Thursday, 8 August 2019


Good morning crafty friends....

A friend asked me to make a card for her daughter-in-law's mother's 70th birthday - phew, that was a tad long winded!  She didn't specify anything just to 'make a card' and this is what I did make

An 8"sq white card base with smaller panels of black, pink and white card

I used a corner punch on the white card then embossed it, followed by covering it with a piece of double sided adhesive sheet, then removed the backing and sprinkled glitter jewels over it

I die cut and embossed the centre pink card and typed the sentiment in grey ink as I didn't want it to look harsh

I added double mounting foam to the back of the sentiment and adhered it onto the card

Pale pink gems were adhered to the bottom of the sentiment

The white swirls, under the flowers, were die cut and embossed on white card and I used a ball tool to give these a little 'movement' before gluing them in place

I die cut a whole sheet of A4 vellum flowers, in various sizes, shaped them then coloured them

White and pale pink stamens were placed in the centres and I used a hot glue gun to ensure the flowers would stay in place on the card

The colour scheme was carried onto the inside of the card.  I stamped both pieces of white card (looks a much paler pink on here but it is white!)  with a grey ink pad

The space below the verse is for a personal message.  My friend has asked me to write it and as my writing lends to 'flourishes' the space will fill nicely 


  • 8" square white card base 
  • black, pink and white card 
  • stamens - Poppyfield Card Crafts
  • pink gems - Crafter's Companion
  • corner rounder - xCut
  • double sided adhesive sheets - Creative Expressions
  • iced snow Glitter Jewels - Creative Expressions
  • 8"square embossing folder - tulips/Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions
  • Arianna Lace Die Set - Heartfelt Creations
  • Camellia closed petals die set - CE
  • worn lipstick - Distress Oxide Ink/Tim Holtz
  • Atlantic Ocean Background Die - Sue Wilson/CE CED13001
  • square die set - Tonic
  • stamp set - JustRite Clear Stamps/Spellbinders - CR-04405
  • London Fog ink pad - Memento
  • platinum machine - Spellbinders
Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Stunning June - the colours are lovely - very subtle! I am sure the recipient appreciated it!

  2. A beautiful and elegant card, June!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Fabulous card, love the colours and the flowers are out of this world

  4. This looks just perfect for your friend's, daughter's M in L. It is so pretty and i love the inside just as much as the outside. Thank you June.

  5. A stunning card, June, so pretty and feminine. xx

  6. This is a gorgeous card June and I am sure the recipient will love it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  7. Stunning card love the gorgeous soft colours. When my dad turned a 100 it was hard to make him a card for that age BUT when he turned 103 it was harder...xx [I was his home carer in my home for 3 yrs...the best time of my life]

  8. This is just exquisite June! The pale pink and white gives your design such a delicate feel and the recipient is going to just love it.


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