Monday, 11 May 2015

80th and May postcards

 This is the birthday card I made for a friend's 80th birthday recently - she loved it, so it is safe to post now.
I used the butterfly daisy set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque that I used for the April potpourri card challenge swap the background was brusho, image stamped and embossed in gold, flower petals coloured with pencils and leaves were diecuts. The greeting was from Stampin Up, the small butterfly from Hobby Art and the large one hiding at the back also from butterfly daisy.
I actually got way ahead with the potpourri postcards this month, which is almost unheard of! The themes were lily of the valley and/or shamrock green - as you can see, I went for the colour again.
I stamped the lovely fountain scene onto a green brusho background, and used bleach on the top of the building and on the fountain before colouring with pencils. The image wasn't quite large enough for the postcard, so rather than mat it onto green card I stamped an image from gothic fragments down one side and gold embossed it. I thought it looked suitably eastern...................
For the second card, yet more brusho background (you can tell I like this stuff, can't you! I just love the totally random effects)
The hearts from one of the old Elusive Images damask sets which is still available from Chocolate Baroque were stamped onto green card and black embossed, then cut out and stuck onto the base card with foam pads to form a shamrock shape - at least, that is my excuse.


  1. That's a beautiful birthday card Vronnie, im not surprised your friend loved it.
    Your postcards are great too
    Jackie x

  2. Wonderful birthday card and I'm liking the brusho backgrounds!


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