I started off with a Distress Inked background - in fact I made two so I could cut the flowers and words out of the same coloured card - I can't remember the colours, sorry! The flowers are cut using Cheery Lynn Crysanthemum Strip Die layering two flowers for each one. The forty was cut with a very old number set, I think its by Cuttlebug but not sure. The corner panels are cut using Tim Holtz Sizzix die from the Mixed Media Thinlets set. I used a couple of different word stamp sets to make the sentiment and cut them out edging them with black alcohol marker then added some little pearls for the flower centres. I glued the 40 to a circle of black card then glued it to the top flower. Before I glued anything down, I had stamped a couple of swirls from Creative Expressions Create a Swirl in Versafine and embossed with clear powder - the flowers are arranged on these for more interest to the background. This was for a friend of mine for her special birthday - I was really pleased how it turned out!
I would like to enter the following the challenges:
Allsorts - Add name or number.
That's Crafty - Only Cards.
CAS-ual Fridays - Friendship.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Try It On A Tuesday - In My Garden
Thank you again for visiting me, have a fab weekend - I will - its my 60th Birthday tomorrow (19th) Yay! I love my big birthdays! Take care. xxx