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Monday, August 4, 2014

August at Unstampabelles Challenge #38 - A Significant Birthday!

The next challenge at Unstampabelles Challenge blog is to celebrate a SIGNIFICANT BIRTHDAY! The TWIST is to make a shaped card!!

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The prize is $15.00 voucher to be spent in the on-line store

Many thanks to Regal Craft for this and the shaped card they supplied to me to make this card!

It is actually my birthday this month - I am a Leo - can't you tell?
However, this card is for a person who is going to be 95 in a few weeks, and is another Leo  - it is significant because she has made it to her Birthday as she has not been well lately as well as because she is 95, and because she is a beloved sister-in-law!

 Can you guess what my card shape is yet?

I made my card using dies and the shaped card, some sparkly card, some acetate and a scrap of SU DP. All the card stock apart from the sparkly card is SU - if you want to know the colours just email me.

It is a pot plant!!
The flowers are made using a Spellbinders die called 'Create a Gerber Daisy'!
It took me 30 minutes to put together each flower. 
They look pretty though, don't they!

The insects are also dies and I have attached them to thin acetate strips. Behind the flowers is also a piece of acetate from the top of the pot to the top of the card - see through - and I have attached some flowers and leaves to this as well.  It even looks pretty neat behind the strip! 

The inside of the card has the piece of DP, and a SU label die cut in Very Vanilla to write on the message. I made the error of using a piece of double sided tape rather than just some sticky on the dragonfly body, and I notice you can see it behind the dragonfly - I therefore didn't use double sided tape behind my butterfly and it looks much better - floating above the flowers. The sparkly khaki card that the pot is covered with came from a pack bought from a $2 shop! I think it is meant to be gold!

Well, there is my DT piece for Unstampabelles - I hope you like it! Remember, we are making a card for a Significant Birthday - no stamps to be used - and if you want to TWIST - use a shaped card!  

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge!

I will enter my pot plant in the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge: a summer Garden - Gerbers grow in summer here, albeit that is saying that I currently have some in a vase from a lovely flower bouquet my hubby gave me for my birthday! Hothouse grown I would think!


frommycraftroom said...

Lovely card. Can't believe it took 30 minutes for each flower - more patience than me :)
Happy Birthday - earlier in the month?
Hope the craft room is getting back together.

verybellemakes said...

Love the shape of your card Susan!! And those flowers are gorgeous :) Birthday wishes to you both from a fellow Leo!

Thank you from joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope we'll see you again very soon!

Victoria DT

Wynn Walton said...

Wow Susan those flowers were so time consuming but so worth it......they are fab. Love how you've put the insects on acetate .....they look like they are in mid air.....clever. Hugs Wynn x

hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Craft-Room Challenge, the flowers are beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Amber Milone said...

Lovely shaped card. Gerberas are some of my favorite flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Craft Room!

Christi Conley said...

Lovely flowers - I am sure your sister in law is going to adore her card & I hope she is feeling better soon :) Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenges ~ Christi

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is an absolute beauty Susan!!
Dr Sonia
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