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Santoro Gorjuss Decoupage Birthday Card

This card is a little different to my usual style, but as I received a Santoro Gorjuss decoupage set free with a Docrafts.com order, I thought I would use it in this birthday card.

Santoro Gorjuss Decoupage Lilac Birthday Card

I started with the decoupage which was quite easy to pop out of the sheets and just needed a little snipping to tidy up the edges. I used large and small sized square foam pads, as there were some fiddly small sections that needed a tiny foam square on the layers (such as the collar on the dress).

Then I added two extra layers behind the decoupage using Xcut nesting oval and scalloped oval dies. I used papers that I received free with a retired Sweet Dixie die I bought from eBay, so this really was a great value card to make! I also received the matching buttons with my free decoupage set, which matched really well with this card.

Next I added a wide black grosgrain ribbon and added a teal satin ribbon on top to add a different texture, with a hand-tied lilac ribbon added on top. Finally, on top of this I added a peel-off sentiment on to purple card which I layered with the same teal paper I used to back the decoupage, and added this using more 3D foam.

I will be entering this into the anything goes challenges over at Inspiration Destination and Lemon Shortbread.

Colour Throwdown Challenge Card

My colour throwdown card today was jointly inspired by International Dogs Day and challenge #407 over at Color Throwdown (it’s a US site – not a typo!). The colour challenge is:

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Initially I was thinking of using the yellow on a cute little bear, but then I remembered that I had a labrador stamp and I just had to use it!

Golden Labrador Happy Birthday card with paws and dog bone bow

I water coloured the stamp and then used a frame from DCWV’s chipboard set which matches the pet mat stack. I also used a bone, but it looked a little lonely on it’s own in the corner so I stacked up some buttons from the colour palette.

The sentiment is a die cut from Sweet Dixie and I cut this twice using my Big Shot Plus and layered them to show a shadow. The paper underneath is from a 12×12 and the lovely stitched flourish detail was in the corner, which fit perfectly on this card. Lastly I free cut out the paw print from chocolate coloured card for the corner of the card.

I am also entering this into the Seize the Birthday challenge – you can enter multiple times for this one and the optional topping this week is gift tags, so that gives me an opportunity to create another card for this challenge later this week.

Pretty as a peach birthday card

I got to play with new Daisy & Dandelion stamps and cutting dies with this peach birthday card which was inspired by the sketch over at the Paper Craft Crew Challengewhere last week I received an honourable mention in their top picks – thank you!

I will also be entering this into the ‘work, rest and play’ Cutie Pie Challenge and the ‘anything goes’ challenge over at Inspiration Destination.

Peach Birthday Bear with envelope paisley card

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 207

I’m not sure how other crafters handle sketches and challenge themes, but I have a notebook that I write the challenges in and take this to my craft desk to make my cards. Well today it seems my notebook sketch wasn’t quite as accurate as I would have liked and I seem to have migrated the stamped image – hopefully this will still count.

I started with a Daisy & Dandelion clear stamp using a brilliance dew drop ink pad in pearl beige, which I then water coloured in using the same ink pad, as well as pearlescent orchid and pearlescent sky blue. Using the round and scalloped circle dies I die cut the mat and layer for this. This was added on top of a DCWV mat which has a lovely texture – I’m not sure if you can see it, but it has glitter over most of the pattern.

Then I used a mini Xcut die for the bunting in the top corner. The other border is a border tape which I mounted on peach card and cut around the edge. The raffia ribbon is by Forget-me-not and I picked this up from the Works here in the UK as a set with other pastel colours, which I am looking forward to using.

The sentiment is a sticker which I believe was from a DCWV set, which had a square border, and I cut around the scallops by hand to match the scallops on the circle, to complete the card.

The best thing about this card was when I showed it to my husband Simon he reached out to touch the bear as he thought it looked furry! When I was a child we had a large painting of a leopard where the black spots were raised and furry, and the pearlescent beige has a sheen that reminds me of these kind of paintings (although I’m not sure if you can see this through the photo). I also haven’t seen one of those style of pictures in a long time, so it could have been an 80’s fad!