Thursday, 5 October 2017

Blooms & Wishes & a Little Foiling - Personalised Birthday Card

So .... it was 27 years ago today that my beautiful daughter was born - and by golly that number does make me feel old !  How time flies and just where did all those years go ?

Abby is a fabulous daughter and makes us all very proud.

I spent part of yesterday creating this colourful and personalised Birthday Card for her.



I used my Blooms & Wishes stamp set and made sure to cover my 5.5 inch square top layer of Whisper White card stock in plenty of complimentary colours.  I wanted something bright and vibrant and feminine.  I love the contemporary look of the big bold flowers in this set.

Once I was happy with the stamping I created the personalised message on the front using Microsoft Word on my PC, by customising the size to 5.5 inch square (14 cm x 14 cm).  I typed in the sentiment using different fonts and some "Word Art".



When I was happy with it I placed my 5.5 inch square stamped layer in my laser printer, and pressed "Print" !! 

Well - unhappily for me, my printer decided to do the dirty and munched up my card !   So I had to repeat the whole stamping process all over again - not good.

After repeating the stamping onto a fresh piece of 5.5 inch square card stock, I made my way nervously to the printer (which was in the dog house !), pressed "Print" and held my breath ...........

This time it played "ball" and printed beautifully.  Oh the mysteries of technology !

Relieved my little work of art was in tact, I then I foiled the sentiment in Gold Heat Reactive Foil using my Minc Laminator.

I was thrilled with how it turned out - the gold foiling on the gorgeous floral background looks really classy.

It was then, simply a question of applying the layer to a 6 x 12 Whisper White card base scored at 6 inches.

It's so lovely to be able to create something with a personalised message.  I never have to use "Moon Pig" again for that !!



Well, that's it from me today - thanks for taking a look and have a great day.  Please pop back again.

I can't believe it's Thursday already !!

Bye for now.

Linda x

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20 comments:

  1. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you so much - I am chuffed you likey xx

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  2. Just love the combination of bright watercolour style stamps and the gold foil. Looks incredible. Happy birthday to Abby.

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    1. Thank you Jane - I loved making this card, even though it took me two attempts !! xx

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  3. Beautiful!
    be honest now....I bet there were a few tiny naughty words in the air in your craft room!
    Glad it all went well in the end.

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    1. The air was several shades of Night of Navy Diane LOL !!! Thank you for your kind comment x

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  4. I love it...it is so bright and elegant at the same time...spreading happyness!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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    1. That was the intention - thank you Cristina xx

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  5. Beautiful card Linda, I love the colors!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie - I like the way they all compliment each other x

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  6. Love itLinda. The mix of foil and pink is one of my fav mixes. I hope Abby gas a great day and enjoys her card. X Ros

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    1. Hello and thank you Ros. I was so pleased with how it all worked well together. Abby had a lovely day and loves her card xx

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  7. Beautiful card Linda you are so talented.
    I received an order yesterday and forgot to put the code on Dog. I have been trying to contact you but the send button doesn't appear to be working.
    In the notebook you made with the card envelope you made, I can't find the plastic dvd like covers in the catalogue?
    Love your tutorials they are so easy to follow love and huggles
    Rosemary xx

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    1. Hello Rosemary - Thank you for your lovely message and yes Abby did have a lovely birthday. There is an error with the catalogue. SU forgot to include these covers when they went to print. This is a link for you
      https://www2.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=119105&dbwsdemoid=5010208 xxx

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  8. Hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday xx

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  9. Meant to be doh not dog blumin predictive text lol

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  10. Beautiful card Linda. I have been following you for some time now and love all that you share with us. You are also the reason that I am now the owner of a Minc machine. I will have to work out how to get a stamped card front lined up to go through my printer because this looks so fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Mary for such a nice message. Custom set your sentiment. Create a document in Word on customised size e.g. for me card I created a 14 x 14 cm square document in Word. Added my Sentiment. Then sent my stamped card which was the same size as my customised Word document through the printer. :)

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    2. Thanks Linda, will have to give it a try some time soon.

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  11. Would love to try this with a large thank you or happy birthday sentiment. I have a foil machine I've not used yet but only an inkjet printer so may not work . Great card and hope the birthday went well
    X

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