Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tilda birthday card

I made this card for a lady in our church who celebrated her 90th birthday on the 12th. Unfortunately, she celebrated in the hospital. She lives alone and she had fallen. No one is sure how long she laid on the floor before she was found, but God was watching over her. She was not severely dehydrated or injured. After spending several days in the hospital she has been moved to a nursing home. She probably won't be going back home. Anyway, here is the card:


I forgot to check the paper manufacturer. I think it is Kurio. The die is from Memory Box. I cut it in half. The circle came from the inside of the die. I colored Tim Holtz metallic ribbon with a copic marker and attached it to the die. The outside part of the die is covered with stickles (sorry you can't see it). The image is Tilda with Ugg Shoes. This is one of my favorites. She was cut using a die from Lifestyles Crafts. I covered the whole thing with Antique Linen distress ink. I then only colored the dress, shoes, and butterflies. Sickles was applied to glitz it up. I had a lot of glitter tulle from my daughter's wedding in silver and turquoise. I cut a 6 inch piece of each, fanfolded them (seperately), folded in half and adhered. I then fanned them out in a half circle behind the die cut.

Here is another simpler version. I mass produced these for a card swap. The ladies in the swap prefer CAS cards, so I toned down the original:


 
This version shows one piece of tulle, but for the swap, I left out the tulle. I did the image the same way, but I took a black glaze pen and traced over the antennae and legs of the butterfly. This DP is from My Minds Eye. On the inside, instead of using ribbon (I didn't have enough) I used a double-sided tape similar to score tape. I covered it with embossing glitter. I also left out the pin.
 
Here is a link to the challenges that I found to enter:
 
http://magnolia-liciouschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Blue
http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com/ Dotty
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Birthdays
http://thedutchmagnoliachickies.blogspot.com/ Inspirational photo: I used the colors of the
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything goes
http://www.paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ Patterned Paper
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes

11 comments:

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Beautiful colours on both cards, but my fav are the warm subdued ones in the first, gorgeous!
TFS with us this week :)
Andrea

Anneke. said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at DMCC!
Hugs Anneke.

Kelly Neis said...

Very sweet card Annette! The sentiment inside is very nice and makes for a wonderful birthday card.
Hugs Kelly

lostinpaper said...

These cards are so beautiful, I'm sure she just loved her card for her 90th it's perfect!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Suzi said...

Such a sweet card, pretty layout and colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge. Good luck!
Hugs
Suzi x

Delphine said...

Such a lovely card! I love your Tilda and your beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean and good luck! Delphine xx

Sheri said...

Super sweet!! I love the sentiment on the inside too...something I sure need to do more of! :)

Norma said...

Oh wow, 90th birthday! That's a great age. I'm sure she will appreciate this very much. Gorgeous card. Love the colour combo. Beautiful DP's and exquisite diecut. Love this adorable Tilda.
Hugs,
Norma

Paper Tails said...

Very pretty card! Great colors.

Karen

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful cards and the image is so adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink.
Diane xx

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous colours and die cuts
Thanks for joining us at LCI this month
Lisa x