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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Happy Birthday! - Saturday 14th July

Hello Bloggers!

Today's card is a birthday card I made after having a bit of a play for our next workshop in a few weeks time.It all came out of the little tag, because that was the little scrap I wanted to use up!
 I took a 6x6 card blank and then tore some polka dot coredinations paper and sanded it back for the first layer. Then I cut a piece of black card and used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge. I hardly ever use these punches now as I usually grab a die, but it was something we had decided we might use in the workshop and I do really like this one.

Next off I did use a Spellbinders die, Grand Labels 23, just to create scalloped edges on a piece of cream card, which I then slightly distressed with Mustard Seed distress ink. I stamped the sentiment using an LOTV stamp and then tied a piece of lace, layered with black ribbon around the two pieces of card and matted and layered the front of the card. 

The script is a Wendy Vecchi stamp from the Studio 490 'Love to Make Art' set. After stamping I cut around it and coloured it all over with the distress ink, then curled the top edges. The tag was a piece of scrap left over after I had been playing with Vintage Cosmic Shimmer Mists, Weathered Wood distress ink and another stamp from the above set. The colour was much lighter when I started, but I used more weathered wood to make it more in keeping with the backing paper. I used a tag as  template, punched a hole and threaded the lacey ribbon through.

The flower was made using Spellbinders Aster Flower die on cream card, coloured with the ink and topped with a yellow button from my Mum's (probably my Gran's before that!) old button jar. The little flowers were from the Flower Creations die and were a couple I'd left over from a previous card. I put a lot of 'excess' die cuts in a box and always check if I can use any of them on a project.

This was a really easy card to make, mostly  from left overs!

Thanks for stopping by,
Carole X


  1. Hi Carole - I am just in the middle of making a card with a tag on it. Thought I would stop for a coffee and check on the blogs I follow at the same time.

    I love your card and the colours you have used. You have used my favourite flower die (think it might be yours as well!!) it makes such elegant flowers. I tend to make batches of diecuts and keep them in a box - sometimes I use up scraps of paper and others I leave them blank for stamping, spritzing etc.

    Love your design.

    Hugs Sue P xx

  2. Hi Carole, great card and I love the stamping- those stamps are amazing!x

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the design and all the detailing. Fabulous colours too


  4. I love your card Carole, turquoise just happens to be my fav colour at the moment. I wish I could rip and tear paper as well as you do. Love how you brought the whole card together, it really is beautiful. A x

  5. Another lovely card Carole. A beautiful layout and such a clever use of 'bits and pieces'.
    Hugs Linda x