This is another commission. I only had 24 hours to make it, whilst looking after a 4 year old, so it had to be an easy card. The brief was 8"x8", floral, to have the lady's name plus "Happy 80th Birthday" and "Special Friend". It was already dark by the time it was finished, so the photo isn't very good. The backing paper is actually pale green and white.
The lovely backing paper and topper are from January's issue of Making Cards magazine. I matted the paper onto a purple A4 sheet of Hunkydory's Adorable Scorable card and used thin silver peel-offs to create the illusion of another layer. I coloured white ribbon with a Spectrum Noir pen and wrapped it around the purple card then layered it onto the card blank. I layered the topper onto a left over piece of the purple card and cut round it to leave a border. I attached it with foam tape to give some dimension. The text panels were created in MCS and printed onto pale green polkadot paper from the Polkadoodles CD Candydoodles. They, also, were matted onto the purple card. I cut out flowers from the remaining backing paper to embellish the sentiments. The Cheery Lynn die and the flowers were coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
I tied a bow with more coloured ribbon then tied a thin piece of wired iridescent ribbon around it and made a bow, curling the ends. A few pearls to finish the job.