Saturday, 2 April 2011

a Play Date for a birthday

I took advantage of this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge (silver, pink and blue) to make a birthday card for my brother in law's partner/girlfriend.

I also used some of the new Paperartsy leaves stamps which needed to see ink!  I did have trouble photographing it though, so it isn't the best picture, sorry!

 The background card is inked with tumbled glass and the large leaf stamp I used twice once on plain white (then coloured with spun sugar) and the second time on a piece from the shabby chic paperstack.  I used the back of the stamped image for the plain leaf as it was WAY too busy to have two of them with the stamped side up! The "life's a garden" is also a Paperartsy stamp, and appropriate for Mandy as she is a keen gardener.

The small leaf is the silver for the entry - used the matching leaf die on silver metal and stamped the leaf on top. Found a small happy birthday banner stamp to put at the bottom.

9 comments:

Toucan Scraps said...

fabulous looking card

Gez said...

Gorgeous leaves..what a fabulous card. Have a great day tomorrow.xx

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh, I think I am going to have to have a little shop now... nawty Helen,, you are leading me astray ... (like I need any tempting lol) Now, forgive me for asking a dumb question... but.. if it is for your brother in law's partner... wouldn't that be your sister??? Or... is it like a work partner... I get easily confused, feel free to laugh at me lol See you next weekend???

Netty said...

Terrific and original card Helen. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Lesley said...

Love those leaves! A great card for the challenge.
Lesley x

Andrea Ewen said...

Great design and perfect for a masculine birthday! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That circle of leaves is VERY cool! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE the leaves--what a great idea for a bday card! Your brother will love it! I have never heard of spun sugar--must look into that:) Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I meant BIL's girlfriend! SO sorry! Fingers and mind are not matching;)