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:
PaperArtsy
Craft Stamper
Country View Challenges
Create With Joy Friendship Friday

13 comments:

  1. Brilliant card, love the colours n composition. Xxx

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  2. Great effect with the Portfolios and a lovely, happy-looking birthday card!

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  3. Fab card - love the wax and the colours!

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  4. I could have sworn the petals were cut from book paper, but now I see they were stamped. Love how you coloured them! A very pretty card! Thanks for visiting earlier!

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  5. Your card totally makes me want to stamp...today!!! I love it and I'm so very isnpired!

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  6. Beautiful birthday card and fab bright colours!! xx

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  7. Love your gorgeous project,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.xxx

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  8. Lovely card, the colours are great and the Portfolio technique is so unexpected.

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  9. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at the PaperArtsy challenge Susan!
    Alison xx

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  10. Beautiful card .... love the bright colours. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

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  11. A beautiful card Susan , your daughter will love . Your invitations will be extra special too !

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