A Very Glam Birthday

Saturday 26 April 2014

My friend Laura is a super-glam girl so for her birthday I needed a very glam card to match her status. I love this image Tiffany in Couture Dress by Milk Coffee, it's exactly the sort of think I can imagine Laura wearing so I knew I was going to use her as my main image. As for the background, I had looked at this sketch many times and not got anywhere, so I left it and left it, and then I had a brainwave. My mum had recently been going through some of my old scrapbooking stash and came across an old paper stack called 'All Dressed Up' by DCWV. She found some pink sparkly paper in there with strips that resembled floorboards and she made a fab layout with it - my brainwave was that the paper also came in aqua colourways as well as the pink - I was right and the paper was totally perfect for the background of my card.

I cut the bottom of the the paper so that the strips were all different lengths, added a huge black crystal flourish and layered Tiffany on top. She is coloured with copics and glittered. To finish off I added a bit of twine (I don't seem to be able to make a card without twine these days), and a couple of die cut butterflies. I absolutely love this card and I know Laura will too. It's funny that a sketch I'd been avoiding for weeks, suddenly came together really well for me. Sometimes stepping back until the inspiration hits is a good idea.

This week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by the wonderful Milk Coffee and they are offering a prize to head on over to join in with this week's sketch to be in with a chance of winning.

Happy scrapping x

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  1. Love what you did with the sketch Niki. I'm sure your friend will love this card! Hugs, Deb

  2. This is just stunning Niki - love how you used the sketch even though it scared you at first!

    Hugs, Vannessa x