Sunday, 11 December 2011

CFC #31 - Special Birthday Card

I haven't been here for soooo long! It feels good to be back.

I had to make a special card so searched out my favourite challenges for inspiration.  This one's from CAS-ual Friday CFC31 - use a misting technique.  It's an easel card with the happy birthday actually inside the card.  The front is fairly simple and misted with a home-made glimmer mist using water and perfect pearls. Shimmery card is hard to photograph - as many of you know - so I tried to a few angles and hopefully, this one captures it well enough.

As an easel card, I had to also decorate the inside a little.  In fact, this is a little desk calendar so my friend will get my well wishes every day of the year. Pretty cool huh?

All products except the calendar and Perfect Pearls are from Stampin Up

cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive (love this combo very much)
inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Versamark
stamps: Baroque Motifs, Cottage Garden, Bliss (on butterfly), Bring on the cake
punch: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
SU die/folder: Beautiful Butterflies. Manhattan flower
embossing powder: clear, white
embellies: pearls, buttons

Phew! That's a lot of products.  Still, I think the card is still fairly clean and simple.  And the misted shimmer lifts it up ever so slightly. What do you think?