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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Birthday card for MIL

 I'm so lucky as my MIL is one of my best friends so I hope she likes this card. I have had a terrible job scanning this card, because of the mirri card I think.

My MIL loves peacocks so when I saw this weeks challenge on Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog was to create a fan, I had to use the gorgeous fan strut stamp from Elusive images for this card. I stamped the fan strut 5 times on to parchment with white EP, added aquamarine ink on the reverse to give a hint of colour. It looked a little harsh so I rubbed some versafine sepia ink over the front to tone it down and embellished the fan with some fb gems and attatched the struts together with a pearl brad.
The satin bp and gorgeous vintage lady image are from Joanna Sheen's Fashion boutique cd and were left from another project. The bp wasn't quite big enough for the 8x8 card so I added astrip of gold mirri card which I embossed with straight lines and some organza ribbon. The little perfume bottles are also from Joanna Sheen, I stamped them on to acetate with versamark and embossed with gold detail EP. Once I'd cut them out I used alcohol inks in stream, butterscotch and ginger on the reverse to make them look like they had perfume in. I stuck them on with tiny dots of silicone behind the embossing - hope they stay on lol. To finish off the card I coloured some tiny pearls with marine promarker.
This card is also for the following challenges:
Gingersnap Creations: GC44 Random Redhead Challenge - Birthday Greetings (Gingersnaps are also celebrating their first birthday so Happy Birthday to them too. Gingersnaps have some fab blog candy up for grabs, have a look here
Daring cardmakers challenge which is aquamarine
and Alphabet Challenge which is 'S is for stamping'
Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Claire that is stunning, you have one very lucky MIL.

    Jenny x

  2. what can I say other than stunning and fabulous Claire. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

  3. Beautiful - the aquamarine looks wonderful with the sepia tones. Thanks for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers

  4. Oh this is gorgeous Claire, perfect for your MIL.

  5. What a beautiful card Claire, love the colour and all the little details. Many thanks for joining in with us over on the Alphabet challenge this week :)

  6. What a stunning card Claire.the image is

  7. This is really stunning and I am sure your M.I.L. will love it. Cathy xxxxx

  8. Beautiful card Claire! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  9. wow totally stunning - came over from Jenny's blog as she mentioned you had been her inspiration. Fabulous.

    I can feel a fan card coming on myself now. Just gorgeous work.
    Ann xxx

  10. Beautiful! Love your peacock fan! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Birthday Greeting Challenge!

  11. Super card, Claire. Your MIL is a very lucky lady!

    Janet xx

  12. OH I love your card, the fan is so effective.


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