I made these cards for relatives birthdays in April and May last year.......
this was the one for made for an April birthday and I was so pleased with how it turned out I made her mum (my sister) more or less the same..........see below...
The flower is made with SB Vintage floret dies which are fab - it was a bit of an experiment for me as I used velum which was from some wrapping that I had received and thought was so nice I couldn't throw it away. I die cut it, not being sure whether it would cut okay but felt I had nothing to lose as it was 'free' stash!! It was quite a heavy weight velum with a self pattern on it but you cannot see this as I then brushed a Versamark ink pad randomly over the constructed flower and then added gold embossing powder and even if I say it myself I just luved the end result (it floats my boat anyway)!
I scored the bottom third of the cards a-la Sue Wilson and I used SB Moroccan Accents border for the first card - which I cut using both colours of card (CE coconut white and soft gold) and offset them. I used SB Classic Scallop border die for the second card. SB Enchanted Labesl 28 and SB Labels 28 for the sentiment base and the first sentiment I think is a computer generated one and the second one is from a sheet of stamps from Crafters Companion that I have had for yonks!! I used an M-bossablity folder for the top two-thirds of the cards using each side for the two cards, so although very similar they are also different (to me anyway)!!
I only made these two cards in this style last year but I may just may make them again this year for general birthdays because on revisiting them I still like them as much as I did when I first made them, - hopefully you will too.
Can I also just post a thanks to Marie Louise who has given me advice on how to update my blog page to allow followers and also to show the blogs that I follow - Thanks Marie, it is much appreciated xx