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Bright Red Birthday Card with MD Tassels

Hello Bloggers,

Today's card is in really bright colors.

I don't know... I found this red patterned paper in my stash the other day and I just loved it. Again obviously, because the first time I liked it was when I bought it. :)
The tassels are hanging on paper "threads". I had tried real threads of several kinds, but somehow all of them looked awkward here. So I just used my trusted guillotine to produce a thin strip of paper, added some beads and voilà. 

I used some gilding paste on the flowers. First embossed them and then rubbed some paste over the embossing. Looks good, IMHO :) I like using gilding paste, it really makes otherwise simpler things look ... well... a little tiny bit sophisticated? :)

Normally I would make the flowers more dimensional, but this time I had to keep them rather flat - they had a long way to travel to the birthday girl. :)
  • Marianne D Creatable Tassel fringe LR0391
  • Marianne D Creatable Tassel trendy LR0390
  • Marianne Design Lr0192 Creatables Leaves
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0357 Stencil Rand 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0314 Noor Stencil "Border" 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0459 Oval frame with flower and leaves
  • Joy! crafts 6002/0490-oval
  • Joy Crafts 6003/0032 - Vintage Flourishes - Cutting Flowers 
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0385 Stencil - Roll Up Roses
  • Joy!Crafts 6002/0068 -flowers
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz Die - Garden Greens
  • Nellie Snellen Nellie's Choice Shape Die - Flowers-2 Sd045
  • Crealies Creative Flowers die no.3 - CLCF03
  • Crealies Flower Embossing - CL EF 01, 03, 05 etc.
  • Cheery Lynn Designs  DL278 Horizon Fishtail Banners

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog: Challenge 126 - Add Some Embossing
Craft your passion challenges: Challenge 311 ~ Always Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania: May Flowers
The Crazy Challenge: CCH #222 – Three layers or more
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge 156 - anything goes / twist of Use a die cut
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Patterned or Embossed papers (And WHY) - patterned papers obviously :) In crazy, eye-poking colors and flowers to match them. :)
Petal Lu Challenge Blog: Challenge 13# Anything goes
Crafting With Friends: Challenge 20 - anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge: New Challenge #168 "Favourite colour Combination" - I would not name some particular colors, though, I'd rather say I love combinations of bright, very bright colors!
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: Challenge #128: "Flowers everywhere"
Creative Card Crew: 112 - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Fussy and Fancy Challenge 163 - Birthdays
Broken Fairy Challenge - Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes with adding Ribbon or Twine
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: challenge 277 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: May Challenge - Lovely Layers
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges: Monthly Challenge #5 -- Use Your Favorite Technique - gilding paste on embossing (flowers)
Leinzlove Tear Bears Challenge Blog: LTB Sponsored Anything Goes Challenge May #5
 Card Mania - CMC#80 Flowers/Цветя
2 Creative Chicks Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
Our Crafty Corner: Challenge 9
Paper Creator's Crafts: Challenge #47 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: May 2016 challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: The Merry Month of May!
Do-it creatief challenge blog: Challenge #1 Mei - een kaart/creatie met bloemen erop

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    xx Valentina DT team xx
    Tinka's paper wonderlland

  2. Wow what a nice colors Lena! Very nice flowers and tassels!
    Beautiful card and good luck with the challenges!
    xx Gerie

  3. Beautiful card Lena. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  4. I can see why you fell in love with this paper twice, it's gorgeous and so is you card. I'm loving all the wonderful texture. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  5. wow great work!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Such stunning detail!! Thank you for Joining us at 2 Creative Chicks ~ DT MaryAnn

  7. gorgeous, love all the flowers. thank you for joining us at Petal Lu. Regards Lu xx

  8. Wow - such gorgeous colors on this stunning card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. Stunning make, so pretty and elegent. Thankyou for joining us over at Open-minded Crafting Fun for our 'use your favourite technique' challenge. Hope you join us again Lynda xx

  10. So much dimension just lovely. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT

  11. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us.
    Greets Joyce
    DT Do-it Creatief

  12. Beautiful card with nice flowers and tassels en beautiful colors. Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Greetings sabine, Dt Do-it Creatief.

  13. Great work with so many lovely details. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs, Yvonne

  14. Waw this looks really pretty and gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  15. definitely bright but it so works. lovely textures. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  16. Wow! This is stunning creation! So many gorgeous details! Love your design and color combination.
    Thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time too!

  17. Now that is one bright and cheerful birthday card that will definitely be loved by the person who receives it. Thanks for joining in with our 'Birthday' challenge at Fussy and Fancy, and good luck
    Eileen :)

  18. What a great card, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

  19. Fabulous card. So many elements which look great with that gorgeous DP. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Challenge # 5

  20. WOW! This is Amaaaaazing!! So many layers! Thanks for linking up with us at

  21. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Our Crafty Corner.

    Deni Xx

  22. Really wonderful card! The gilding paste looks awesome on those flowers and I love the bright colours and lots of layers you've used. Thank you so much for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, good luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT
    Handmade By Hanne


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