Friday, September 23, 2011

Old Fashioned Feminine Birthday Cards

Next month two elderly women friends will be celebrating their birthdays.  I love making these types of cards and especially using rose images on them.  Unfortunately once again my favorite images are retired ones ... why have all the good ones been retired? 

The first card is sharp and elegant and uses an old fashioned painterly sticker image from "Penny Black".  The image was given a border frame by mounting it on gold paper. The patterned background paper is from "Anna Griffin" and was framed in gold as well.  The gold lace trim is a sticker from the "Mrs. Grossman's Design Line" (also retired).  The gold text is from "Stampendous".

The second card is more ethereal and uses a 3D sticker from "Anna Griffin" over partially glittered purplish die-cut border from "K&Company/E.K. Success".  The patterned background paper is from one of the many "K&Company/E.K. Success" 5" x 7" mat pads and edged in purple ink.  The text is from "Mrs. Grossman's".  To finish the look I added a thin ribbon and bow in silver from "Offray".

Hopefully these cards will have as long as life as the recipients have had.

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