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Inspiration Just At The Right Time!

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  • Inspiration Just At The Right Time!

    Sometimes I really have to think about what to do when I've been asked to make a special Birthday card. This was no exception! And I did a lot of thinking!

    However, inspiration came from of Kath's card! I'd been told that the recipient likes flowers, so I made a template for a largish flower, cut it from slightly patterned thick paper and then two from vellum. The edges of the black layers were inked with silver and then feathered. The vellum layers were inked with pink, with the top layer cut into individual petals.

    Both bows were tied using my little wooden bow maker, with the one on the flower using the wide fuchsia pink satin ribbon and two strands of thin black satin ribbon. And I made the hat pin myself!!

    The lacy strip was sent to me by Kath and I added a few gems plus the ones on the sentiment.

    Happy Birthday Hayley's Grandma! And Thank You Kath!
    • Backing paper: Dovecraft Charcoal Prints 6x6 paper; transparent vellum
    • Ribbon: From my stash (and no doubt originated from Blackburn market!)
    • Embellishments: Hat pin made by me!
    • Sentiment: Computer generated


  • #2
    That's a sumptious card Tippy. I love it!!! Sue xx


    • #3
      that would definitely make me happy!!! I love flowers and lace... great work!
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      • #4
        Ooo that's lovely!! I know what you mean though, comissions can be so hard as opposed to just randomly making something - if you see what I mean!

        Can I ask, is your little bow maker any good? I've seen them and thought they looked great but wasn't sure if I'd actually use it?

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        Go on, add some sparkle to your project!


        • #5
          My bow maker is fab! It cost be about £2 or £3 from ebay - its a wooden thing with holes in where pegs go so you can change the size of the bow. The hardest bit is working out how to make the bow (you do get instructions) but once you've done a few its really easy!!


          • #6
            That is absolutely beautiful - I love the colours.
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            • #7
              Thank you!!