23 February 2021


 Hi Everyone, I've been missing in action, with lots keeping me busy behind the scenes. However I have done a little card making. My "local" SiL (the rest live in England) asked me if I would make 3 cards the same for friends of hers, all 85 years of age this year. I asked her what she wanted and she said flowers, so this was my interpretation of what she wanted. I'm glad to say she was pleased.

paper and wreath - CreativeFabrica
gilding flakes - Cosmic Shimmer 
glue pen - Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
gold mirror card - The Range
ribbon - stash
Glaze - Novo Crystal Drops
Silhouette Cameo 2

This was the process
I cut and print from Silhouette Cameo, 3 layers of the centre wreath, I went over the top layer with a glue pen on parts of the flowers. I then ventured to the gold leaf and pressed it into the glue. I should have put it into a container, lets say I was finding gold for a few days! Next I layered all the wreath layers and glued them together.

I printed the background layer and cut to size and added to gold mirror card and then to the base card. I added 3D gloss to the 85 for added shine. The wreath was added to the card and a bow placed on it.

here are the layers before attaching and adding the gilding flakes

adding the gilding flakes

here you can see the finished result of the glazed 85 and the result of the flakes

here you can see the layers, which I didn't 3D for the sake of postage costs, it was an 8x8 card, with 3D the cost would have been expensive shall we say. 

This was the insert

We had good news this week about nearing the end of lockdown, let's hope we can get to "normal life in the next few months. Although I don't see it becoming normal before the end of Summer - ever the optimist? 
In the meantime, keep safe and keep wearing your mask. Oh! yes over your nose too! - Please.


Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful great job as always!!!

Mac Mable said...

Wow ....amazing and beautiful wreath cards Faith. The gold flakes look so pretty and so worth the effort. No wonder your SiL was pleased with them....they are stunning x.

Shirley Young said...

So colourful and pretty Faith, the gold adds a lovely effect, I’m sure they will be very well received xx

Janette said...

Morning Faith I think your Sil will be delighted with these beautiful cards, they are just stunning and its always lovely that something has been created just for you, super pretty.
I finally got my first jab yesterday, the nurses who called were wonderful and it didn't hurt at all, abit of an ache today but thats nothing, fingers crossed we will get back to normal for summer. Take care.xx

cotnob said...

I should think she was pleased Faith, they are beautiful cards, a gorgeous wreath.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Bunny said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I want one of these when I turn 85.

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are stunning Faith! Love the insert too. Very personal!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Faith, lovely wreath and gorgeous colours, Kate x

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! These are beautifully stunning Faith! I love that flower background and the flower wreath. You have took it up a notch with the gilding flakes and Novo Crystal drops, just gorgeous! I guess too your SIL was pleased with these, I'm in love! I think I need me some gilding flakes. lol Good news about lockdown Faith! Yes, it kills me when I see people with their masks on, but under their nose. What the heck?! That does you no good! But you see it all the time. sigh Guess not just in the US then?! Hugs, Brenda

Sarn said...

These are stunners Faith. Lovely and colourful.

Yes, let's be optimistic!

Thanks for your comment on my cards today. I'm glad one of my cards makes you smile!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Leslie said...

Oh gosh, these are absolutely gorgeous, Faith! I'm not surprised that your sister-in-law was happy with them! I hope the recipients will be as well!

Leslie said...

Oh gosh, these are absolutely gorgeous, Faith! I'm not surprised that your sister-in-law was happy with them! I hope the recipients will be as well!

Linby said...

I should think she was pleased with them, they are absolutely stunning. SO bright and colourful I think I would leave it up all year round!

Carol L said...

I'm speechless! These cards are simply sensational and so beautiful for such a milestone birthday! How awesome that 3 people celebrate their birthdays together at this age! The floral wreaths are just gorgeous with all those gorgeous flowers and the touches of gold make them even more special! Simply stunning, and great work!

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Faith love the beautiful wreath of flowers and all the touches of gold --beautiful
Carol x

Pat K said...

WOW..these are gorgeous, inside and out. I'm sure they will be very well received. Pat K xx

Vicky Hayes said...

These are just gorgeous Faith! Those bright flowers are stunning and the gilding has added a really special touch - as is perfectly right for an 85th birthday or three! Vicky x

Rosemary said...

the birthday cards are absolutely gorgeous, faith and sure to be treasured by those receiving them!

Greta said...

WOW! These are so special & gorgeous, Faith! I really love the addition of the gold leaf! Stay safe!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. The wreath is gorgeous and so Spring looking. I like the gold flakes you added.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Faith, Slowpoke here! OMYGOSH, these cards are stunning! Excellent design and colors. I'm giggling at the guilding flake part -- I've done it a few times with Indigo Blue Flitter Glue and Mega Flakes and it's a royal mess. But now, you've got me wanting to do it again! haha we shall see! Your poem inside is perfect and the friends who receive these cards are lucky indeed! XOX P.S. I think you are smart to say late summer!