Thursday, 25 January 2018

Happy Birthday To You

I was pleased with Oli's birthday card and decided to tweak the design for another birthday card to put in my box of spare cards.  I'm entering Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes', Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes' and Ally's Angels 'Anything Goes'.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white matt
Image: Lili of the Valley 'Beautiful Blooms' Art Pad
Stamp: Hobby Art 'General Greetings'
Dies: My Favourite Things ' Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner'
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Card: Dark red matt
Paper: Green spot

I trimmed the green spot paper, layered it onto dark red card and attached it to the centre of the card blank.  I die cut the pre-coloured Art Pad image, ensuring the vase of flowers was in the middle of the die.  As I wanted the image to cover the full length of the card, I die cut the flat end of the banner on the piece of waste card from the top of the vase.  I drew around the die onto red card to form my matt layer and trimmed it to size.  The flower image was attached to the bottom of the matt layer and I trimmed the die cut scrap to cover the top.  I stamped the sentiment onto the waste card from the bottom of the die cut image (this ensured all the whites are the same), layered it onto red card and attached it across the join using foam tape.

Kath x


Linda Mc Enery said...

How beautiful Kath! Gorgeous image and fantastic layout! Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Valerija said...

I just love all about this beautiful card! Well done Kath.
Valerija xx

Carol S. said...

I love these books and very useful too. Gorgeous card and love the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Pat said...

I think the LOTV flowers look beautiful with the red layer and dark green spotted paper in the background Kath, and the stitched fishtail banner shows them off so prettily, also the sentiment strip looks great along the top. x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The vase of flowers is so beautiful!! Elegant and fabulous, Kath!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and your layout is great :)
Hugs Kaz xx

meg said...

Placing the image on the fishtail die was a great idea Kath, love the paper you teamed it with, beautiful card

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Beautiful card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful image Kath, it make a wonderful card.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A pretty card Kath, such a beautiful image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Liz McGuire, said...

Lovely card, beautifully co-ordinated, Liz x

KandA said...

Such a lovely card Kath and that is a wonderful LOTV image xx

Janice said...

Very pretty Kath, I always like your layouts.
Janice x

Barb said...

This really is a pretty card Kath and that sentiment is one of my all time favourites. Barbxx