A recent custom order was for a special birthday card. The recipient will be celebrating a milestone birthday, and my customer wanted this to be a special card. Knowing the recipient’s favourite colours were orange and teal, I went hunting for some DP. This is the card that started my obsession with the My Mind’s Eye Fine and Dandy paper, I just kept forgetting to post it and show you.
The layout is from MojoMonday (177 to be specific) and I really love how it turned out. I completed this card far too late to include in the contest, but that’s the great thing about blog archives and sketches- they’re timeless!
The card base is SU So Saffron, and it’s just the perfect yellow tone. It’s quickly becoming my favourite colour and works really well with the My Mind’s Eye paper. I also used SU Pumpkin Pie for each layer. The dress image is from Gina K, and one of my favourites for a really ‘girly’ card. I paper pieced the dress with some more My Mind’s Eye paper, but stamped a flourish in the background before I added the dress. I found some perfect satin ribbon in my stash and embellished the dress. Of course I also had to add some rhinestones…a girly card is not complete without rhinestones!
I printed off the “40” on the computer; my original idea was to use small adhesive rhinestones and make the “40” really standout…but I couldn’t find small enough rhinestones to actually make it work. So I turned to glitter, naturally!
The final touch to the card was actually the envelope; I lined it with yet some more of the My Mind’s Eye paper. This was the customer’s favourite part and has ordered a few more cards, requesting the envelopes be lined with DP. It’s not something I had done many times before, but I do really like how it ties everything together.