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Happy Botday!

Front of card

The little recipient of this card is mad on Thomas the Tank Engine so I hope he likes this alternative! The stamps are by Kirsty Wiseman, and had never seen ink before. The backing paper was from my stash and the sketch is from Sketch Saturday.

Close up of image

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Happy Birthday Less is More!

One of my favourite challenge blogs, Less is More, celebrates its 4th birthday so what better way to mark the occasion than to make them a birthday card? The theme is pink & grey, and I’ve combined this with the current sketch over at Case this Sketch.

Two things about this card are unusual for me: one, I knew exactly how I wanted it to look and two, I was able to devote enough time this morning to making it! I started off with the Clearly Besotted “Full of Surprise” present & balloons. The present was stamped in Hero Arts Soft Granite, the balloons in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I then painted the ribbons to match.
The number 4 (by Kirsty Wiseman for Personal Impressions) and the greeting (maker unknown) were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The paper by Teresa Collins was fussy cut, then I painted one of the stripes in Picked Raspberry, and the edge in Wink of Stella which unfortunately doesn’t show up in the photos. I finished off with a black sequin in the centre of the bow.
Happy Birthday Less is More – long may you continue!

Football Birthday Card

One for the boys!  My son’s best friend will be 12 on Thursday.  He’s very sporty so his card had to have a sports theme; I’ve had this Paper Nation decoupage in my stash for a long time.  I saw a 6″ square stepper card online & came up with a template to recreate the same thing in metric (I can’t work in imperial!)  I hope you find it useful.

Paper Nation decoupage & backing paper, matted onto DCWV shimmer cardstock, sentiment generated in Craft Artist Professional.