Tuesday, 27 September 2016

40th Birthday Card for a Fabulous Sister

My sister was 40 at the weekend so I had to make her a special card to celebrate her big day.  I opted for an easel card in pretty pastel colours, featuring a Your Next Stamp stamped image that I coloured with Promarkers, paper piecing, and highlighted with Star Dust Stickles.  I won the stamp in a challenge a while ago and kept it aside for just this occasion as my sister does love a cocktail and a pretty dress.
 I made the easel card, all the layers, and the stopper element with Grand Spellbinders dies.
The oh so pretty papers are from a Lili of the Valley pad called Promises, I love the lilac and mint colour combo of this pack.
The birthday sentiment was stamped with a Lili of the Valley stamp and the sister sentiment was stamped with a Papermania stamp and matted onto lilac pearl card.
To embellish, I added layered organza and satin ribbon with a matching bow, a satin bow to the stopper, Papermania glitter number stickers, flowers made with a Woodware punch, topped with lilac gems, and some flourishes made with a Joanna Sheen star flourish die, which I cut down and just used to the very fine tendrils.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Unicorn - #13 - Happy Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky - #319 - Ribbon and/or Lace
Cards for Galz - #31 - Anything But Square
Brown Sugar - #217 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - #41 - Special Occasions
Ooh La La - #214 - Feminine
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #207 - Happy Birthday
Cupcake Inspirations - #377 - Party Time


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  2. Gorgeous card for your sister, beautiful design x

  3. Fab easel card, bet your sister loved it! Great image and my fave DPs too.
    So pleased you linked up at Cardz4Galz. :)

  4. What a great easel card! Thanks so much for linking it up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

  5. What a stunning easel card! I love that sweet image and the soft colors, I bet you sister loved it! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  6. Oooh how pretty is your card l'm sure your sister would of loved it ....it's gorgeous x

  7. Beautiful card! Very unique in design and the colors are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges this week!

  8. What a lot of work and a beautiful card! Love the easel style and the colors. Great job! Thanks for sharing with Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

  9. This is beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week. We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

  10. Wow what a stunning easel card, love your colour combo. So pretty and delicate looking.
    Thanks for joining us over at Glitter'N'Sparkle for our 4th Birthday celebration,, hope to see you again and good luck in the draw.
    Jean DT xx

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. This is such a thoughtful and beautiful card! Your sister is going to love it!
    So glad you were inspired to join us at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  13. What a great design this week. I am loving how you showed our theme of ‘party time’ and I love how you make cards that are not typical. This easel card is amazing. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  14. This is a brililant card. I love it.


  15. Very pretty! I love that you made a shaped card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  16. Beautiful card love the design,
    Thank you for sharing with us at OLLCB.
    Hugs Julie xxx


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