14 April 2012

Birthday Card

 On Monday, Hubby asked me to make a card for the bar-maid in the local pub, which he frequents each Sunday night. She was celebrating her 50th on Wednesday and we were invited to a "shin-dig" in the same pub.  That was great as, I already had some cards ready that would suite the occasion, no pressure.

Wednesday afternoon Hubby phoned me - the party that night was been co-celebrated by her and her twin BROTHER. Hair pulling out time, as the cards that I had earmarked for her were very feminine cards, with flower and butterflies and I had none suitable. Holy Moly ( or words onto that) what was I to do now?!!!

It was late afternoon, I still had to get the dinner and sort Sonny, I also had to go to a meeting that evening, so time was in short supply. And what do I do when in need of immediate inspiration for anything, I Google. Google images have been a life saver for me in the past, and last Wednesday was no different.

This is the finished product.

With the rush to get it finished, I could only think of blue, which would represent the masculine side of things while the rest of the card is quite feminine, well, I think so anyhow.

The sentiment, "Breithlá Sona Duit" is Irish for Happy Birthday. I printed it out on to white card in a dark blue Gaelic font. It is mounted on a soft blue scallop circle, than on to white circular paper and that on to a darker blue scallop circle.  The patterned paper is from Pink Petticoat printed out on to white card. That is mounted onto a dark blue paper. I wrapped the two ribbons around the P.P. printed paper.

It is a very simple card and fast, (which is what I needed......) No colouring, no images, no bling!
Here is the inspiration.

Dark blue and soft blue paper: Icon Craft - Paper craft kit.
Designer paper: Pink Petticoat - Lola's Boudoir Rainbow collection.
Circle Die: Nestabilities - Circles and Scallop
Sentiment: Computer generated.
Ribbon: Stash - local haberdashery.

Hope you like,


Andaje said...

Never underestimate the power of google:o) Nice work

Doreen said...

What a lovely

Anne-Marie said...

Great result, Vicky.....and I really love that Gaelic font!

Grá O'Neill said...

Elegant card, you'd never know it was made in a rush :)

Cliona Larkin said...

Beautiful Card. You really have managed to cover both the male and female for it. I love it and the Irish saying is perfect. I can't believe it was made in a rush!

Di said...

Gorgeous card - love it!! I love PP stuff but my printer doesn't like printing :-(.

Anonymous said...

Very nice card! Simple lines, but very elegant! Well done!

Faye said...

This is super elegant and stylish. I must try and use blue more. xx

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