For the lower half of the card I used a navy blue stardream paper, embossed with the Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug folder. Although the folder was too small for the length of the card, I managed to line it up and run it through twice, it turned out OK, you could hardly see the join (I hope).
For the top half of the card, I cheated a bit, it was a wallpaper sample I picked up from B & Q, it had large embossed hearts all over it, so I cut a strip of four hearts from it and stuck it onto the card. Used the Robo to cut out TONY from my favourite sparkly wrapping paper and matted it onto dark blue mirri paper. Did the same for the Happy Birthday. Added a some blue and white ribbon across the center,with a few diamond and blue gems. I made the embellishment with pearl strands that I had cut from some silk flowers that I had, made a little satin blue bow, and cut a tiny heart with the Robo which I glittered. Then I added a ribbon across the top, and attached a pretty dangly thing with a diamond brad. I bought the dangler with quite a few others at Ally Pally but I hate using them.... I like them too much, but this one was going to a good home...
My sister Dawn made this for Tony.
No..he's not a bricklayer but.... it's very apt as he is building our extensions at the moment and has been bricklaying for a couple of weeks.. We both thought it was a great card..
Hope you like them,
Would love some comments