It's my husband's cousin's fiftieth birthday on Saturday so he asked me to make a card and, although I've made a couple of others (which I'll share soon), I decided to enter this one into this month's Lavinia Stamps challenge as this really is a card for a 'birthday girl'.
I added some more layers to a gelli printed piece of card then cut the numerals '5' and '0' from it. I knew I wanted to add some flowers but it took me ages to work out an effective background. This one is adirondack stream sponged over white card, french verse 2 stamped in stream, then splashes of water to give texture. This was my third attempt at a background; I recycled one of the others into two tags...
..I decided to be a bit brave and use some different coloured inks to stamp the flowers. This proved a bit busy for the background of my 50th birthday card but worked perfectly with some fairy silhouettes on my tags.
I particularly liked using some of my newest Lavinia stamps, the zen blossoms, around the edge of the tags.