Friday, January 15, 2010

The 50th Card For My Daughter To Give!


Last weekend we had my daughter's boyfriend's family over for a BBQ. Apart from having a lovely time getting to know each other I also managed to get an insight into what sort of card Matt's mum would like for her 50th - I made THIS one for Matt to give her but still had to make one for my daughter to give. Robyn seemed to prefer to simpler ones and loved the Father's Day one I made HERE - so this CASE of Norma's idea was the perfect choice - and it was the one my daughter chose too! I've used this idea twice before to make 40th cards - but guess my friends are ageing with me and the 50th's are starting - LOL.

The DP is Basic Grey while the main flower is layered using Kaisercraft flowers. The 50th was computer generated and then printed onto SU's Elegant Eggplant CS. After cutting them out I clear embossed them twice to give them some glass like shine. Unfortunately I had been using white embossing powder the day before and several flecks found their way onto the top layer - aaaaaaagh. What to do - reprint the numbers and start again - or make a positive out of a negative???? I ended up sprinkling on some extra white EP and heat setting it to see how it looked - and as both Sarah and I thought it looked more interesting this way I kept them! I did learn not to hold the heat gun at an angle as the white flecks slid sideways as the clear EP melted - see the top of the "5". Never mind - these are one off numbers - LOL.

I've been busy working on Sarah's debutante album - it's only taken me 18 months to get started as I'm really not a scrapbooker - but I DID promise her one and now it's taken over my work space!!! I'll share some pages with you soon....

xXx

18 comments:

Leigh said...

Great card Debbie. I love the floral arrangement and also the way you made a positive out of a negative.

Merry said...

I love this...how clever to have Tilda sitting in the zero

Debra James said...

This is one card I will locking away for future use, Deb. What a Great card- the papers, Tilda,Flowers, spot on with this one!!!!! Hugs Debra xxx

suemon said...

This is gorgeous Debbie, love it!
hugs
Sue x

Annmaree said...

this is so special and gorgeous, just amazing!

Annette said...

Hiya Debbie, just so love these special number cards, with curves, just perfect for cute images, just love the speckles and so love the positive out of the negative, that makes it more special LOL! Just loving those purples! Take CareX:)

Cheryl said...

I love it,your colouring is fabulous and the number 50 is awesome....must try one of these one day!!! Thanks for your constant inspiration!!
xx

Dena said...

Oh Debbie, I do love this idea with the large numbers!!! Tilda sitting in there is just ADORABLE!!! Perfect creation.
I can't wait to see the scrapbook album you are making!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Kristy Young said...

This is so gorgeous Debbie! How lucky is she to be getting two gorgeous handmade cards from the fabulous Debbie. Cant wait to see your scrapbook pages.
Kristy xx

sandra said...

I love all your Tilda's!
You made this one soooo beautiful!

Hugs!
Sandra!

Christine H said...

Such a sweet card Deb...I'm sure she'll love it. Oh to be only turning 50!!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Debbie, this is so beautiful!! I admire your work so much - you are so talented. How I love that little flower arrangement!!

Kez said...

Fantastic card Debbie. I might just send my family to you for when I turn 50 this year, LOL!!!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous and I think the white flecks on the numbers looks great.

Sue said...

Wonderful 50th Birthday card. Love how you put her name on the tag Tilda is holding. And that sparkling 50 is gorgeous. Great idea to sit her right in the number! Purple touches are nice too. Lucky daughter to have such a talented Mom!!

Lynda said...

Too cute again Debbie. Funny....I had a boo boo and made it into a +ve too!!! The effect on the 50 was the first thing that caught my eye. Who knos....u may wanna try it again next time on purpose?? LOL!! The elements balance so v v well and I am sure this one is clean and simple enough for Robyn to devour!! Well done. ooxx

Colleen said...

I love all the purple and the big 50!

Stamp and Smile said...

Awww, the thought of having a BBQ and enjoy some nice weather! In a few months... LOL!

Great 50th card and love the colors and flower treatment! And I just picked up that same CB Folder... great minds think a like! :) I will be back later to visit. My PJ's are looking for me... LOL! Have a great day Debbie... BIG SMILES! :)