Gosh, this week has gone by so quickly and here we are at the next challenge. This week we have challenged you to create a birthday card using an Isabella's Sketchbook image, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Isabella has plenty of lovely images to choose from, so any type of birthday can be catered for! Why not pop over to her store and take a look around?
This week I decided to do something a little different. I have an elderly friend who loves flowers and so I decided to make her birthday card for this challenge (she'll be thrilled it's 'on the internet'!). So I went for a simple image that I could use in a different way:
Image: Isabella's Sketchbook, 'Flower Ring 1' and 'Journal Block 2'
Papers: Bo Bunny Basics; October Afternoon scraps
This delicate floral ring is just right for my DF. I decided to stick mainly with three colours - pink, green and lemon - for the whole card, and thought a shadow box card would be just a lovely way to show off this sweet image.
Here's a photograph taken at a slight angle, so that you can see what the card actually looks like:
As well as the floral ring, I used the blank journalling block to frame my greeting. I made more flowers for the frame (with my EK Success retro flower punches) and finished it all off with pretty pink bow in the middle.
This is far from my usual style but not only is it good to step outside my comfort zone now and then, I shall also have the pleasure of knowing that I made a card that my friend will love.
Now it's your turn. We can't wait to see your birthday cards and we genuinely love to visit your beautiful blogs and share some (paper) love! Remember, you could win two images from Isabella's store and the beautiful 'I Won' at Isabella's badge for your blog.
And for more inspiration, why not hop over to Isabella's Challenge blog to see what gorgeous scrumminess my dream team friends have to show you.