Monday, 15 February 2021

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a friend's birthday using lots more snippets.

I cut two pieces of white card slightly smaller than the front of the card and die cut a stitched circle in the centre of both pieces. I layered the panels before attaching a piece of pale blue vellum to the rear of the aperture and then attaching the panel to the card front,  I die cut two waves from snippets of blue textured card and then die cut the bottom of each with the stitched circle so I could inlay them into the aperture.  The reason I had attached two white panels to the front of the card was so the front would lie flat when I inlaid the two waves.  

I used dark blue ink to stamp the sailing boat onto a snippet of white card.  This was coloured with Promarkers before being cut with the coordinating die.  I attached a tiny snippet of white card to the back of the sails and then slipped the bottom of the boat between the two waves - the tiny piece of card on the back of the sails made the boat stand out from the vellum background.  

I took a Happy Birthday sentiment and masked the 'birthday' before stamping 'happy' onto a snippet of white card and then embossing it with clear embossing powder.  I die cut a medium sized cloud with 'happy' in the centre and then die cut a small cloud from another tiny piece of white card.  I stamped 'birthday' onto white card and embossed it before using the coordinating die to cut the sentiment.  I then cut another couple of sentiments from more snippets of white card - these were trimmed down and attached to the back of the stamped sentiment so it would lie flat across the aperture.   The clouds and 'birthday' were then attached to the card.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 6" white matt card blank
     My Favorite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics' die
     Clearly Besotted 'Sail Away' and 'Modern Calligraphy' stamps and coordinating dies
     Impression Obsession 'Ocean Border' and Clouds' dies
     Versafine Majestic Blue ink
     Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder
     Snippets of blue textured card, white matt card and pale blue vellum

I am entering the following challenges:
     Allsorts - Masculine
     Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies - February Challenge
     Love to Craft - Anything Goes
     Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge 396
     Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Kath x


Jo said...

Beautiful, so clean & fresh it x

meg said...

You created a wonderful scene Kath,love the sail boat

Sarn said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!

Glenda J said...

This is so much fun! I love how you put together this perfect little scene - fabulous layout and details.
Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Sue said...

Hi Kath, That is nice. I like how you have layered it.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Mrs A. said...

A lot of work has gone into this card but it is so worth it. I love the little boat riding the waves. Slowly getting back to feeling more normal. Can't bear the thought of having to go through it all again in another 10 weeks time. Hugs Mrs Á.

cotnob said...

A super card Kath, a lovely, clean design - I love it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Pat said...

Your sweet little sailboat looks great in the stitched circular aperture with the pretty die cut wave and clouds Kath and love the stamped part of the sentiment on the cloud with the stamped and die cut piece below. A super card! x

Carol S. said...

A brilliant card Kath and a great design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Jules said...

Hi Kath

I really love this card .. .. such a lovely little scene.

Love Jules xx

Wendy L said...

This looks fab, thanks for joining in at Allsorts Challenge this week, xxx

Mummylade said...

Very nice project! Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

Di said...

You did it again Kath - what a great card! It looks as if you're peeking through a porthole at that lovely little sea/sailing boat scene.


Di xx

Kim said...

Clean and Simple is sometimes the best. Love the little sailboat.