Sunday, February 26, 2012
Welcome back! I have a Wonderful Birthday Card to share with you today. A nice bright yellow, purple and green kind of Wonderful. The paper used here is from Kaiser Craft and it’s both the front and back of one design called Lilac Avenue. I also happened to have a small stamp of the same type of flower, and as I made a mess on the sentiment while sponging with dirty fingers, it was lucky I had that stamp to cover up the mess!!!
I’ve hand made some flowers to match using cardstock and my hand crimper. Very easy to do, simply concertina fold a strip of card or paper and pinch at one end to make a fan shape. Cover the base and glue some stamens in behind them. The sentiment is a free digi from Birds Cards and I’ve sewn a couple of layers together underneath it.
The Stampin Up little leaves sizzlit came in handy and I used green cardstock and faux stitching around the edges of the leaves. I then used the peice of cardstock the leaves were cut from as a template to draw stitched leaves onto the dp for the inside of the card. A flower was punched from the corner to reveal the next layer colour.
My only gripe with this card, was that I used the sentiment in the wrong direction on a gate folded card base and I cannot stand this card up and read it at the same time!
Oh well, nothing is perfect.
It does kind of look a bit weird standing the right way up lol!
I hope you like it – boo boos and all.
I’ll enter for the following challenges:-
Card Crafters Circle this week has an inspiration photo to use – which is what I did. The bright yellow and the flowers came from this.
Hiding in My Craft Room is Bringing on Spring
Our Creative Corner – Over the Edge
Card Makin Mamas – Birthday
Two Sisters – Anything Goes
Thanks for popping in - I won't be back for a week now as we are expecting my niece to give birth any day - she has had early labor pains and they are keeping her in the hospital to try and keep bub in a bit longer. She is 8 weeks too soon! Keep an eye out for the baby card and photos to come - very exciting times!