Card For Brenda

I've been asked to make cards for the residents at work for all the staff to sign as various birthdays come up.  I'm a bit sad as I've missed an opportunity to make a card for a lady of 103!  I mean, how often are you going to be asked to do that?!  Unfortunately it was a bit too short notice, so I couldn't do it, which is a shame.
BUT I have recently made a card for a lady who is 90.  Check out what I did:
This card was inspired by one made by Vicky Hayes recently.  You all know how talented she is (and if you haven't been to her blog, what on earth are you waiting for, get over there now!)
I really had to rummage around for some gold cardstock, as it's not something I often use these days, but I felt that a 90th birthday warranted something special.  I played about with silver as well, but plumped for the gold in the end.
The base is a white 5x7" card, but I've used my new 5x7" embossing folder, trimmed it slightly, then stuck it on the card base with a small border all round, but raised up on dimensionals.   Then comes the gold piece with a border embossed down the two long sides.  Then I've stamped Apothecary Art in gold ink and embossed it.  My practise piece actually came out better than my intentional piece, so I used that instead!  I don't think it was the stamp, but the gold ink didn't seem to pick up much embossing powder.  I enjoyed myself anyway, as I haven't heat embossed anything for ages.  I coloured the flowers in Daffodil Delight marker pen.
I printed out Happy 90th Birthday on the computer, having a few goes to get it as big as possible.  Then I used the SAMJ to line up the stamp in gold again and print it over the sentiment, which I then cut out to the exact size I needed and propped it up on dimensionals in the proper place.
The staff were very impressed with the card, but I think they've never seen anything like it before.  I think if my logo hadn't been on the back they wouldn't have believed I'd made it!  The recipient liked it very much, too.
Back soon to show you the card I made my granddaughter.
Have a great week everyone,
Happy Crafting
Jane xx


  1. A beautiful 90th birthday card. I think gold was a great colour choice as it is definitely a big milestone birthday. I love Apothecary Art, and this is my favourite frame out of all of them.

  2. Lovely card Jane, hope Brenda liked it. The Apothecary Art set is gorgeous isn't it. I really like the embossed background too x x

  3. Hello Jane,
    what a lovely 90th birthday card - the gold makes it so luxurious and special! I'm eagerly awaiting a UPS delivery which will contain an Apothecary Art set, now I've seen your card, I'm even more impatient for the box to arrive!

    Thank you for asking but I don't have anything for sale on eBay at the moment - I may sell more in a few months time though!
    Ruth x


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