Sunday, 12 July 2009

A Birthday Card for Danu

Todays card is one that Ive made for my hubbys granddaughter, she will be one on the 6th August, now I know its a bit early, but with my grandsons coming on the 23rd, Im not going to have much time to plan and make one for her, so I thought Id get it done today.

Ive actually used a photo of her and built the card around it, I love this photo she looks so happy and had just got her first tooth. Ive used a Nestabilitie frame die to cut out and create the frame to go around the photo. The greeting is one that I created on my computer and printed it onto semi-gloss photo paper, then I mounted it up with a piece of the same pink card that Ive punched out for the frame.

The base card is my signature 8"x 8" white card, with a first layer of pink pearlescent card, with one of the Nitwit downloads that Ive falled in love with, the designs Ive used for this card are from the Happy Bornday set, Ive actually used two of the papers this time, one with loads of icecream cornets on and a pretty pink spotted one, this was used on the second layer. The third and final mount is a piece of the card left from the frame popped through my cuttlebug with the birthday embossing folder, I then stuck a piece of spotted ribbon around it and stuck it to the base card.

Before sticking the second layer down, I wrapped another ribbon around the card this one has Princess written on it, then stuck the ends to the back of the first layer. Over this I stuck the second mount with the photo and frame stuck onto it, with the greeting at the bottom. I even printed some embellishments from the same Nitwits download, these were then stuck to the small mount.

To finish of I have stuck some little flower gems around the bottom and top of the card. I also used a some stickles on the frame just to give a bit of a glitz.


Tab said...

Fabulous card, just love this sweet image! The colours you have used are divine too!
Hugs Tab xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Shirley I am so glad you decided to post this card or we would have missed the beauty of the design. I love those backing papers and that frame is fabby as is the picture what a gorgeous little girl.

Lorraine x

Paula said...

What a beautiful card Shirley your layout and colour combo are fabulous.
Paula xxxx

Carole said...

What a cute card...and such a lovely photograph!
Beautiful details Shirley...I'm sure this card will ge well loved!
Carole x

cats whiskers said...

This is stunning dear, what a great image and fab colouring, Happy Birthjday to Danu, I loved the wordbook card you made for her with the teddy bear CD
Hugs Jacqui x

Rach said...

a fabulous card Shirley, wonderful colours, love the sweet picture that you have used, adorable. hugs rachxxx

Poppy said...

lovely card Shirley, love the frame.

Allissa (Lisa) said...

Hi Shirley....this card is stunning. What a wee lil beauty she is. This Card is gorgeous sweetheart, loving everything about it.

sweet hugs

mueppi said...

What a pretty card Shirley!
I love yyour layout and colour combo!
Big hugs from germany hun

Riet said...

What a beautiful layout Shirley,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x