Saturday, 25 May 2013


Hello my Lovelies, I had to make a BD card for my friends company,
he was visiting from Amsterdam ans was turning 25,
I had not met him before so it's a little strange to make a card, for me, that
I didn't know anything about him, so I tried a few normal men's cards like
a suit, I have said I'm not too good at the instructions things:O).
So after a few failed attempts, I just decided what the heck I;ll
just do my own thing and grabbed one of my tag and holder to alter
and away I went LOL. I love the 7 gyps Best of Times set, used a sheet
from Steampunk Botanic 12 inch pad I used this to make the inside tag.
The holder I used a sheet of paper brown paper pages I was wiping my
paint brush while using some gold ink, not wanting to waste any:).
This was a lovely background so I stamped all over with the time stamps.
I had a cork sheet I got at the dollar store cut the frame, used some
beige cardstock put on some sticky letters went over it all with Tim's
tea and walnut ink, then removed the letters.
I did stamp them on the happy birthday side but forgot to take a
pic, added some string and twine to pull it out.
I made the envelope from, a larger, one cut it to fit and
stamped it then uses a nib pen with sepia in for his name.
The pics of this are in the last post:)..
Thanks for stopping be to visit, hope you all have a wonderful week end.
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butterfly said...

Just seen this, and it's so cool... good to know some more about how it came together!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful card and I bet he will like it. Well done you making a card for an unknown person....

earthen-magic said...


Patty Sue 2 said...

I am sure he will love this as it is beautiful....I love the case for it....your work is amazing!

Sue Lelli said...

YOU - not good at following directions??!!! That's why your art is always so FAB!

Redanne said...

So glad that you followed your heart on this was because it shows - it really is gorgeous - so much detail and wonderfully laid out. I bet he will love it! Hugs, Anne x

Mary J said...

Fab tag, Dianne! I love how you share your creative process with us!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

très beau
une belle création ♥♥♥
merci de ton passage

Anonymous said...

Hello Dianne
Firstly let me say a heartfelt Thank You for the good wishes you have left for me to read and also your incredible support of my Blog. For you to take the time to visit my Blog when I have not been able to come on-line and catch-up with your own creations, means so much to me.
This is a fabulous creation, love the cork as it brings amazing texture to the card and then we have the matching envelope - a stunning card!

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome masculine design, Dianne...I absolutely love how you used the cork and the stenciled name is the perfect detail!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it turned out great. I don't do too well following instructions either. I think that's why I'm better at cooking than baking. I detest following all those measurements, although lately I'm challenging myself with it, but I still enjoy the freedom of doing my own thing.
It's been great catching up and visiting with you today, Dianne. Thank you for stopping by the table.