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Sunday, 12 February 2012

A special Sarah Kay 50th birthday card

Hi All

The card I have made today came to me as inspiration in the night and I got up early this morning to make it!  I was asked by my workmates to make a special card for us all to sign for one of our friends who turns 50 this month.  I've got a  bit of a vintage/distressed thing going on at the minute and found some lovely K & Co Margo papers that I had forgotten about, the flowered one is really beautiful and glittery - can't think why I haven't used it up already - but I'm glad I hadn't.

I love these Sarah Kay children stamps - I treat myself to 3 a couple of weeks ago and still have a little boy as yet uninked, that I'm looking forward to using and hear tell that there are some new ones out soon - just as well I have a birhtday coming up - I've got a list of crafty things that I absolutely "need". 
But back to the card.  The image is coloured with copics and prismacolor pencils - I love colouring these charaters with their little jeans - they are so well drawn that they almost colour themselves. I distressed the card and papers with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy.  I used Kraft card for matting and  die cut embellishments - I have a stash from a vintage phase I went through a while ago - so at least I don't have to stock up - just as well as paper mill closed.  All the die cut embellishments are from the paper dolls cartridge fom the cricut expression machine, this is such a useful little collection of just all kinds of extras that you can incorporate into a card, all that is except for my favourite Martha Stewart butterflies - I think I'm going to start a wheres wally type of thing for people to spot them on my cards - not that it would be hard! The ribbons are from my carnmeal collection, the pearls from kaisercraft, the gorgeous little screw brads I got from Sam Pooles Creative Studios - I had them in mind for boy/men cards when I bought them but I knew they were just perfect for this little signpost.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges

The ABC challenge - I as in pairs - two screw brads and two butterflies
Paper Pretties - add texture to your card ( texture on embelishments - wood, basket)
Crafters Companion monthly challenge - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Something begining with B - Butterflies and Basket and Bows
CES Challenge Blog - More than 2 layers
Creative Craft Challenges - Bingo - Brown Ribbons Flowers
One stop craft challenge - Hearts, ribbon, flowers
The pretty little ribbon - Anything goes


Debbie said...

Super card and certainly fits in with our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Thanks for sharing. :)


sassy said...

what a fab card love the backing papers...really lovely work hugs sassyx