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


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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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