Friday 4 June 2010

Altered Embellishment Challenge

This card was a commission from a fellow choir member. The specific details required were the recipient's name, his age - as it was a 'special' birthday, a bike, as that was to be his 'special' present, and a heart, as he is a heart surgeon.
This is what I came up with. I did discuss with my friend whether the penny farthing would be appropriate, but she thought that the idea was quite fun.
Trying to get a heart into a man's birthday card, when it wasn't for a husband or partner or whatever, was a little tricky, but I decided to substitute the zero from the number 60 with a heart. The only heart shaped brads I had weren't appropriate colours so I heat embossed a silver one with some white embossing powder. I like the effect the embossing has, as it makes an enamelled looking finish, which I rather like.
The challenge from Little Red Wagon this week is to alter an embellishment... just right for this card!
My friend was pleased with the result. Let's hope the recipient will be too!
To answer Anne's question, the image stamp is an unmounted, grey rubber one which I bought on eBay, but sorry... I don't know what make it is.


  1. Chrissie that is great. Where did you get the Penny Farthing, is it a stamp?


  2. That is just perfect. I'm certain he will love it.
    A x

  3. Such an adorable card! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon this week!

  4. That's lovely - men are so tricky to make for but you make it look easy!!

  5. Oh my Chrissie this is one fantastic card I adore that image and the heart for the 0 this is one great piece of work.
    Lorraine x

  6. hi chrissie
    what a fab card...its gorgeous... have ordered the heart from ebay £7.00 including p&p
    thanks Chrissie

  7. brill mans card Chrissie - you never make a bad card - they're all brill!!!

    Paula x x x

  8. Another wonderful card Chrissie, love the bike and love the background colour :o)
    Anne x

  9. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!


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