Luxurious 60th birthday card

Luxurious 60th Birthday CardLuxurious 60th Birthday Card

I made this card on special order for a lady at my LSS after she saw some of my cards. I took great pains to make it worthy of a lady who is turning 60. Oh, and the entire image is made up of a serviette!

Close-upI got the idea to use a serviete when I saw some cards in the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine that used serviettes as very successful focal images. When I saw these beautiful flower serviettes at a small craft store, I knew what I would do with them! I only bought 4 at the time not knowing I’ll use them all at once (I only thought of layering them later), and when I went back for more the shop has closed down :(. So this is truly a “one of a kind” card.

I decoupaged 4 serviettes onto pieces of card stock (for strength), then cut one of them out to serve as the background, letting the flower “hang over the edge” of the border. For the rest I only used the flower part, which I cut into smaller pieces and layered using foam tape to create a 3D effect. I stuck some of the card stock mats on mounting board for a bit of depth and strength. Finally I decorated the inside with beautiful paper and gold ribbon.
Elmi

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