Thursday, 7 July 2011

100th Birthday

I was very honored when a friend from church asked me to make a Birthday card for her mother who was going to be celebrating her 100th Birthday. I have not been doing much crafting lately because of poor health but how often do you get the opportunity to make a 100th Birthday card! I suggested a Bookatrix card and my friend was very taken with that idea. She picked out a patterned paper and the colour of the flowers and left the rest to me.

The base layer is Silver Miri card. the next one is the flowered paper my friend choose, the third is a pale lavender glitter card and the last layer is a patterned vellum. The first and third layer have a rope effect peel off along the edge and the second layer has a plain peel off along the edge. I made a flower spray out of the flowers and mounted it on an oval of silver miri cut with a Spellbinders Die. I then separated a large crystal gem swirl and fixed one half to each side of the flower spray. I  also used single lavender gems in the corners of the first two layers and a lavender ribbon down the center.

On the other side I put the above poem, I found the original on the web and changed the words a bit to make it suitable for the occasion. I printed it onto velum and fixed it onto the velum layer and edged with these corners that I had in my stash for some time.

I added this extra 'booklet' under the verse for my friend to write on. I edged it with the same rope peel off and the peel off at the top came from the same set as the ones around the verse. This extra booklet also added the weight needed to balance the card.

I made a box for the card to go into and I also made a stand for the card to be displayed on. I edged the stand with the same peel offs as the card to make it match and I added a sentiment above the flowers. My friend was really pleased with the finished card which made my day. Her Mother had a wonderful Birthday and got her card from the Queen but it was not as individual as the one I had made for her lol.


  1. Oh wow what a beautiful card

  2. That is stunning Elaina, I'm sure she will love it.

  3. what an honour to be asked to make such a special card...and i think you've done your friend proud!

  4. I'm sure the Queen's card was not a patch on this one.. it's absolutely stunning!

  5. wow Elaine, what a stunning card. I am sure the recipients loved it.

    Pop over to my blog as there is a little something waiting for you.

    Elke XX

  6. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design, embellishments and papers you used! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!

  7. Hi this is a wonderful card, I am looking to get one for my gran who is 100 on the 13th Aug, do you sell these or can I commission one. thanks gordon

  8. Hi this is a wonderful card, I am looking to get one for my gran who is 100 on the 13th Aug, do you sell these or can I commission one. thanks gordon

  9. Hi Elaina - any chance you might remember where you had got those peeloffs??

    LOVE the card!!


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