Wednesday, 22 February 2012
50th birthday card
This card was made for a friend's 50th birthday, and is a download from Craftsuprint, but I don't recall who was the designer, and it's not printed on the sheet. There was a lot of cutting out to do for the decoupage, which took some time, and I also punched out some gold grape leaves, and made a bunch of grapes from some burgundy coloured beads and wire.
I altered the base of the card slightly and put a strip of card across to take the grapes and leaves (the grapes were very hard to stick on and I resorted to sticky pads and red tape!), and I also added a couple of extra layers of decoupage. It was quite a time-consuming card, but the recipient was delighted with it, (and his wife and daughters) so that made it all worthwhile. I also made a box for this card, as it was quite bulky, particularly with the beaded grapes!
Thank you very much for visiting my blog, and special thanks to those visitors who leave such lovely comments. It's always nice to know when I'm blogging that I'm not just talking to myself!! It also means I can come and see everyone's blogs, which I always enjoy. xx Jill