My card for the challenge is a birthday card I sent to our CMN boss lady Siv, her birthday is today. I chose to do a magic card this time, the center part is about 6×6″, so this card is quite large. I’ve taken out products that I rarely use for this one – patterned paper by Melissa Frances (Betty-Ann), Patternscape Design (Brokade 2), and 7 Dots Studio (Love Me), along with Prima flowers. The “wings” are made using a Martha Stewart PATP punch (Vintage Lace) on the Bazzill Rain cardstock. I’ve also used a Magnolia doohickey die (Antique Lace) for the horizontal panel on the center of the card front, and the edges are inked with Creamy Brown ink.
A closer look at the flowers, I’ve also used some pearl stamens by Kort & Godt that I’ve tucked underneath the flowers. I hardly ever use Prima flowers, not because I don’t like them, but because they’re difficult to combine with roses and because this particular corally salmon pink color (shockingly, it’s the only color I have) is a tricky one. The color did, however, match the 7 Dots paper perfectly, making it an easy choice!!
On the first inside I’ve stamped a birthday song (stamp by North Star Stamps) with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on a piece of Vanilla cardstock I’ve diecut with a Spellbinders die (from Grand Decorative Circles One). I airbrushed the diecut with BG53 and 45 before removing the cardstock from the die. I added FabScraps pearls around the circle.
On the second inside I’ve made a pocket to make room for a tag with a personal greeting, diecut using a Magnolia Doohickey die (Jolly Tags). I’ve added a seam binding bow to the tag and a jute string bow on top with a button from My Mind’s Eye to finish it off. The Stempelglede text stamp on the pocket is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and I’ve added 3 pearls from Kort & Godt as the last little finish on this second inside.