Henrikke’s birthday was on Saturday. Living too far away to just stop by her house for a quick visit, I decided to send her this card instead.
Coincidentally, this happens to be the same card I made for the new Magnolia challenge we’re revealing at Papirplaneten today. Pop over to Papirplaneten’s inspiration blog to see what the other girls on the design team have made and join in on the fun by making a project to fit our new challenge.
I made the card with Maja Design papers (7th of March, 6th of April and 7th of April, all from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collection) and a set of GoKreate dies (Large Frilly Frame #6) for the base. I love these dies by GoKreate – as if by magic, cards made with these frame sets automatically appear more interesting than just plain old regular 6×6″ ones. Tilda with Small Gift is diecut with a Spellbinders die (from the set “Opulent Ovals”) and mounted on dimensional tape. I’ve had the lace in my stash for ages, the same goes for the blue ribbon, bought at Scrap & Sånn, which was a scrapbooking store in Trondheim. Sadly, it closed a few years ago, they had the best selection of ribbon I’ve ever seen. The flowers I’ve used are a mix from Wild Orchid Crafts, Kort & Godt and possibly even Papirloftet and Magnolia. The little dragonfly is most definitely diecut with a Magnolia die, the same goes for the heart swirl I”ve added. The little dew drops I’ve added on the dragonfly and also in a few other spots are by Staz.
A tag hidden behind the image, made with another Magnolia die. The stamp by Kort & Godt reads “A hug for you”, perfect for just about any occasion. I’ve used more of the lace and the blue ribbon on this tag to pull it out, along with a cute little button from Melissa Frances and some white scrapper’s floss by Karen Foster to tie the whole thing together.
The insides are made very simply, I’ve added more Opulent Ovals diecuts with a handwritten, personal greeting, unreadable after playing with the image in Photoshop. The butterfly borders from the back of one of the design papers replace the lace on the front, while I’ve added another tag with a tiny little bit of text behind one of the panels.
The back. Again simply done using the same elements as the front. I did, however, swap the bulgy roses with a flatter hydrangea, making this card slightly more snail mail friendly than it would have been with roses on the back as well as the front. The text is once again by Kort & Godt, stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle. It reads: “Good friendship brings many joys. Thanks for being you and happy birthday”.