Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pink for a special lady

I learned at my sewing group on Wednesday, that an elderly lady who sits with us, is celebrating  her birthday next week. She is very sweet and I wanted to make a special card for her. She wears a lot of pink which really suits her, so that is what I chose for her card. A blog friend Darnell has been running another NEBUS challenge. (For the uninitiated NEBUS = Never Before Used Schtuff!). I have several unused items, bought over the passed months, that I am just waiting for the right opportunity to use, so I found a set of Sue Wilson dies, from the Gemini range. They come in three pieces, an upper and a lower smooth, shaped edge, and a fancy bit in the middle, and the set I have used here is called Pavo. They are wider than I expected, but they were easy to work with, and I think they look really pretty.
This card is a rather last minute entry for Darnell's challenge which ends tomorrow, so I had to photograph it by artificial light which has made it more of a peachy-pink than it actually is, and the backing card is bright white!
I used the upper and lower edge dies to trim away parts from a 17cm square, pre-cut card from my stash, and I also cut the back of the card to match. Then I found a panel of pink from my snippets box. It is actually a page from a wallpaper sample book I think. Some-one gave me loads of them ages ago. But it has a nice texture to it, and I was surprised at how well it cut with the dies. I again cut the upper and lower edges with the smooth dies, and this time I added the fancy part at the top.
The flowers were made with Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies stamps, and cut with the matching die. I have used the leaves before with my poppy set, but the flowers are another NEBUS item. I used Memento rhubarb stalk ink on white paper snippets, and copic pens to add some extra colour to the petals. Then I double layered each flower and found some pretty jewel flowers for the centres. The leaves are painted with H2Os which gives them a nice sheen, and they are left over from the poppy card I made a while ago, when I got a bit carried away and made loads too many.
The sentiment isn´t one I would put on many cards but it is very suitable for the recipient of this one. I have two stamps of this verse in different fonts, but neither would fit into my oval die, so I printed it out on the computer and then cut it with what I think is a D'sire die. The butterfly came to me a few years ago on a card or gift, so I thought it was time she flew on to a new home.
So I will be linking this up with Darnell's NEBUS Challenge.
I will also pop over and link it in Pixie's Snippets Playground.


Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Kate - and I like the colours, even though they may not be 'true'. What beautiful die cuts, very effectively used!!

Diane said...

I am sure that she will love the card, it is so pretty.

Di said...

Such a gorgeous card Kate - I bet the recipient will absolutely love it! Of course I adore all the pink, what wonderful dies you used there too! And using a wallpaper sample snippet - genius!


Di xx

Jean said...

This is beautiful Kate, The die cut shape is very pretty and so are the lovely flowers. I think your oval die is from Dienamics.
Jean x

SARN said...

Love the look of this card Kate. It totally deserved its showcased pick over in the Snippets Playground.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Annie said...

Oh Kate this is just gorgeous - so pretty . Annie xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, well done, Kate, on using your NBUS! I'll bet you also made the day of the happy birthday lady with this pinkly delightful card for her!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 ~ which was so long ago now! I’m sorry that nursing the Mister back to good health has delayed my visit to thank you. Thank you, too, for your good wishes and prayers! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell