Saturday, 13 August 2011

40th Birthday Card .... for someone special!

The someone special is my little sister whose birthday is later this month.
I don't know about you, but I always struggle with 'special' birthday cards
and am always stumped for ideas. 

When I saw the latest challenge on the
I decided to use that as a base for my card.
The challenge is to alter a book page, of any book.

I chose an old page from a novel which I coloured with some
acrylic paints then distressed with a few bits and pieces.
I made a stencil for the numbers 40 and sprayed some ink through it.
As it didn't show up very well, I machine stitched around it with red cotton.
I edged it with some red velvet ribbon and a little strip of lace.

The focal point of the card is 'Prom Queen' from Stampotique.  
I rubber stamped her onto card and coloured with Stickles
and watercoloured with pencils highlights on her face. 
She also has some fibres in her hair for her birthday bunches!
She's attached to the card with 3D foam strips.

The birthday flower rosette I made from scraps of lace and cotton
following the tutorial here.

There are lots of lovely examples on the Stampotique blog
which you can find here.

Thanks for looking at mine.


Anonymous said...

Wow there's a real party going on onto your card. Beautiful! Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Meggymay said...

Its a real fun card, she will love it I'm sure. yvonne x

Netty said...

Terrific card Sherry and am sure your sister will love it. Love all the added scraps and the stitching. xx

PetraB said...

A wonderful card and so funky!

Terry said...

What a fun 40th birthday card for your sister! I just love that flower and can't wait to make my second one!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Fab birthday card, I am sure she will treasure it.

Createology said...

Happy Birthday to your sister. My birthday is later this month also so it is always fun to have another birthday person in common. Your card is very cute and I love all your details.

Willy said...

Such a funny and beautiful birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge # 36.

Ira said...

Oh your sis is going to LOVE this card! It's funny, cute and fab at the same time! Hugs, Ira

Rebecca said...

Cool card love it
Happy craftin

Moniqui said...

What a fun card,i am sure your sister will love it! Thanks for joining SDC!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful birthday card, love the fibre in her hair.

Sam said...

Great card Sherry, love the stitching around the numbers and can see the inspiration of the background from your new Kate Crane DVD's!!!Perfect!

Basement Stamper said...

I like how you colored her with stickles. Very cool birthday card for your sis'!

Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week!

Gini said...

Prom Queen looks fantastic in her mouldy shiny. Those characters do suit some rough colouring (with left over white bits). Her eyeshadow is very Diana Ross on TOTP's. It's a wonder she could keep her eyes open.
Only you would think of such wonderful bunches :-)
I'm sure your sister won't mind being 40 when she gets this great card!

Mrs A. said...

Simply gorgeous . Not a red person myself but the colours go so wel. Sis will love this. Hugs Mrs A.

Kaz said...

This is such a lovely card, especially the fibres in her hair! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful card, hope the recipient appreciates it, gorgeous

Jayne C said...

Gorgeous card for a lucky lady!! x

Jayne C said...

Gorgeous card for a lucky lady!! x