist - animals)
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes (using scripture or word art)
Inky Chicks - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes.