19 April 2012

80th birthday ....


A friend asked me to make a special card for her friend Mary who was celebrating her 80th birthday.  I used Pion papers (from here) cream satin ribbon, zva crystal swirl, cream pom pom, 38mm cream fine cluny lace, rose petal seam binding and various mulberry roses, all from  Ribbon Girl online store.
I will enter my card into the new sketch based Die-Ing for a Challenge  challenge - I die cut an oval frame for my Pion image rather than a round one as in the sketch, and I hope this is acceptable.

My friend, who is totally blind,  really liked the card because she could 'read' it with her fingers and could imagine what it would look like to her friend! 

See you soon, Mary G x

14 comments:

Mau xx said...

This is adorable Mary, what gorgeous soft colours and love your ribbon, and that beautiful swirl is a perfect addition. I am certain Mary will love it.
Hugs Mau xx
sat here doing your colour challenge as we speak :)

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning card Mary and I agree with Mau, the colours are so soft and beautiful and the composition is just perfect. So lovely the lady could appreciate even though she is blind...

Jo said...

This is amazingly beautiful! Fantastic that your friend could 'read it' - and I am sure that Mary will love it :)

jo xx

Janette said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous.xx

sassy said...

now this is special...really stunning beautiful work she will adore it i certainly do hugs sassyx

sassy said...

now this is special...really stunning beautiful work she will adore it i certainly do hugs sassyx

Elaine said...

Hi Mary ,What a beautiful card and so beautifully decorated well done this will be treasured.
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary ,, everything is just sooo beautiful ! I am sure Mary loves this WOW ! :-)
I really like the big 80 numbers too, how did you make those ,,, ?? :-)

hope you're having a lovely weekend :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Mandy said...

Mary, your card is so beautiful.

xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Thqnk you for all your lovely comments! Lorraine I made the numbers with Papertrey Ink numbers 1 - 9 set, I cut them from the blank coasters we sell in the store, then distressed the edges with tea dye - it's pouring down, mostly hailstones, so dark the lights are on and very chilly here in the North East of England, bbbbrrrrr perfect crafting weather, I'm on to my second card of the day, which is good for me ! Mary G x

Teresa said...

Oh wow! Mary this is a real beauty, I love the colour, image, Pion papers, stunning ribbons & lace and the flowers, it's just simply BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs Teresa xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous I love your take on the sketch, thank you so much for joining us this time at Die-ing for a challenge, hugs Pops x

Scrapmate said...

What a lovely idea to make such a tactile card for your friend.

Bev said...

Mary this is breathtaking! I LOVE your take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at Die-ing for a Challenge this month x