I can share this card with you now, as it is the birthday card I made for my Dad. It is his birthday tomorrow and I couldn't post it earlier as I didn't want him to see it before the day! I was sent this image by a crafting friend and I think it is just adorable. I believe it is a Penny Black stamp, but I'd be happy to be corrected if I have it wrong! The BP's are freebies from a magazine, which I found whilst sorting out my stash to put away in my newly refurbished craft room. I thought the two papers work really well together and set the colour scheme for the whole card. The flowers were punched from scraps of brown and gold card with small amber gems added in the centres and the leaf fronds punched from cream card with a Martha Stewart punch. I coloured the image with my ProMarkers and added touches of clear Spica glitter pen. The image was cut out with an oval nestabilities die and layered up on to some bronze metallic card cut from a slightly larger scalloped oval nestabilities die. I've pre-programmed this post so will probably be en route to Dad's on the M5/M6 when it goes live on my blog. There's a party planned for Dad's 83rd birthday tomorrow, with all the family getting together for a lovely meal and an evening of fun!
Elaine at Quixotic Paperie has just started up a weekly challenge and you can find details on the blog here for this 1st Challenge. The theme is to make a birthday card - so this card is also eligible to enter for the first challenge. It is well worth a visit to Quixotic Paperie any time, but at the moment there is also 10% off every item in the store to celebrate Elaine's birthday, so don't miss out on the bargains in the store.