Saturday, 28 January 2012

Happy Birthday Mum - 2nd Post of the day

For my second post of the day is the birthday card I made for my mum, Happy Birthday mum, earlier in the week, but as it wasn't her birthday until yesterday so I couldn't post it until now. My inspiration for her card is her love of teddy bears and she is an avid collector. The main image is Aloysius - Happy birthday from Indigoblu which I have stamped in versafine and coloured with distress inks.

I have touched up his nose and eyes with a black embossing pen and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to make them stand out and the edges of the die colouredwith vintage photo DI.

The card has been made using Kanban card distressed with vintage photo DI and die cut with spellbinders nestabilities with the main image recessed in the die cuts. The embellishments, Bollinger label, again stamp from indigo blue and I have gilded it using their amazing Flitter glu, the only product that I have had great success gilding with and trust me I have tried them all.......... The car is a Marianne Design die which I have cut and embossed in black matt card, dabbed with versamark and brushed with gold mica powder.

the Happy Birthday is also done with gilding flakes, I cannot tell you enough how good Flitter Glu is.
And finally finished off with gold organza ribbon which makes this card eligable for me to enter it into
this weeks challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 170  anything with ribbon.

see you soon
Amanda X


  1. What a gorgeous card (congrats with your mums birthday!) the crochet flowers..

    greetings, Alie :-)

  2. Hi Allie,sadly I didn't make them, but when my mum saw them she said they are easy to make and is going to show me, don't know if i will master it though X

  3. Thanks for joining our "Ribbon" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  5. This is awesome! What a great birthday card Amanda!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  6. Another fabulous make and loving all the extra embellies on it
    x catherine

  7. Hi Amanda,
    This looks lovely. Cute image & those papers are fab. Love the embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
    Andie xx


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