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Friday, October 1, 2010

Vintage Birthday Card for a Young Friend

This is an easel gift card and box envelope that Kim created for her friend, Stacey. Stacey loves vintage and French toile patterns, so when Kim found this Mirabelle cardstock by the Paper Studio, she knew it would be perfect for Stacey's birthday card.

Kim finished the box envelope with a handmade flower and pearl accents. A Velcro dot seals the box.

The card is 6"x6" and made from coordinating Mirabella cardstock, and it was given an antique look with Tim Holtz Distress Inks in antique linen and walnut stain.

When placed in the easel position, the framed dancing couple really stand out, and deep red rose buds continue to climb unimpeded. In following with the vintage French theme, the card declares, "Let them eat cake!" When opened, the sentiment clarifies, "Birthday Cake, that is!"

Kim found the vintage image at Digital Tuesday and tinted the dancing couple with Copic sketch markers. The chipboard frame is from Tim Holtz Glimmer Chips. It was colored with Copic sketch markers and hand painted with LuminArte' Bronze Medallion to give it a gilded appearance.

The roses were painted with a coat of LuminArte' Bronze Medallion and a rosewood pearl adds a touch of shine.

This view of the card shows the depth and dimension of the card.

Happy birthday, Stacey! Hope your day is fit for a queen -- while still keeping your head about you. (LOL) Sorry, couldn't resist the pun.

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