Sunday, January 25, 2009

40th Birthday Card

Today is a friend's 40th birthday! and I made a card! Well me being me, it is a card with a difference! She didn't want any presents, so I incorporated the pressie into the card. Often I will go out of the house to wander down our small town to get inspiration, and think! So, I had a wander and went to a couple of shops to try to find inspiration. I visited one of my favourite shops Heselden Hats , where Teresa, the owner sells hats amongst fabulous finds! I often come away with a carrier bag full of great stuff. Yesterday was no exception. A FREE bag of little handmade envelopes, some handmade paper envelopes, and a bag full of broken jewellery bits! All for £1.50! Heaven!
So did I get inspiration...? no, but I did get an idea, and I made a Black and White card using Grungeboard Numerals, Thickers letters and a piece of Stampbord!
I used black and white Papers for the background ( don't ask me who as I have no idea!) , and I used Snow Cap dabber on the Grungeboard, and then swiped Archival Black ink over them, and the thickers letters too! For the stampbord, I ultra-thicked it in white , and then using black stazon, inked the girls into it while the Utee was still hot. You get the faces in relief. One of my favourite techniques. I actually added a brooch back to the Stampbord, and attached the brooch through 2 large holes onto the front of the card.
Voila!

15 comments:

crafty creations said...

Jennie it's absolutely stunning - sure your friend will love it - and - lucky you picking up all those bits for just £1.50

x Hilda

CraftyCarol said...

Beautiful card I'm sure your friend will love it. Sounds like you had a lovely time and came home with some fab little treasures. x

Ellen said...

oh I love that stampbord piece it's stunning.
the whole card is like a present.

June said...

Flippin eck Jennie thats gorjussssss
Love this its a stunner indeed.
thanks for always being so inspiring
Hugs June x

Lottie said...

Oh to be 40 again and to receive such a fabulous card and brooch - I am sure she will treasure them both.

Lucky you with your bounty of goodies. I got to charity shops to try and find broken jewellrey - they don't save it anymore and they seem to charge as much as shops do now for 'tat' bits.

I live in hope of finding some useful bits though

Dream With the Fishes said...

What a fab little shop! Now that's what I call a score, coming away with a stash of goodies for next to nothing. Even the 2nd-hand stores in my neighborhood charge way too much for stuff. GREAT CARD! Very celebratory and festive. Reminds me of old world Venice Carnivale. Love the brooch, too!

Pinklilac said...

This is stunning Jennie and your friend is going to love it. Sounds like you had a good day and all those treasures you came home with great.
Hugs Linda

Jenni Hamilton said...

Gorgeous Jennie, your friend must lave loved this!
Jenni x

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Jennie, especially the brooch idea! Your new piccie is great too,

Lucy

Hels said...

Gorgeous card Jennie, love those papers, they are from the Black Market Paper Co....you see, I have a fab memory LOL x

Juanita said...

An award for you on my blog

craftytrog said...

Truly beautiful, and I love the stampbord brooch Jennie!

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh Lucky lucky friend! This is fab jennie!

Calv said...

Wow Jennie, for something with little colour, that is gorgeous! I love the stampboard, i'd be well chuffed with a card like this...in many years to come of course. ;)

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow, this is stunning. Kim