Friday 22 August 2008

Inspiration Just At The Right Time!

Sometimes I really have to think about what to do when I've been asked to make a special Birthday card. This was no exception! And I did a lot of thinking!

However, inspiration came from of Kath's card! I'd been told that the recipient likes flowers, so I made a template for a largish flower, cut it from slightly patterned thick paper and then two from vellum. The edges of the black layers were inked with silver and then feathered. The vellum layers were inked with pink, with the top layer cut into individual petals.

Both bows were tied using my little wooden bow maker, with the one on the flower using the wide fuchsia pink satin ribbon and two strands of thin black satin ribbon. And I made the hat pin myself!!

The lacy strip was sent to me by Kath and I added a few gems plus the ones on the sentiment.

Happy Birthday Hayley's Grandma! And Thank You Kath!
  • Backing paper: Dovecraft Charcoal Prints 6x6 paper; transparent vellum
  • Ribbon: From my stash (and no doubt originated from Blackburn market!)
  • Embellishments: Hat pin made by me!
  • Sentiment: Computer generated


  1. I bet the lucky person who got this card was very chuffed. It's lovely. Plus it's so nice to get a custom handmade card.

    Steve :-)

  2. gorgeous, love the hat pin

  3. Your hat pin is so nice! What a good idea. Can you knit hat pins one wonders.......

  4. You are very welcome and what a gorgeous card - like the little touch with the hat pin - so elegant


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