Tuesday, 25 May 2010

16th Birthday Card

A little bit of drama...
I made this card today for my neice Cianna, as she is soon to be 16.  I'm not sure when it is, so I am getting in early.  I am rubbish at remembering things like that and in our family we dont really make birthday fuss, so 'big up' me for making an effort! lol 

As an original Goth (ahem), my favourite colour has always been black, but for a little bit of light relief I sometimes do green.  When it comes to making cards for family I also tend to make them something very me, instead of very them! Wicked eh? ;) and on this occasion, I felt that something dramatic would suit a teenage drama queen! ........(tee hee) good thing she doesnt check my blog!

This card is BIG, I mean mahoosive!.. It was from a qvc kit and is 8 x 8 inches square.  I really felt quite scared when I sat looking at all that blank space, but this Kraftin Kimmie stamp of Marie Antoinette is quite large, and definately needed something spacious and regal.
I used MS daisy punch (on loan) and some kanban foil paper.

I am entering this in several competitions, as I am not sure when I will find time to enter many more over the next few weeks - my revision has to start in earnest. :)

Totally Gorgeous  - Bling it on!
Kraftin Kimmie  - Use a charm
Papertake Weekly  -  Follow a sketch
A Spoonful of Sugar  -  Celebrate
Stampavie and more - Girl Birthday


Paula said...

I love all the detail, the colours are brilliant, just really special, the black & green work so well & the splashes of red & "diamonds" just super. As for that pin & the MS daisy punch ...... added to my wish list.
Take care with all the revision - had to laugh as I've just printed that sketch off to use...
Hope your niece has a great day & appreciates all your effort too.
Paula (PEP)

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Your design is just incredible, Alison! You've done a gorgeous job colouring up Marie Antoinette! Fantastic and love the charm! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Anna said...

Very pretty card, love all the black and green :o)

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's fit well together the black and green
great card your neice will be please with this.
I have visit the craft shop and I've still not seen it here the candy
I'ts really beautiful
Wel we wait when it's here

greetings karin

CreativeCrafter said...

Love the Stamp and the colors, wonderful job coloring the image.

scrappyjan said...

oh wow this is very BEAUTIUFL!!! Love the colours!
hugs, Janiel

Lynn said...

Love this one, a difficult size stamp to use but you did good!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the elegant papers and colours, wonderful image too.

Kiki said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card. Like it very much!

Thanks for joining us at SAM this week.

Hugs, Kiki

Daniele said...

wow what a lovely card thanks for joining us at MTTC hugs

BA said...

stunning card alison!!
thanks for joining us at SAM this week

Tracey said...

Beautiful card, love that image & you've coloured it perfectly. Green is my fav colour too :)


Sussie said...

Magnificient! The forest green colour gives this a really classic feeling! :)


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