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Sunday, 21 September 2014

A birthday card...

...for an 80th Birthday.

I was asked by a colleague to make an 80th birthday card for her Dad - the remit was very sketchy..."He does a bit of gardening"...

I struggled to come up with something but in the end went with an easel card made to look like a garden shed...
...the shed was made from a sheet of Carta Bella PP from their "Sew Lovely" range - Woodgrain. This PP was the perfect weight and had a lovely texture to it that made the woodgrain seem very real.
Most of the other items on the card come from the Craftwork Cards "Potting Shed" range...
 ...the dotty PP with the thistles in the corners was used on the base. Card Candi added colour & texture in the corners and was added to a cluster of mini rosettes to create a hanging basket...
 ...the greenery was added by hand using a Distress Marker. The wheelbarrow...
was die cut decoupage and was luckily the right size.

All the sentiment panels came from the Potting Shed paper pack and the '80' was actually silver peel-offs coloured with a copper coloured Sharpie pen (why is it you never have the right colour for things like this?).

To be honest, I wasn't sure about the finished card - after all, 80 is a pretty big deal for a birthday. However, my colleague loved it and so did her family and as the party was yesterday there is no problem sharing it now.

Do you have problems coming up with ideas when the remit is vague?.........................................

9 comments:

Redanne said...

I think between you and Kath I have been converted to that Potting Shed paper pad..... I love the woodgrain element too, it looks so realistic. This is a gorgeous card Toni! Anne x

Sandra said...

Oh you did a fabulous job, it looks great

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love the hanging basket. I think you did a perfect job. I sometimes get very specific requests and that can be harder than vague x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous. I hate making card to order, always worry its not good enough.
luv
Debby

sue jones said...

Just love it!!

jill said...

A lovely 80th birthday card & so much nicer then a shop brought one .

Virginia said...

Toni I struggle doing cards generally hun, and yours are always gorgeous!

aussie aNNie said...

Adorably gorgeous image, lush colours and love your added beauties...enjoy your weekend, what's left of it.xxx

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Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous!! no doubt he LOVES it!!!hugs Lynn