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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Aged to Perfection.........

.........or all grown up!!!

 I had been asked to make  an 18th birthday card for a beautiful young lady who is all grown up. I don't think she would class herself as 'aged' lol but she has 'aged' or grown into a beautiful young lady. So that is my take on this week's challenge over at CD Sunday, 'Aged to Perfection'.

For the pink background paper I used the Crafters Companion CD 'Adorables'. The colour matched perfectly with the image background. I found the image in my stash but no idea who it's by. Maybe someone recognises it and will let me know. I hate putting something on the blog and not being able to give credit to the designer.

I placed  the main image at an angle and made a grapevine border using my CD Greeting Card Factory Deluxe. I use this all the time for inserts and it does have lots of useful images too.

From this CD I also made the tag. It was great not to have to 'fiddle' to make a border etc as it was all there. I used zig zag scissors to cut it out. I just had to add my own sentiment which reads.
 'Like fine wine you have aged to perfection. Have a perfect birthday'
Then the 'bling' was added to the top and bottom corners. I also used a green gel pen on the dress as it had printed off very pale and it needed 'lifting'. It also matched the rest of the green in the card and has a lovely shimmer to it.....which doesn't show in the piccie. I'm going to put '18' on the handbag when I can find a green number suitable. I've tried colouring peel offs but the green comes out too dull. So more experimenting needed methinks.
Challenge:CD Sunday ....Aged to Perfection
Joanne Sheen......For Girls
All Sorts......Happy Birthday
Red Carpet Studio.....Birthday Card


  1. What a lovely idea Wynn - & you are right you don't have to old to be aged to perfection do you. I am sure the young lady will be thrilled with this card.
    Gloria xx
    GDT for May @ CD Sunday

  2. This is a beautifully feminine card Wynn.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. A lovely card Wynn. Hope the young lady in question enjoys her 'first?' drink.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CD Sunday.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Yes Wynn i would say that she has aged to perfection too, the back is so versatile, i don't recognise what Cd it came from sorry, great card and thanks for joining us this week.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  5. This is a super take on this weeks theme Wynn, and I like the image you chose. Love the overall design and I know it will be well received.
    Thanks for joining us again this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  6. Thankyou for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  7. Eighteen is aged just about right Wynn, A lovely image and card. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T x
    CD Sunday DT

  8. pretty card! Thanks for play along with RCS! :)

  9. I do hope the recipient had a special birthday and enjoyed your lovely card.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  10. Lovely card Wynn. She is going to love it.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT