Thursday, 16 February 2017

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a friend who's a keen cyclist and am entering The Male Room 'Wheels' challenge, Seize the Birthday 'Inlaid die-cutting' challenge, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 'Anything Goes', Crafty Friends 'Anything Goes' challenge and Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk
Die: Joanna Sheen 'Road Bike'
Stamp: Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday'
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Card: Black matt
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc'
Other: Wink of Stella

I die cut the road bike from black card and set it aside. I trimmed the paper to a square and die cut the bike from the lower edge.  The paper was then layered onto black card and I inlaid the bike and paper pieces.  To ensure the inlaid pieces were flat and glued down well, I placed a piece of plain card over the paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The panel was then attached to the card front. To finish I stamped the sentiment in the top corner and highlighted it with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x


  1. Great card Kath. I love how you have inlaid the bike. Christine x

  2. I really like this Katherine. It looks like a misty morning and a good job with in laying the pieces. I would probably have lost a couple! Barbxx

  3. love the subtle background as Barb says it looks like a misty morning, great work on the die cut.

  4. Love the look you have achieved by inlaying the bicycle. Great idea to make sure it was flat too. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. This inlaid bicycle looks wonderful Kath and the paper with that sort of misty look goes perfectly, and finished with a nice simple sentiment. x

  6. What a winner, Kath!! That PP is stunning and the perfect backdrop for the bike! Your cycling friend will treasure this!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Thanks for that great cuttlebug trick to seal the inlaid pieces! Brilliant...

    Your card is lovely. I like the bike diecut and also the faint shadow of the fence.

  8. A super card Kath, a fabulous design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Great card, loving the scene you have created.
    Thanks for joining us over at PENNY'S.
    Jean DT xx

  10. Gorgeous card! Love the design! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges. Hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  11. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 316, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned Paper February challenge – hope to see you again soon x

  12. Great masculine bday card. Thanks for joining in at STB

  13. Very nice card. I like how the bike stands out against the background, and a person can never go wrong
    with a wink of stella sparkle. Nice Job.

  14. Fabulous masculine card, I love that bike! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Friends!
    Tammy x

  15. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  16. BEAUTIFUL card so atmospheric, love the background, A super male card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Challenge. Faith DT

  17. Lovely card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazlnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona