A special sparkly birthday

I was asked to make this based on another card that I did but I’ve tried a couple of new ideas and techniques to make it even more special! I’m adding lots of pictures as it won’t be staying with me for long! Despite all the photos and most of the card being covered with perfect pearls I don’t seem to have caught the shimmer and sparkle with my camera.

 As you can see this is an easel card for a very special birthday.

I used distress inks and pink perfect pearls around the scalloped edges of my card blank. I then used the same effect on the lilac card. I used my MS butterfly border punch at the top of the card. I then took some small butterflies that I’d punched out and coloured them by dipping them onto pink and purple alcohol inks placed on my craft mat. I tilted the edges up and glued them to the top.

On the base of the card I coloured the edges of the lilac card and papers with distress inks and pink perfect pearls. I tried a new technique to colour my lace with purple and pink pearlescent ink. I then added pearls into a swirl pattern. I added flowers from WOC.

TIP: you can colour embellishments and ribbons using the following technique- put small pools of glimmer mist, pearlescent ink or alcohol ink onto a silicone or glass mat. Using tweezers dip the embellishment or ribbon into the ink. If there are any gaps when you are finished then used the inks as a pallete and brush them onto any areas that have been missed. This can help you to match up colours on your card and also adds some shimmer!

 I punched the butterflies with a MS punch. I coloured them by dipping them in pink and purple peralescent ink. I also added some texture to them by adding some perfect pearls in embossing powder in places. I coloured small pearls with Promarkers and placed then in the centre of the butterflies.
I also made my first decorative pin. I took a flower pin left over from my wedding (Miachel Dark) and threaded pearl and snowball beads along it. I then bent is to become more of a swirl.

I’ve added paper to the back of the card and I have another piece of card ready for a personalised message to be stuck here.

I used a single lily digi to make the frame and add my Wee Stamps digi on Craft Artist. The image was coloured with Promarkers. I added some WOC flowers to the frame and sentiment. I used corners from WOC and stickled the edges.  I dabbed clear ink over this and added shimmer with pink Perfect pearls.

This is the base with card when open. I hope the recipient feels it is special! I need to make a box for it too.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Charisma cardz- lace and pearls
2 sisters challenge- let it sparkle
Digital Tuesday challenge- sparkle and shine
Patties Creations challenge- burthday or thanksgiving
Crafting when we can- female birthday
Top Tip Tuesday- More than 1 fold (OMG- check out the amazing DT cards here!!)
More than favors- birthday
Southern girls challenge embellishment bingo- lace, 3 patterned papers and glitter
Just some lines tic tac toe. Two lines!! Punch, digi, glitter. Punch, lace flower.

16 thoughts on “A special sparkly birthday

  • November 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Oh WOW Jellie this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous image and colour choice. Joey x

  • November 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Wow, 80th birthday…that’s awesome! They definitely deserve a card this beautiful!
    Would love to see pictures of the box that coordinates with this as well.
    Thank you for all the beautiful pictures and the wonderful tip!

    Thanks SO much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our “More Than 1 Fold” challenge.
    Good luck to you,
    Lisa xx

  • November 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Beautiful card, your mum is going to love it and treasure it always x

  • November 23, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Stunning creation!

    Thank you for joining Top Tip Tuesday in More Than 1 Fold challenge.


  • November 23, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Shell xx

  • November 24, 2011 at 2:12 am

    amazing details and colors…thanks for sharing at just some lines


  • November 24, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Such a pretty card. Your mom will so love it. Thank you for sharing with our Crafting When We Can Challenge 🙂

  • November 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

    beautiful card jellie.so pretty and delicate and i love the sweet image ;D

    xx coops xx

  • November 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Wow that is so pretty. Love all the details. Jaqui x

  • November 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Beautiful card and a gorgeous colour scheme you have used.

    Thank you for joining us at CWWC

  • November 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

    This is gorgeous. I love the heart. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters, I hope you join us again today for our new challenge. Annette xx

  • November 26, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Very pretty, love the purple. 🙂 Thank you for joining our tic-tac-toe challenge at Just Some Lines! 🙂

  • November 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    This is simply to beautiful for words, You’ve used one of my favorite images of the sweet little Wee stamps & so beautifully colored. The one who gets this will have something to treasure ….

  • November 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    so very very pretty! lovely combination of elements and colouring too! thank you for joining in with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hugs Samantha :0)

    PS Digi candy on my blog xx

  • November 29, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Beautiful, I love all the little details. Thanks for joining the More Than 1 Fold Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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