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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Birthday card for Someone Special at FSC



Time for another challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this time it's 'A Birthday card for Someone Special'
and as long as we can see that the stamping is the main feature and that this follows the theme, then we would love you to join us.  We are sponsored by Flonzcraft who are offering on lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
This is the Birthday card I made for DD earlier in the month.  I used a Prima 'Texture Flourish stencil for the background  and various Distress inks, the stencil itself isn't big enough for what I wanted, but the pattern joins up perfectly for the size I wanted.  The Dylusions Couture stamp was stamped in black and heat embossed and then again on some MME embossed papers, before fussy cutting. The sentiment is Tim Holtz.
The flowers, not as white as they look in the photo,( infact everything is brighter, but those flowers just wouldn't show)  are a Joy crafts die and inked with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick.
The rest of the team have made some 'special' cards, so please pop over here, you won't be disappointed.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend,  and the weather's not to chilly - feels like Autumn has arrived here in the NorthEast!  
I'm off to do some catching up in Blogland after having lost internet and phone connection for 3 days this week due to an external line fault - thought I might not even get this post up at one stage.

I am entering this at:
   Allsorts - Bright Summery colours  (I do promise it is brighter)
  Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, it really appreciate it.
Avril xx



24 comments:

Anneke said...

Beautiful , love the lady. Beautiful background. Your friend will be very happy I am sure. Happy crafting Anneke.

Joan said...

Beautiful card Avril, love the stencilled background and the lovely stamp, great quote too

Rita said...

Beautiful card Avril. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

Avril what are you doing to me ... I have to have this stamp it is gorgeous. It does help that you have made it look so beautiful and elegant on your card.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

brenda said...

Love, love, love it Avril, super background and I am a real fan of paper piecing and isn't it an elegant image as well.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Claire said...

Hi Avril, that stencilled background is fab and the paper piecing looks gorgeous. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Sarah said...

A beautiful card Avril.

Sarah x

sally said...

ADORE the background, love the card :-)

Sally

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Avril
Such lovely use of the couture stamp, an elegance to this stamp which I didn't think possible.
Wonderful card.
Wishes
Lynne

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. I think your DD will absolutely looove this card. I really like how subtle the colouring of the background has turned out. Beautiful!
Dot x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely combinations Avril, that background looks so special!
greetings, Alie :-)

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous card, Avril

Nikki Acton said...

Such a stunning combination of elements - the Dylusions stamp, the background and flowers. I particularly adore your background stencilling. Nikki xx

Christine L said...

So stunning Avril.... fabulous background, and I love the paper-pieced image... lovely retro feel!

Hugs
Christine x

Vintagelady said...

A gorgeous coloured background, very beautiful! Hugs, Kerstin

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Avril! I am loving that colourful background and all the texture on her dress! Your flowers are just gorgeous! Love it, hugs :)

Meggymay said...

Fabulous background to the very elegant image. Its a wonderful card,
Yvonne xx

Terry said...

Oh the flourish background stencil work is gorgeous! Love the image and sentiment with those Swiss dots! I just know this birthday card was totally loved. Happy Monday!

Pia S said...

The multicolored background is beautiful and I love how you dressed up the lady with this outfit with spots. Such a lovely sentiment too, so true!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Avril, I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Warm Sunshiny colours challenge x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely feminine card with beautiful background.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wonderful card!! You have created beautiful background with stencil and DI. The lady stamped and embossed image is perfect.
Thank you so much for joining us at Artistic stamper challenge this month.

Sandy said...

What a pretty card. All the papers are just gorgeous together!! Bravo!!!
Sandy xx

Esther said...

Beautiful beautiful card Avril - gorgeous background and elegant image...Esther xx