Easter Bliss

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Black and White Birthday

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:


  1. Wow, this is stunning Sweetie, Good luck x

  2. A beautiful card, Andree lovely layering and I love the central image (that cd is lovely) such an imaginative rendering of the design. Vee xx (wonderful hand cutting)

  3. A gorgeous card, good luck in the challenge

  4. That is fantastic Andree love the backing paper and image too xxxxxxxxxxxx good luck in the challenge xxxxxxxxx

  5. This is stunning Andree, thanks for entering our sketch challenge at Emma's Cards UK, good luck xxxx

  6. Lovely card Andree . Love your use of feathers and flowers. Good luck in the challenge

  7. wow love this so much and i wish you all the luck good luck xxxx

  8. Stunning Andree, I love the monochrome look and the feathers look fabulous with the design you have created.

    Linda xxx

  9. Oh this is just so stunning hun, I love the image and the colours and those feathers look wonderful, love it
    Lindsay xx

  10. Lovely card..love how you put the feathers on their and made it an original 'keepsake' love it


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