Saturday, April 27, 2019

Hope Your Day Is On Cloud Nine

Today is our beautiful daughter's 26th birthday and the card I made was inspired by the colours and theme of the gift we gave her....a pair of Peter Alexander PJs! They are so soft and were in a light blue and pink colour scheme, I didn't want to disturb the beautiful box to photograph them for my blog post, which needed to be done after giving them to her as my daughter follows me on social media.

I also thought the sentiment 'Hope Your Day Is On Cloud Nine. Happy Birthday' from the Lift Me Up stamp set was also fitting for the gift and theme. What do you think?


I started off with a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock for the sky and used embossing paste and a cloud mask to create the beautiful fluffy clouds, which also featured on the coordinating gift box and bag from the store, and which gives the dreamy feel.


The main balloon was cut out of retired pink glimmer paper (we should always try to use up our beautiful products even if retired to make room for more!) and backed with retired Pink Pirouette card stock. None of our current pink colours quite matched the colours in her pjs so I wanted to get it as close to possible so out came some left over Pink Pirouette!

The smaller balloons were stamped on Pink Pirouette cardstock with Soft Suede ink as that picked up the colours of the puppy logo etc.

My use of the White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon was also deliberate in blending in that soft dreamy feel, although it was a little tricky to use when I wanted to fiddle and twist the bow to exactly the look and size I wanted, but I think I achieved the desired effect.


I actually embossed the greeting with Versamark & Balmy Blue ink and clear embossing powder, although you can't quite see that, and I forgot to include them in my list of supplies below.

The greeting was then bordered with a stitched effect using a Stitched Rectangle Die, mounted on a Pink Pirouette cardstock, and then raised up with some Stampin' Dimensionals.

I couldn't decide whether to pop the little blue bird on or not and then just decided to leave it there.

Of course a beautiful card front should open up to a beautiful inside so an appropriate greeting was picked and stamped in Balmy Blue ink with a Soft Suede cake and some decorative pink stars.

I was very happy with the results and our daughter loved the gift and card...she wouldn't ever expect anything less than a hand-made card from me anymore!

We had a family lunch out today at a cafe called Spencers that does delicious food and tonight we are going to Tacos Mexican Restaurant at Salamanca with her partner and friends. Looking forward to this as we haven't been there before and it has been a while since we have eaten a mexican meal.

She deserves all the celebration and love that she gives to others to come back full circle to her today. We wish her many years of happiness and enjoyment. xx


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Stampin' Up! Products Used:
[note Pink Pirouette is a retired, not available colour]

Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

1 comment:

inkyfingy said...

Beautifully coordinated, Mae, Di

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