Sunday, 11 July 2010

The big Reveal

At long last I can reveal my latest project - it has been kept under wraps because the recipient looks on my blog on a daily basis! & I am now with Mum in Oz again for her 80th birthday yesterday.
We had a lovely celebration :-)
So this is the box I made which matches the card inside.

This is a close up of the corner of the box.
I used some of the blooms from my blog candy - aren't they gorgeous! & appropriate for the occasion :-)
I also used some pearl & crystal gems & my Martha Stewart doily edge punch & some co-ordinating ribbon.

The card was wrapped in gold tissue paper ..............

Which opened to reveal the card .......

I used my nestabilities to cut the mats for the important digits which were chipboard numbers which I covered with the co-ordinating paper.
I added pearls and the corner of the card is what I echo'd on the box.
I rounded the corners of the card & used co-ordinating ribbon for the bows.

Happy 80th Birthday Mum :-)


cardesque said...

it is a beautiful gift - I bet your mum is thrilled to receive it! Is winter in Oz the same as summer here in sunny UK?

Kath said...

How lovely is that. I am sure your Mum was delighted with it. A very Happy Birthday to Rachel's Mum if you read this!
Kath x

Sue said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD and box really gorgeous

I am sure your Mum was really pleased - hope she had a fab birthday xxxx

Charliecat said...

How lovely Rachel - a very elegant card.
Happy birhtday Rachels mum.

Rachel said...

Mum says thank you for the birthday wishes :-) She had a lovely day :-)

It's chilly here in Oz. Melbourne is very much like the UK with seasons & weather but hotter in summer & not as cold in winter & of course the other way round! eg today max 16 low tonight of 8, although the other morning it was 3 degrees at breakfast time!

Jennie said...

A Gorgeous card, Rachel.. Hope you are enjoying Oz :)

Rachel said...

Thanks Jennie - Am on a Road Trip down the Great Ocean Road with my son before he leaves for home on Wednesday - Fantastic fun!

Net said...

Happy birthday to your Mum rach! That's a beautiful card!

JoanH said...

Thrilled to bits with the beautiful card Rachel. Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes - I had a lovely day.

Karen@CCC said...

Oh wow Rachel, it's stunning! I LOVE how you placed the pearls too. Your mum must have been thrilled to bits!!

Happy Birthday Rachel's mum :-)