Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Big Five-Oh

Yesterday was my sister-in-law's 50th birthday and I made this card for her. 

I used my new Concord and 9th Happy Day stamp set. I actually ordered this and a few other sets before Christmas and hid them away without taking them out of the mailing envelope. During a quiet period over Christmas, I took them out and used them for the first time. It was like a Christmas present to myself!

 I stamped the cake and then masked it and stamped the sparklers as a background (subtle in the photo, I know!) I coloured in the cake and paper-pieced the flowers and then I added shimmer pen to the flowers. I made a card base out of silver mirror card that I embossed with a flower pattern. The sentiment at the top is 'brand unknown' - the words at the bottom are from the C and 9th set - even using a Misty, they still look a bit 'home-made'!

I'd like to enter:
Double D  birthday
Watercooler  feminine
Seize the Birthday anything goes
Moving along with the times flowers 


16 comments:

  1. Wow, Marina, what a gorgeous 50th Birthday card you've created for your sister-in-law! There is so much to take in! You've added so much detail, from the flower-embossed silver foil layer, to the polka-dot blue layer, and the subtle background of sparklers on the main layer, this card is beautifully crafted. Love the slight shimmer to those pretty, paper-pieced flowers. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week and welcome back for a new year of challenges.

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  2. Love the image of the flowers coming out of the cake, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

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  3. lovely card but as a fifty something I think 50 is the new 30:)

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  4. Such a beautiful card <3 I love the flowers especially

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  5. Beautiful card and stamp..so soft and pretty! I ordered myself a few new things as well, so fun ins't it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  6. Hi, such a beautiful card. Good luck with the MAWTT Challenge. Janice DT MAWTT http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  7. There is nothing wrong with have a little surprise for yourself! (I do it all the time lol) This is precious and she's going to love it! Great job of paper piecing the flowers! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ATG Birthday/Anniversary’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  8. Love the cake image...so pretty!! The paper pieced flowers are beautiful, too, great card!!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful, Marina, and now you've shown me a stamp set I'd love to have, too. A nice treat for after the Christmas rush. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D!

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  10. This is a beautiful card! It’s a lovely image and a fab sentiment. I especially love the embossing on the silver card !!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Flowers Challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xx

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  11. Beautiful card. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "Two year Birthday celebration" challenge. Thanks for joining in to help us celebrate ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

    [aNNie]

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  12. Love you new stamp and that background. And your paper piecing is always such a fine detail.

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  13. What a lovely birthday cake. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthay.

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  14. Thanks for playing along with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Feminine Challenge this week and sharing your beautiful 50th birthday card with us. Your SIL is so lucky to get this card. Love the details, especially the fireworks background you stamped. Great card!

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  15. Such a fun card Marina! I love all your wonderful design elements!Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

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  16. Oh Oh lol That number has been in my rear view window for a few years now lol This is great! I love that cake topped with those beautiful flowers. Spot on coloring too! Thanks so much for playing along and celebrating with us on our 2nd Birthday at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member, Happy Birthday/Anniversary Challenge.

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