Friday, 26 June 2015

Iris’s First Birthday Card

This card is A5 in size and is made using a hand cut, white linen effect blank.
I can’t believe a year has passed and it was Iris’s first birthday yesterday, it’s like she has always been with us  …. and this, is the card I made her.
I can’t believe I used a whole packet of stickers on it ….. once I started I just couldn’t stop, but I think I got away with it in an over the top, first birthday type way!!!!
The stickers came from Tiger, my favourite shop when I go into Hammersmith, when I stay with Marc.  We are usually in there for an hour plus …. going over everything and discussing at great length a products possible crafting potential!! Anyway, as I am being very frugal these days, I only bought one pack, where in the past I would have bought at least 5 (usually more), spending just £1 ……

The glittered, self adhesive letters came from a Papermania Christmas range about three years back and match the gingham background pattern perfectly.  I’ve also added a very small gold/yellow gem at each end of the bird’s “banners”, for even more glitz and my usual faux stitching, doodling and scattered three dots to finish the design.  Happy Birthday Iris!