Happy 80th Birthday

My latest order saw me making a card for a special Nan who was turning 80.  I love the 1920's - 1930's era so I just had to find a digi stamp that I could use and came across this cutie from The Paper Shelter. She comes pre-coloured and outlined, plus with a background.  I chose to colour her myself in pretty shades of blue and accessorised with some tiny gems, some gloss on her shoes and a tiny prima flower that I cut into points and added a dot of Perfect Pearls.  I also used some Graphic 45 papers as they have an aged look about them.

Other points of interest: the sentiment is raised on 3D foam dots, the entire card is made from scraps of cardstock and the borders are all hand doodled by me.  The font is also a 1920's style font.
Here is a little close up of the image so you can see the colouring and the gloss a little easier.

I am entering the following challenges:
  1. Mojo Monday - Sketch  309
  2. Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers & Pearls
  3. Sweet Stampin' - Got the Blues
  4. Digitally Sweet Challenges - Anything Goes
  5. The Paper Shelter - DT Call
  6. Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
  7. Wags n' Whiskers - Ribbons & Bows
  8. Polkadoodles meets Studio 12 - Significant birthday
  9. Simply Create Too - Vintage or Old
  10. Card Crafters Circle - Portrait of a Woman
  11. CCEE Stampers - Birthday
  12. Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
  13. Sentimental Sundays - Happy Birthday

10 comments

  1. Love this and you're right, it's the perfect image. I love the paper strips!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Digitally Sweet!!

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  2. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely "Blue" card. Debbiex

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  3. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

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  4. Very cute card, I love the digi and the tone of blue you picked! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog & good luck!
    'Shell
    http://shellscardhaven.blogspot.ca

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  5. How very sweet! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

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  6. Ooh so sweet! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges, hope to see you again next week :-) Elaine DT-xxx-

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  7. What a cutie she is, and such a pretty card too. Love your beautiful ribbon too! Thanks so much for joining us for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  8. What a lovely card! Love the cute image! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  9. So sweet. Thanks for playing along with Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

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  10. Love this card! Beautiful colour! Thanks for joining us at Polka doodles! HUgsxx

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Thanks for leaving me some love! xoxo