Sunday, 13 January 2013

Birthday card....


It was my friend Janet's birthday yesterday and this was the card that I made for her.. Wanted to do something different so I pulled out my box of ORNARE pricking templates. 
 I completely pricked the whole image then pricked the centre part of the template twice before cutting it out and mounting it onto some holographic card. I then cut out just the centre circle and attached that with a brad so that the middle swung opened to reveal Jan's name.  Added a few flowers and some tiny pearls which unfortunately dont show up that well....

Well the sun is shining today and that makes you feel a whole lot better, hopefully the snow will keep away...

Anne

39 comments:

happy2craft said...

Hi Anne,
Janet will certainly be trilled with this card.
Love the idea of the centre piece. Really lovely.
Michelle(happy2craft)

Aquarius said...

Really pretty card - I'm sure Jan loved it

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is simply stunningly gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Anne.

Crafty Lark said...

Your card is so beautiful and what a lot of detail work. Glad our snow didn't settle as I have to drive in the dark tonight. It is a bit crisp today but at least we have some light in the sky. xx Flora

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card Anne

aussie aNNie said...

Lucky Jan, Anne, very pretty card and love the technique used...you must have a lot of patience...beautiful colours and amazing design...luv annie

Pauline said...

How beautiful Anne, what a lovely gift for your friend, she will surely love the attention to detail and pretty colours.

brenda said...

The paper pricking is very effective Anne and made a gorgeous card for your friend.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Such a lot of work Anne, but well worth it. Your friend must have loved it. Christine

Valerie said...

Love this card Anne with it's little "secret". Lots of work with all that paper pricking! Lovely day here as well, certainly lifts the spirits!
Val x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Anne love that pricking design

jacqui x

Sasha said...

Gorgeous card, Anne. Beautifully pricked...I love the design! x

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card Anne. Love the look & I've never a pricking template. Can you stitch in the holes if you wanted to? It's so lovely how you added her name under the movable circle.
Glad the sun is shining for you today.
Hugs, Janie

Mary J said...

That's so beautiful, Anne! Gorgeous technique!

fabiola jaques said...

oh wouah! superbe, elle brille elle scintille, pour un anniversaire c'est magnifique et en plus tout ce travail de détail!!! bravo, biz

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Anne , I like the flowers the colours and the paper pricking.
Kevin xx

May said...

Beautiful card Anne, Gorgeous soft colours love the design.. I'm sure Jan will love it! Hugs May x x x

Carole Z said...

Hi Anne, this is such a beautiful card, love the colours and layout, Carole Z X

Sandra H said...

Anne this is beautiful and so elegant lovely colour and layout x

Karen Bourke said...

Great card Anne and I'm sure Jan loved it. I completely forgot to take a photo of the card I made for her,....doh! It's been a long time since I had my Ornare templates out........maybe a time to revisit?

Karen x

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card ... love the rose bouquet with tuille - so elegant. I need to do more paper piercing ... it looks fabulous! And I love the swinging front to reveal your friends name - so clever. Loll xx

Mary Ann said...

Love your ,It is very pretty,love the colors,have a good one....

Jill said...

Lovely card - haven't done any paper pricking for a while, I bet Jan was thrilled with her card.

Patricia said...

Good Snowy Morning Anne,
WOW!! all that paper pricking!!!
Your card is beautiful and well worth the effort, love the colours.

Patricia xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Anne.
luv
Debby

Judy said...

So pretty I have never done that pricking thing you mentioned I must look into that.
New follower,
Judy

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow - that brought back memories Anne - I used to love using Ornare pricking templates - how silly of me to give them away. You have created such a wonderful background - so elegant and classy, and I love how you concealed the name inside the circle. Absolutely fabulous!
Keep warm - Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sandy said...

Your card is beautiful Anne - you truly have created a beautiful card - One of which I have never seen before -- really quite pretty!
Sandy

Vicky Hayes said...

Your friend must have been delighted with this Anne! I love the delicate piercing - it's one of my favourite things to do at the moment too - and I like the way you added the pearls. Vicky x

Anneke said...

you have created a stunnign card with background.
i like the pattern and colors.
greetings from ann

Jules said...

Hi Anne

Gosh you have been super busy on your blog whilst I have been banished .. .. sorry to read you have been poorly though :-( I hope you are feeling much better now.

Lots of lovely creations from you (and your pretty Grand-daughter) - I love this one you have made for your friend. It must have taken ages to make!! Gorgeous colours and backing paper too.

Have a good day and keep warm!!

Love Jules xx

Lorraine said...

A beautiful card Anne. I love the colours and all the pretty details.
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Stunning card love your colour choice and your whole layout. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Krafty Kows said...

What a stunning card. Jeanette

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colour and all that pricking too. Hope you are feeling better now also :) Viv xx

Stephanie said...

Lucky Janet, what a stunning card! x

Shelby said...

That's one exceptionally beautiful card. Love all of the shimmer and the pricking looks amazing.

Shelby

Sandy said...

I still think this is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. I am worried about you and do hope you get well soon!!!
Sandy