Sunday, 21 September 2008

Arty Girlz - It's Our Birthday Challenge!

This is actually a commissioned card by Lisa for her friend who will be 40 soon. The brief was to do an 80's theme hence the white shoes, pink legwarmers and citrus colours! Oh, and the recipient loves paper crafting and shopping!

I thought it would fit nicely with the Arty Girlz current challenge:

...create something for a Birthday so could be a card or a gift, even a layout of a birthday ~ anything you like as long as its associated with a birthday

I layered the numbers, after cutting them out with a thin border, which had been printed over the backing paper, onto bright yellow card and used glitter paint around the edges for a bit of bling and definition. The little person is all Sizzix die cuts with some adaptations, plus beads, gems and ribbon for the leg warmers and rah-rah skirt.

  • Backing paper: Funky Hand - Now That's Funky cd
  • Flowers: Prima Esprit
  • Brads: Making Memories brights
  • Ribbons: All from my stash
  • Little Person: All Sizzix die cuts plus my own creations
  • Other Bits: All from my stash


  1. stunning card love the colours bet the recipent loves it.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

  2. Oh this is fabulous!! I love those legwarmers and the scissors cutting paper so creative!


  3. Fab card, so bright and cheerful, and so much detail :)

    Carol x

  4. Thank you thank you thank you - my friend is going to love it - you always amaze me with your creativity!!

  5. what a fun card Ruth and check out those pink leg to think of it i probably had a pair just like them

  6. What a totally clever card and pretty too! Gotta love all of the color and different embellishments. Love the centers of the flowers too!

  7. Hehe!! This is wonderful!! LOVE those big numbers! And the Sizzix girl is very cute! ;o)

    Chris xx

  8. WOW This is a fantastic card!!

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

    Julie xx

  9. the lil lady is adorable! and the scissor cutting card detail is brilliant!

    ~Buffy x x


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