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Thursday, 23 April 2009

Happy Birthday Sarn :)

This very special card was made for a very special friend's birthday today.

I spent ages on it doing the beading and made it in the colouring she likes the best, I REALLY hope she likes it.

I have wanted the Cuttlebug butterflies FOREVER and they were on my wish list of items to purchase from the Glitterpot. I am absolutely delighted with them and can see me using them loads. I added a little Papermania bling to finish it off.

The card uses Clare Curd papers from Papermania. I am loving using these papers  especially the black and white ones.

I used the latest sketch from Jen Del Muro over Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT) for the layout. There are so many intricate layers I felt it would showcase the papers well and allow me to use lots of texture.

The challenge at 365 Cards day 48 was to score a grid on a card using a Score It board as they were sponsoring a week of challenges. Inspired by a technique I had seen on Mel Stampz blog I scored a diamond grid and at each intersection I sewed a black bead. It took a while but the results are worth it I think.

The challenge on the Cuttlebug blog was to utilize numbers in your card. I used my numbers embossing folder (for the first time!) on black card and sanded it down to reveal the white core, thus adding more texture and continuing with the the same colourscheme.

The sentiment is from my stash with a little white gel pen added to define the edges.

Happy Birthday Sarn !!!


Sarn said...

Folks: you gotta see this card in the flesh to appreciate how complex and lovely it is!

Thank you so much for making it mine Mandy xxx

~amy~ said...

What an incredibly gorgeous and thoroughly labor intensive card! Wow!

Julie said...

Yep, happy birthday Sarn. Wonderful card Mandy, hope to see it IRL soon.

Julie said...

Well I've seen it now and it's amazing, such a lot of work and a brilliant result. The photo doesn't do it justice.

Mrs J said...

Thanks for sharing the link to your post for this gorgeous card. I bet your friend absolutley loved it! So much detail, it looks stunning! It must have taken you forever to sew on those beads but they look so effective and I have to say your butterfly looks great too! Thanks again for sharing at
Hugs Mrs Jx