I have made this birthday card with the bonus challenge at Emma's Cards in mind. You can find the challenge here http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/sketch-challenge.html
The sponsor for this special challenge is the lovely Audrey from The Lilac Garden and the theme is based on a sketch which you can see further down.
I started by using a poppy digi from one of my MCS discs and tiling it to make the backing paper. I then layered that onto black card and matted them onto the front of an A5 card blank, leaving a thin white border all the way round. I took the image of the lady from Joanna Sheen's Dancing With Shadows CD and digitally cropped her into an oval, then gave her a black border, again in MCS. I also created the sentiment at the same time.
I made the center strip by layering black card onto silver mirri card and wrapping some lace around it. I then fixed it to the card before mounting the oval image on foam pads and placing on the card.
I hand cut the number 30 twice, once from black card and again from silver mirri then mounted the silver 30, slightly off-set, onto the black one for dimension.
The embellishments include a Memory Box scroll and a couple of Crealies scrolls die cut from silver mirri, some Foundation flowers, coloured with Promarkers and some black fluffy feathers. I added Candi to the flower centers and a few Cosmic Shimmer pearls for the finishing touches.
This is the sketch: