I nearly forgot to take a photograph of the above card. In fact I had sealed the envelope, so had to open it.
Here it is;
The base card & its layer are actually a very soft cream, not as white as it looks here. I stamped the floral flourish in Versamark Ink & embossed with gold EP. Then the "paint / ink" I had nearest to the colour I was looking for was in fact some Cosmic Shimmer mica powder. So I mixed that with a little water & used my water brush. I wanted a more vintage look to the finish so I tore the card around the image then wiped some of the cosmic shimmer onto the edges. I repeated the same idea with the "Happy Birthday" which was stamped & embossed in gold as well.
The 21 came from a die set I have from Tonic. There are about 6 of these age dies & they also fit inside a larger die. I cut this one in a subdued gold card. It had a little "pimple" effect on it which seemed to match the embossing. I used a border embossing folder to emboss a pattern near the fold. It didn't quite reach to the bottom but I was able to cover that fact with the Happy Birthday.
When I was over in Cheshire Oaks a few weeks back I popped into The Works & they had a card of metal keys & locks - so that is where I got the key from. Before attaching it to the card (like a brad) I brightened it with gold gilding wax.
As I said before it is for our grand-daughter, so I hope she likes it.
That's all from me today. 'Bye.