Here's an example of the sort of birthday card my friend Julie asks me to make for her for her friends and family. Julie has a certain style and loves a bit of bling, which I try to incorporate into the cards I make for her.
The papers are from Lili of the Valley and Raspberry Road Designs - Baskets and Bunnies, Father Knows Best and Lili of the Valley and NitWit Collections Solids - Always and Forever.
I've cut an oval out of some Tim Holtz paper with a Spellbinders die and hand cut two backing ovals of burgundy and black because the dies were too big to get the fine line I wanted.
The flowers are all pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, as are the leaves.
For this one I've double "ribboned" if there is such a word. The pale pink organza is from Lili of the Valley Little Bags of Ribbon - Pink. The cream one with black hearts is a Santoro Gorjuss one.
I hand cut the tag and added pink glitter letters from Hobbycraft. Added to this is a silver butterfly charm AND I've actually managed to hand tie some pink organza ribbon to make a decent looking bow :)
The pink glitter sentiment is an Express Yourself topper.
Finally the jewel and enamelled figure and cat are from Diamanté Crafts.
As I was making this it occurred to me that it could be a good card to enter into The Ribbon Girl challenge - Add Ribbons so that's what I'm going to do.
Seeing Julie on Wednesday night with the two cards I've made her - she's already seen the pictures and loves them, hope you do too