Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Birthday card

This card is for the Play Date Café challenge #123, and for the Hero Arts March challenge (flower theme). Here’s the bright and fun inspiration board:

 Here's my card:

The background is watercolour with Distress Ink (Crushed Olive I think, it was in my box of scraps). The flowers were stamped with chalk ink and clear embossed. The script was stamped with a darker blue ink. The sentiment circle was stamped with Archival Ink Vermillion, love the smooth impression it gave. The butterfly was die cut from a really old piece of watercolour paper in my scraps (probably about 8 years old) and stamped with a text stamp. The On the Edge gate was die cut from acetate and painted a bit with Picket Fence dabber (it was also in my scraps). The background is embossed and sanded Core’dinations cardstock (Chipped Sapphire) and the cheesecloth was dyed with Distress Ink Broken China.

Thank you for looking! Have a great day!


Supplies: Hero Arts: Starbursts K5585, Untitled Word Shadow AC005, Newspaper Background S5601, Ticket Frame D1001; Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Butterflies, On The Edge Iron Gate; Sizzix hearts embossing folder; Ranger Archival Ink Vermillion; Distress Ink Crushed Olive, Denim, Broken China; American Crafts fleece heart; twine; mini attacher.


  1. Anna-Karin, I love your card and all the fun elements. I really like the mesh at the bottom. great job!

  2. Yummy! Great job on the challenge! Like the fence and the cheese cloth the best!

  3. OHH! AMAZING layers on this card! LOVE that butterfly! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  4. Oh, how pretty! Love the fabulous layers and colors. The textures are awesome from the embossed background to the cheeseclothes! Neat techniques too!


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