Friday, 12 February 2016

Birthday Card

I have been busy making invitations to my daughter's wedding which is why I have not posted or visited your blogs much recently.  I simply had to take a break and play this week and here is a card I made for her birthday.  

I love to combine challenges - sometimes they all go together like this time:
at Country View Crafts the current challenge is 'make your own backround'; at PaperArtsy it is wax; and at Craft Stamper it is 'text me'.  Ooooh, fun to do all three!  I decided to make a masterboard and brayered a backround - my favourite way of starting off and learnt from Leandra at PaperArtsy:

I added some stencilling and stamped my favourite script backround randomly.  For the wax challenge Leandra showed us how to use Portfolio crayons with a stencil.  I loved the sound of this so had to have a go:

You get this really cool effect when you heat set:

Then I cut up the backround for my card base.  I stamped some gorgeous PaperArtsy flowers by Sara Naumann (no 14), coloured with Portfolios which really do give a wonderful vibrant colour and cut out:

Finally, the sentiment:

This was such a fun card to do - thanks for all the inspiration!

I'm linking up at:
Craft Stamper
Country View Challenges
Create With Joy Friendship Friday