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3/20/2013

Birthday

Hi there, and thanks for stopping in for a little visit. This card is definitely much prettier IRL; my photography skills just don't do it justice! The die is from Cheery Lynn (and cut quite well...I have some that do not!). The motif was cut from lightweight black c/stock, had to poke out a few bits. Mounted on a silvery blue glitter paper & rounded the corners. Cardbase is also black, embossed with an embossing folder; then used Viva Decor Inca Cobalt Blue to wipe some color over the black embossing. The picture does not show up well, but it's quite pretty I think. The sentiment was diecut from black c/s using an Elizabeth Craft die. DH has a birthday next month, and I think this will be for him. Blue is his favorite color! Ya'll have a grand day, and come back again soon. Hugs

16 comments:

Alison Scott said...

Lovely card Mary, hope your hubby has a wonderful day when it comes.

Di said...

Lovely card Mary - and that's a fabulous die too. Hugs, Di xx

Sandy said...

Mary - your birthday card looks charming and I really like it - our cards never seem to photograph the same as in real life and it can be so disappointing - I know.
Sandy

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

Hello Mary: love that die..I really like peacocks...nice job using the glitter paper..I love too glitter stuff!
Have you tried posting your photo in a "large" setting? when you download photo from blogger and your photo is on your post click on it and it will highlight there will be a little "window"/bluish color and there you can choose small, large, add caption etc...if you click on large maybe this way your details will show more? just a suggestion :) ...thanks for sharing
bye
bibiana

jimlynn said...

Mary, I LOVE this! Gorgeous die and I just know your husband will love the card. My favorite color is blue too! Beautiful and elegant!
Lynn

Redanne said...

Hi Mary, that is such a gorgeous die, I love and I love your card, it is a real beauty. I think your DH will be very impressed to receive this. Hugs, Anne x

Carol said...

Beautiful Card, TFS!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love all the glitter and a super image bet the black on the glitter does look wonderful in RL.

Thanks so much for the award.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Your Peacock looks beautiful and I bet it looks superb in real life. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. Thanks for the email. I will pass the info in to my blooging friend. They may be things she hasn't tried.

Judy said...

I think it's stunning, and I too can not quite get the photography down to bring out the best in my crafting, but I can see all past that with your card. It's just lovely, and I bet it is amazing IRL!

xo

Bonnie said...

What an elegant diecut! It's so lovely on the blue! Have you ever seen a peacock in flight? I'll send you some pics. It's awesome!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there - just love this card - and can see why it hard to photograph some cards are just like that!! thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

Janet Vine said...

Neat card!

Janet Vine said...

Neat card!

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous die...so intricate and gorgeous.

I enlarged the card to see all the fabby details and enlarging it really showed off everything you described. I love how you sort of rubbed over the embossed background...makes it so shimmery and pretty.

Brenda said...

Wow Mary this card is beautiful! I love that die, it is amazing! That glitter blue paper is just so dazzling too! Love the embossed card base too!! I think this will be a great birthday card for Joe!! Hugs my friend! PS,Gosh I didn't think it's been so long since I've visited, but it must have been!!! lol I will try to do better!