Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy Birthday with Old and New

Hi everyone,

Well i am back with another card, this one i am entering in several challenges. Simon Says Stamp and Show tasked a theme of something "Old" which i am using old backing papers that have been in my stash since i originally started card making a few years ago. The Sweet Stop have a sketch as their challenge and i really liked the sketch, sometimes i find this hard to work by as i just cannot visualise it but this one i seemed to have no issue with. My final challenge is Charisma cardz and their theme is Happy Birthday and if you put the number 4 on your card you get entered 4 times in the challenge. Without much further ado here is what i created...

I started off with a 15cm x 15cm pearlescent white card base. I took two of my patterned papers and cut them down to 7cm x 14cm and adhered them both on black card stock. I then trimmed the black card stock down leaving a small back border. I then cut a piece of black card stock 3cm x 14cm and used a border punch on the bottom. I then fixed this panel to the card base using double sided tape. I then cut another piece of patterned paper to 5cm x 11cm and the adhered to more black card stock which i then trimmed down to leave a small black border. I adhered this to my card with double sided tape. For the sentiment i actually typed it out using Word and then adjust the size and spacing that i wanted and printed onto white paper. I then used a die cutting machine and dies to cut out the white sentiment and a slightly larger one in black which i then adhered together. The sentiment was then adhered to the card using square double sided foam pads to make it stand out a little more. The card still needed a little more so i added a black ribbon bow and punched out a butterfly from the offcuts of the patterned paper and adhered both using Glossy Accents and finally i added a few gems to give the card a little bit of bling.

I used...
Card Blank 15cm x 15cm from Kmart
Black card stock and patterned papers from my stash
Spellbinders Dies
Gems by Kaisercraft
Black ribbon from stash
Butterfly and Border punch both Martha Stewart

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend.



  1. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  2. Very pretty Jo. Love the gorgeous papers.The touch of gloss and gems look perfect. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

  3. Stunning card, love your layout and colour combo, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x