Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Lovely 100th Birthday

We just celebrated my mother-in-law's cousin's 100th birthday this weekend. She was able to live independently until just a couple of months ago when she broke several bones in her leg and foot. How amazing to have seen a century of life and still have one's health! God has blessed her with an amazing family, many friends, and loving life experiences. She still talks intelligently with a smile, which doesn't show in this candid shot my hubby took:

I wanted to make a sweet birthday card that was "age appropriate"  and wanted lots of shiny silvery elements.

I used the CTMH Floral 5" x 7" embossing folder for the background:
This close-up shows the shine of the silver-embossed purple butterflies and silver doily a little better. The sentiment was cut using a Spellbinders die set.

I used a strip of a favorite piece of Basic Grey "Euphoria" paper I've hoarded because it matched one of my mom's dresses. I love and tend to hoard many of my Close To My Heart, Basic Grey, and Graphic45 papers, a bad habit I'm trying to break by blessing others with these beautiful papers.

Thank you for visiting! May you also bless others with your lovely crafts! God will bless your loving gestures in return.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
As You Like It - Favorite papers and why (see previous paragraph)
Broken Fairy Designs Challenge #7 - anything goes/twist-embossing
Freshly Brewed Challenge 2016#19 - Birthdays
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #199 - Include a butterfly
Simply Create Too Challenge #113 - lots of sparkle
Tuesday Throwdown  #304 - Happy Birthday

6.5" x 5" Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "Euphoria," Close To My Heart Paper Fundamentals Enchantment - Pomegranate, CTMH Eggplant, White Daisy, and Black cardstock
Stamp - CTMH "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" (retires Aug. 1st)
Ink - Versamark
Tools - CTMH Floral embossing folder, heat gun, Ranger Silver Superfine embossing powder, Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Phrase Set One" and die cutting machine
Embellishments - Silver Sequins (the darkest set in package), silver doily from Michaels


Zw@@n said...

Beautiful card, Vicki. Gorgeous background and colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Berni Cuttino said...

Loving the texture and CAS feel of this beauty. Beautiful design and fab composition.  Thanks for playing in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

sweet art designs said...

Very beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT