Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

First of all I must say I am so sorry for such a long time between my posts this time, Its been so busy these last few weeks I just have been working from getting up early to going to bed rather late. So a big SORRY .

Today I am showing you a card which I was going to demo on Friday the 6th March on Create and Craft but we didn't get chance to get to my 2nd demo so I thought I would do it on here for you all. I know the flowers have sold out with Create and Craft now so please bear with us until we get more.

First of all I started with a 14cm square card blank in cream. On the opening side I then cut it at 7. 5cm and the bit of cream I cut off I then cut that to 3 cm, this will be added back onto the card a bit later on.
I then cut a piece of the backing paper from Creative cards cd  which I had printed on cream paper, to 6 cm wide and 14cm long, then cut a flag on the bottom of this paper, then attach to a slightly bigger piece of cream card and trim leaving a narrow border.
Now back to the base card, cut a piece of backing paper to fit the top part of the card and also the small bit which is 3 cm wide, leaving a narrow border, I have distressed the edges of the backing paper with gathered twigs distress ink pad. I also did this on the flag part for the middle of the card.
Now attach the pointed part of the flag piece to the narrow 3cm piece of card approx in the middle I used cosmic shimmer glue so it sticks quickly.when this has dried level  the top part of the card with the 3cm part thus leaving a gab in the middle for added interest, glue again with cosmic shimmer, being careful not to put glue on all the flag piece., Trim across the top of the card to make it all level. Now I cut a die cut circle,edged  with distress ink. Attach this to the centre of the card,, then add a little of the web from the Dreamees Twines and Things set.  Now I have used Divine doodles stamp set ,stamped with gathered twigs distress ink pad. arranged on the bottom of the die cut to make a nice arrangement. Stamped a little Happy Birthday sentiment added this across the die cut again to add a little extra interest. Then just twirling some of the twine again from the Twines and Things set around my tweezers to hold in the swirl add these to the sides of the flowers using hot glue, also adding a little bow in the centre at the bottom of the card. Then just add some Dreamees pearls to the centre of all the flowers and then 3 on each side at the top of the card.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at this card and I hope you can try it too.

Have fun

Carol xx


  1. stunning carol thanks for explaining it too, hope my stamps come tomorrow (after hubby goes to work he he) xxx

  2. Wow Carol this is absolutely gorgeous I love the design and the soft colours
    Kevin xx

  3. This is such a pretty card. I didn't get the flowers this time but they do look really nice. The colours are really subtle and the design has definitely got the wow factor for me. Xx

  4. A stunning card Carol..I love the design and colours and the flowers and details are just beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx