Thursday, 13 September 2012

Shaped card

I have a friend with a 50th birthday imminent so when I saw that this week's Charisma Cardz challenge was for shaped cards I knew just what I wanted to make :o)
I printed the 50 backwards onto the reverse of my patterned paper - Cafe Mediterranean from DCWV - then cut the numbers out, I then stuck them onto more patterned paper which in turn was stuck onto my cardstock. I then cut around the top of the numbers to leave a narrow border of the background colour, I used a third sheet of the backing paper to die cut the scalloped circle for the sentiment, and swirls to which I then added black velvety flowers from MeiFlower. Tuesday Throwdown challenge asks for you to incorporate a gem so I hope my jewelled brad counts, alphabet beads were ideal to add my friend's name to the card - let's hope she likes it!


Challenges I'm entering:
Celebrate the Occasion - Shaped card 
Tuesday Throwdown - You're A Gem - incorporate gems 
Make it Monday - Always anything goes 
Paper Pretties - Birthday Card 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Shaped cards  
Creative Inspirations Paint - Birthday
Sisterhood of Crafters  - No stamps 


19 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is awesome! The recipient is going to LOVE IT!! Very unique and very well done!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘NO STAMPS ALLOWED’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Scrappycath said...

A great personalized card. Saw this on Make it Monday!

Cazro said...

Fabulous card, saw it on Charisma Cardz such a neat idea. Love it. Caz

Dina said...

wauh what a nice card thanks for joining us at stamp & fun = creativity

Holly said...

This is wonderful Jenni! What a way to make turning 50 easier and more fun! I love how you used the beads to spell her name. Very creative!

Adrian said...

Very nice, thanks for playng @ CTO!

Lisa S. said...

A lot of steps that turned into a fab card. Your card will definitely make turning the big "50" a lot easier. :-) Thanks for joining us this week at Make It Monday. Hugs

Davi said...

What a totally delightful card!! All the fun elements make 50 a pleasure :) Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful birthday card. Very unique and creative. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

BugBites said...

wow- this is great. TFS with us at CTO this week.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.
I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…
Hugs,
Julia

Esther said...

Very cute!
Don't mind announcing you're fifty if it's done this cute :)
Thanks for joining CTO this week!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love your bright & fun colors and that the top is shape, really great birthday card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Getting in Shape" Challenge :)

Kim said...

I love the different look of your birthday card. It's very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Tonya said...

Great birthday card! Love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Berni Cuttino said...

Wonderfully design, fun and delightful, sweet card. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look foward to seeing you next week. Hugs
Berni,DT

TannyP said...

What a beauty :) Such a special card - that recipient will love it. Thanks for playing along with our No Stamps Allowed Challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

scrappymo! said...

What a great idea to cut the 50 out. Thank you for the step by step of how you can do this.

How did you print the sentiment "happy birthday"? I know there is a way to do it in Word...could you share that too?

Micki said...

Awesome 50th card. Wonderful idea and I might have to use it :-). Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our "No Stamps Allowed" challenge.