Thursday, May 23, 2013

For Gerry.

This card is for my work buddy Gerry. The digi is her to a T. Hair is exactly the same and this dress is exactly like Gerry would go and choose for a Works party. In black of course.
Gerry nearly always came to work in black or black/white and on the few occasions that she did wear colour she would trip in (on high stilettos) and announce that she was wearing  it especially for me. So this is especially for you today Gerry. Happy Birthday twinne! The added black/white trimming is the only non colour you can have today and I shall be checking up on you later to make sure.


Yellow spotty design paper is by Papermania 'Chatsworth Vintage Collection'
Coloured in using Promarkers and Embossing powder.
Black and white card is a snippet that I have punched the edge using a Tonic punch.
Sentiment frame is by Cheery Lynn Designs B190 #2
Sentiment created in word.
Butterflies cut using tonic mini punch from  the  snippets of left over paper
Black pearl from stash.

 I pondered on how to show the netting as I did not want to colour over her arms and legs
so hit on the idea of running over the image with a Versa Marker pen and using silver metalic  'Wow' embossing powder . I am pleased with the shimmery effect. Below is the inside of the card showing more mini butterflies flitting across the pages.

Entering into the following challenges:
Make It Monday: Paper crafts.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Use your snippets.
Joanna Sheen challenges: Girls, Girls, Girls.
Heck Of A Challenge: Fashion.
The Squirrel and the Fox: Here come the girls.
Ginger Loft: Happy Birthday.
Card Mania: Spots and or stripes.
Kaboodle Doodles: Stripes and or circles.


Di said...

Fantastic Mrs A - so, elegant. And she reminds me of someone else too :)

Hugs, Di xx

Glittered Paws said...

Isn't it fun when you find or make that card that is just perfect for a friend??? Great card and saw this on MIM.

Helen said...

Beautiful - a gorgeous card and I love how you've done the netting on the image.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

Donna said...

Beauitful and pretty card Mrs A, love the elegant image and your pretty design! You're gonna hate me for this but.....

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Mrs A,
Happy birthday to you x

Hope you're having a good one x


Jo said...

A very beautiful and elegant card *claps*.
Happy Birthday Mrs A, I do hope you are having a wonderful day.
Love, Jo xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous girly card Mrs A. A lovely image and colour scheme.

Thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge this time.
Lorraine x

MagsB said...

My oh my, isn't she fabulous! I adore the silver embossing, so chic! The butterflies are so cute, too!

love Mags B x

Diane said...

Awesome card design. Sure to be a wonderful surprise.

regards diane

Zue said...

She looks super cool!
Sue x

Merry said...

Great card, you have done the netting so well.

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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Margreet said...

awesome, elegant lady!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh such a pretty card and elegant image
Thanks for joining us this month at Heck of a challenge for our Fashion challenge
Lisa x

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant - love that image and oh to be able to wear a dress like that again (sigh!). Gerry must be incredibly glamorous if this card is anything to go by :) Elizabeth xx

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Nice colour and with the flutterby's inside too nice surprise... Mxx

Cathy said...

Fabulous Mrs A. so stylish and elegant Cathy x

MaryH said...

Another beautiful lady card! Loved your versamark & embossing idea. Looks very sheer & sparkly. That's a hard look to achieve, but you sure nailed it. Your friend is bound to just love this one. TFS

DesignerDiva said...

Love your funky card, I have a daughter who would love this!
Thanks for playing along this month at Heck Of A Challenge with our Fashion theme and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

scrappymo! said...

Love the versamark and glitter idea!
What an elegant she loved it!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gerry sounds like a real treat, Mrs. A. I can just imagine the two of you together! That card is divine and your silver metallic netting is genius! Fantastic snippets card, too!!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Ahhh yes, twinny. I bet she loved this card. I do, it's yellow!