Monday, 14 February 2011

Pretty birthday card

 A friend asked me to make a card for her niece and I spent an unproductive spell making a mess of each thing I tried and was totally lacking in inspiration until my dear friend Mandi said, do her name...  HUGE! So I did and I love this card.
I used the huge SU alphabet she gave me, to stamp the name in Almost Amethyst and then glued and glittered it with Glamour Dust. I stamped and punched and glittered a couple of Martha Stewart butterflies and added a butterfly charm to the ribbon.
I made the sentiment on the computer picking up the colour from the Fred She Said digi paper.
The border punch is SU and the sentiment tab is Spellbinders.
One stitich at a time - Pretty
Robyn's Fetish - Bling it Up
Challenge Up Your Life - Monochrome


  1. Stunning card Chrissie the alphabet makes a great statement and I love the colour x
    By the way congrats to you and Mandi on your new challeng blog. It's a refreshing change, as is obvious from the amount of entries!

  2. Beautiful Chrissie.Love the colours you`ve used.
    I once did something similar for my Mum on the computer, will have to give it another go.
    How special is a card with your name on it?
    Lynne xxx

  3. What a cute way to personalise a card, love the finished result and I am sure your niece was delighted too, thanks for sharing xxx

  4. What a brilliant card- simple idea but executed so professionally (as all your cards are) - love the colour

  5. I'm sure that Sasha will love this card - so pretty, so sparkly, so feminine!! To be fair, I'd love a card like this :) Those letter stamps are brilliant!

  6. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

  7. Really lovely card - such a pretty colour scheme - [also success at last for me with link to Less is More]

  8. such a simple idea but really effective - and a little girl just loves seeing their names on things x

  9. Just perfect Chrissie, a name is always a good idea when you get stuck & I think the colours are perfect for this age x

  10. Marjo said...
    Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our Big Birthday Bash and Make it Pretty challenge.

    Hope you got in on my comment candy too it's here

    Hugs Marjo

  11. Hi Chrissie
    Fab card ...think i will have to get these letters .....sooooo nice

  12. Well, I've got to say that this card is definately the right thing to do for a girl - if all else fails... however - in your other post about the circular bag you said that you didn't really have a use for such cards... well - I recon the Sasha's of this world would just love them - especially with a smaller one as a matching gift tag or bag 'label'...

    Did you actually cut her name out by hand after you stamped it because it looks like you did it with a cricut... you must have really steady hands!!!

    Its really beautifully feminine - and the colour is so perfect, the butterfly detail was inspired...

    Paula x x x

  13. What a darling card! Love it! Especially all the glitz!

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT on our birthday!

    Floppy Latte Designs in the StitchyBear Digital Stamp store

  14. Chrissie,
    I just love these cards you make I think they look really good.

  15. Fantastic - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Deb xx


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