Today's card is one which I CASE'd from Lynney, a fellow SU team member (you can see her card here). As soon as I saw it I knew I was going to have to make one as it is so clean and simple but at the same time beautiful, so thanks Lynney for the inspiration.
I have made mine for a work colleague who will be 60 very soon and so have added a bit to the card. I started with a Rose Red card base and then added the Whisper White layer which had been partially embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder. The flowers are cut with the Blossom Party die (this was in the Spring Mini so is no longer available but hopefully it will make it into the main catalogue in October) and I slightly curled the petals before glueing two together and adding to the card. The centres are punched with the 1/2 inch punch and rounded, I do this by placing the circle on the pricking mat and going round in a circular motion with the end of my pricking tool, these were then placed in the centre of the flowers using a dimensional. The sentiment is from the hostess set 'Happiest Birthday Wishes'. As it is a special birthday I cut the numbers from Whisper White using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet die and added a tag saying 'today' punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch, finished with a Basic Pearl.
Have a lovely Bank Holiday and, now it's out of the way, let's hope we start to see some warmer weather :0)