For a while now, I've been working on a a 50th birthday card for my youngest stepdaughter who has been battling cancer for several years now and I wanted it to be VERY special....just as she is!!! This is what I've came up with and she loves it!
Here is a close-up of the "50", which was done using the "CentSchbook BT" font. For the "looks good", I used the "CAC Lasko Even Weight" font and for "on you!" I used the "KG Second Chance" font and a Silhouette "Silver" sketch pen and all of these fonts can be downloaded for free online....just "google" them! The flowers I used are from the Bridal Dept. at Michael's...I just used a flower sculpting tool to shape them, then enhanced them with a "Silver" Wink of Stella and added pearls to the centers. I also used my Anna Griffin "Poppy" embossing folder, some Spellbinders Nestabilities and my Martha Stewart "Rose Leaf" and "Branch" punches that I brushed with my "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker.
I made this card into a pop-up and here is a photo of the inside.For the label at the top that says "so, kick up....", I used one of the labels from the "Labels Set of 4" which is a freebie cutting file from Bird's Cards...if you've never been to her site, you really need to go check it out!!! The font I used is the "KG Second Chance". For the "HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY JANICE!", I used some parts from a Silhouette file called "Happy Birthday Bunting" by Jennifer Wambach [Design ID #15364] and the "Calibri" font. Now that one was a job as I used silver thread to "hang" the banners...but Janice is so worth it! Now, for the absolutely adorable shoes and bag, I used another Silhouette file. "Shoe and Purse" by Sarah Bailey [Design ID #8799] which I cut out of Hot Off the Press suede papers and some silver mirror paper for the top of the purse!
Here is a close-up of the shoes and purse.
I always put a "signature label" on the back of my cards and personally sign them and I used another Silhouette file called "Decorative Artisan" by Snapdragon Snippets [Design ID #16056] to make that personal label that I signed. I used the "Alex Brush" font on it. Here is a photo of it.
And now, last but not least, here is a photo of the box that I made to house the card as it was way too thick for an envelope. I used an old Cuttlebug corner die to cut some corners and I cut an oval on my Cameo and embossed it with my "Poppy" embossing folder to go around the oval on the front. I just used a piece of acetate for the oval window.
This card was a lot of work but also a lot of fun to make and our Janice is well worth it! Please keep her in your prayers. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Finished Card Size: A7 (5"x7")
Papers: Recollections "Ivory" 110 lb., DCWV "Glitter Papers", Hot Off the Press "Smoke Suede" & "Black Suede", My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus" blue/brown stripe #WA2020
Tools: Silhouette "Cameo", Spellbinders "Grand Calibur"
Accessories: Gardner "Brides Flowers", Recollections "Pearls", "Silver" & "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities "Petite Ovals LG", Martha Stewart "Rose Leaf" & "Branch" punches, Anna Griffin "Poppy" embossing folder