On Facebook

On Facebook
Grace Notes On Facebook

On Twitter

Follow Me on Bloglovin

Follow

Copyright Note

The contents of this web site including all text, graphics, photos and design ideas are my own. If you use any of my designs, please provide a link back to this blog page.

If you use my poems in any way, would you please comply with copyright rules and give credit by providing a link back to this page if posted online: gracenotes4today.blogspot.com.

If you use my poetry for UNPUBLISHED projects, please type a byline under the poem's title or somewhere in the description stating Grace M. Baxter as the author. Thank you.

About Spelling

If you follow my blog or know me at all, you will soon realize that I spell certain words differently from what you are used to seeing on most web sites. This is because I am Canadian and I am a spelling NUT. It drives me crazy when things are misspelled. So naturally, it would rub me the wrong way to purposely leave out letters from words that I know need them. Canadian spelling is actually a blend of British and U.S.

Home Dec Projects

Sewing and Crafts

I'm in Cricut Mag.

I'm in Cricut Mag.
My Spring Thank-You Card

My Music

Click the cloud to go to my music on Sound Cloud.

Blog Archive

Copyright Grace Baxter 2011. Powered by Blogger.
August 11, 2013

FABULOUS at 50!

Fabulous at 50, feminine card for 50th birthday, card for shoe lover


When a woman reaches that dreaded number 50, she needs to be celebrated for how wonderful she is! The recipient of this card has so many fine attributes, there is only one word needed to describe her. FABULOUS!


FABULOUS at 50 birthday card front


Everything about this card is hand made except for the bling added to the shoes and flower.

The 5x7" base is cream cardstock that has a linen feel. I embossed the turquoise background panel to break up the space.

The title, "Fabulous" is cut 4" wide from gold metallic cardstock.

The cartridge used for all cuts is Forever Young.




Shoes

Fabulous at 50 birthday card shoes
My recipient loves shoes. This pair of shoes was cut at 3", with each shoe measuring a hair more than 2". 

I cut a base from white cardstock first, to see how the large stones would look on that size shoe. Pretty impressive, so I went with that size.

The shoes have gold heels and inserts from the same gold metallic as the title. The shoe body is a muted cream design, which doesn't show up well in photos.
Fabulous at 50 shoe box designed by Grace Baxter

Box

But the BOX is where I really had fun! It's cut at 2". I altered the shape by cutting the lid off and designing it as a separate piece. Both box and lid are lightly stamped with a script stamp, and inked around the edges.

The finished box is quite sturdy, with the lid being thicker. All box pieces are stuck down using thick square foam pops.

Flower Embellishment

The original flower cuts out with the box. The large flower layer is cut from sparkly pink. That's obvious. I cut the smaller layer from white, and painted the inner petals only, then blended them out. 

Sparkly flower handmade for shoe box on card
This step made all the difference in the flower looking more life-like. A crystal centre sparkles up the flower and matches the sparkles on the outer petals.

The leaves are also white cardstock, painted green.

The layers are all separated by and adhered with pop dots.

To make the shoe box more realistic, I added puffy tissue, first cut with scallops and gathered together, taped at the back.

Fabulous at 50 poem by Grace Baxter

Inside

The poem inside is one I composed especially for my niece. I printed it on the same cream print paper as the shoes, and mounted it on the turquoise. An extra little flower finishes it off.

Fabulous at 50 feminine birthday card




I would definitely describe this card as having "simple elegance".

3 comments:

  1. This is just a fabulous card! Love all of the great details. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMGosh, Grace... What a wonderfully creative card! I Love all the details & such lovely colors, too. Perfection. I'm sure your niece loved it!!!
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    CRe8n4u

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking time to comment. I check them every day! If you would like me to contact you, please leave your email address. Note: spam comments are not approved.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Featured Post

Design Space: FONT REFERENCE GUIDE

Cricut Design Space:  Accessible Fonts I have just completed a long project which I think will be helpful not only for myself, but for a...

Finding Cards

Note to Visitors
For your convenience, cards are listed in the left sidebar in two ways:
1) by Cartridge/s used
2) by Category or occasion

FOLLOWER PERKS!

I appreciate my followers. So, to say "thank-you" I frequently provide step-by-step instructions on some of my most popular cards.

Yes, there are other places to see my cards: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Bloglovin. But THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE where followers can request free PDF instructions for projects. Join the fun!

Faithful Followers

New Followers

When you become a new follower, please say 'hello' so that I'll know who you are and can welcome you!

Follow by Email

TO LEAVE A COMMENT:

Click on any post title and scroll to the bottom of the post. You will see the comment section there.
You can also check off your reaction to any project. Just click in the box next to your choice.

HAVE A QUESTION?

IF YOU WANT ME TO REPLY TO YOUR COMMENT, PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. It's the only way I can get back to you.

My Christmas Blog

My Christmas Blog
Christmas Cards, Downloadable Graphics, Poems

About Me

My photo
I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!