Loads of fun creating my cut-files again & this card is for my SIL who has a big birthday to celebrate as you can see. The look I was going for was essentially very elaborate as befits a mile-stone occasion & being predominantly white has just a hint of a heavily iced cake, LOL. Went with touches of gold, again because I wanted to make it 'special' - & you can't beat a bit of the 'Midas touch' can you, to convey decadence?
Where would I be without my Cameo?!? LOL. A layered design (interlocking arches of varying sizes) onto which I have added scalloped edged peel-offs (which is actually the left-over bits from in-between designs but was exactly what I was after) & sandwiched between those card layers are foam pads to add the dimension. The pearl accents are in two sizes & are from MeiFlower.
On the inside of the card (yes more cut-files but that goes without saying now surely, LOL), are two cockatiels, Coco & Smudge, the name of my SIL's avian twosome. (You may just remember me making her a bird-themed card last year as well?) I just had to include this mischievous pair on her card this time around too as they mean so much to her & that is the beauty of making cards for people isn't it - the personalisation which makes them more meaningful. Different cut-files for them from last year's card but they have similarly been coloured with Promarkers to give them the required cockatiel colouration & glue-gel gives them dimension. The sentiment, according to my records, is from Tracy's Cards, so I hope this is correct.
|Box lid design...... &a peek at the liner too.|
However, I couldn't just leave it at that for such a big birthday could I? I just had to include a box for the card which would also give me oodles more space to elaborate on sentiments too - not to mention add an image to colour. All this I added to the box's liner, with the outside of the box reflecting the card hiding away within. Once the card is out of the box, the shaped liner with gold card border, complete with fabulous image from Sassy Cheryl (coloured with Promarkers) and an extra 3 sentiments is revealed. Makes quite a change to have the image hiding away in the box rather than on the card front but I think it still works.
Hope she likes it - & that you do too!
Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Sassy Cheryl - happy birthday
One Crazy Stamper - birthday
Outlawz - Saturday's Paper A La Mode - birthdays
Natalie & Amy's - celebrate
Happy Campers - use a stamp (girl with cupcake from Sassy Cheryl)
Silhouette Challenges - shaped card (using Silhouette)
Country View Crafts - attributable sentiments (verses4cards)
KaboodleDoodles - song or a quote
OLLCB - inspired by a song (what else could it be but "Mandy" - Barry Manilow)
My Craft Spot - 3-d item
Little Red Wagon - layers
Penny's - dies/punches
Use Your Stuff - circles (every single loop of my cut designs started life as a circle I dissected, replicated & welded to another - too many circles to count!!!!)
Tip Top - use at least 2 items with your initials - C= cutting, cockatiels, candle on cupcake
Challenges4Everybody - anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes
Cutie Pie - anything goes.