Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A 100th Birthday Card!

I was asked to make a '100th' Birthday card for a lady who still enjoys putting on make-up, doing her hair and feeling good! Mmm, I had to rummage through my stamps to fit this bill then I remembered this gorgeous Charleston dancer image from The Stamp Barn.
I coloured with my copics and as the lady is ethnic I used appropriate colours to give her an ethnic skin tone. I decided on an easel card just to add extra glamour to the card. I wanted to use lace to add the touch of 'vintage' but also added 'rhinestones' for the glitz of turning 100 and still feeling glamorous at this age - I hope it worked!
Papers are from stash and the ribbon is SU! chocolate chip taffeta. The birthday sentiment is from The Stamp Barn and the flower is a cream aster from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A close-up of the image

We are enjoying an absolutely gorgeous day at +16oc and the boys are on the front driveway chalking with their dad!! I'm about to join them with my cup of tea! Enjoy the rest of your day whatever you choose to do and thanks so much for your visit. I appreciate any comments that you leave - and all I can say is that I hope I can look and feel this glamorous if I ever have the privilege of turning 100!!! LOL!
Danielle x


Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Danielle. Love the papers you've used and the image also. Hugs Michele x

Patti said...

Wowzers... you totally nailed the vintage,elegant feeling! This is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Great card, Danielle!!

Jessie said...

Wow 100! Your card is beautiful and really elegant Danielle, she will love it!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
This is a very elegant card. I love
the layout and colours. A wonderful card for a very special occasion.
Fiona x

stampinfrog said...

Danielle this card is perfect for a lady turning 100!Love the papers and the image is colored so beautifully and is perfect for the occassion!Fantasticswirls and lace!
Gorgeous card!!!

Cheryl said...

OMG Danielle this is stunning and so elegant!!! It fits the bill perfectly!! Love everything about it!!
Hugs xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Danielle, so elegant, the DP is perfect!
Sue x

Mandy said...

Hi Danielle,
Sorry I've not been by for a while,but I've had no internet...You have made the perfect card for the lady it's beautiful...
Mandy xx

Sue said...

Hi Danielle
gorgeous card beautiful image luv all the gems, stunning card hun, sue,x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Danielle brilliant image and details, so perfect for the occasion.

Pattie G said...

Wow Danielle, this card is so beautiful! I love the color brown and all the swirl rhinestones. The image is perfect...


Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers 100! That is totally amazing and so is your card Danielle!
She will adore this just so very elegant and beautiful!
kim x

KanataNewf said...

Danielle, this is simply gorgeous. I am sure the birthday girl will love it. A very fitting image.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Danielle, fabulous image perfect for a lady of such a grand age
hugs Mandy xx

dolcreations said...

Danielle, I bet this lady has never ever received such an elegant card in her 100 years! She will truly treasure the beauty you have put into this card. You have nailed this one so well girl!!!!
I love the paper, the gorgeous rhinestones...and the pretty little image all coloured to perfection!!!! LOVING that GORGEOUS lace you placed on there as well! Oh heck Danielle..I simply LOVE YOUR CARD!

Mina said...

wow 100 thats amazing...stunning card Danielle, wonderful colour and the image and touch of bling is gorgeous
Mina xxx

Lorraine said...

What a stunning card Danielle I am sure she will adore it. That stamp captures the elegance of that era and your colouring is fab. Hugs xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card Danielle, it is so elegant! Beautiful colours and I love the rhinestones! Your image is perfect too, she will love it, no doubt! Hugs Delphine xx

chris said...

This is the best

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Danielle, what a beautiful easel card!

Andrea, said...

Stunning card Danieele, I love the colours and image and the swirls look fabulous

Nina said...

Oh I love that image Danielle! This card is stunning!

1CardCreator said...

Your card is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning card Danielle...what an amazing age...100...wow!
Love the swirl details.
Have a great weekend.
Carole x

Debbie said...

A really elegant card Danielle, the image is beautiful and I love the crystal flourishes...I am sure it will add to the special day of the lady...reaching the age of 100 is really something to celebrate!
Debbie x

Sue said...

Wow this is lovely Danielle, love what you have done, amazing!
Sue x

Rachel said...

WOW what a perfect 100th birthday card!!!! i love all the bling and the lace you put and that image is fabulous!!! Great job Danielle.

Sue W said...

This is such a beautiful card Danielle! I love that attention is all on the image. which is perfect and just right for your Aperture Card. Beautiful colouring and choice of DP. Congratulations.....so sad you're leaving TMITA!

Sue W said...

Whoops.......wrong card sorry Danielle!!!!
Being here in Aus I am upside down right!!!!

Oh wow your 100th Birthday card is amazing - beautiful Easel Card. You should enter this in SNR 's
for their Mag. here cands@scrapbooknewsandreview.com.


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