Sunday, 20 October 2013

Happy Birthday !

It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge and for the next 2 weeks the lovely Dot has chosen a really simple theme of make a card ! Remember we are a stamping challenge so you must include some on your work.

I've mentioned before that I don't make many cards these days so it's quite nice to do one from time to time. It's also quite handy when there are a few family birthdays coming up!
I started with the background and stencilled using Distress Inks and stamped some script using a stamp from the Artistic Outpost French Flight set. I then stamped some masking tape using an Artistic Stamper numbers stamp using Potting Soil Archival ink and stuck it to the card. The main image is also an Artistic Outpost stamp and is from the Think and Wonder set.

The leaves are a Memory Box die that I've rubbed Distress Ink over and the flowers are cut using the Tattered Florals strip die which again I've rubbed Distress Ink over. I dyed a piece of seam binding and added a buckle. A few pearls and buttons and that was it !

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous work !

I'm also entering this card into the Artistic Outpost referral programme.


  1. A fabulous birthday card Sue, the background has created great depth on which to add your beautiful image and embellishments. Love it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Hi Sue. You have used such exquisite colours and have created such a natural depth to the card. One very lucky person who receives this!!! Beautiful.
    Dot x

  3. Beautiful card Sue, glorious colours and design. The image sits beautifully in your design and your embellishing is perfect. Thanks so much for,joining in the AO Referral Program. Tracy x

  4. Gorgeous card Sue, as usual you've made a wonderful background in such lovely shades that compliment the beautiful image.
    Avril xx

  5. Beautiful birthday card, Sue! Love the background and all the pretty embellishments! Enjoy!

  6. Fabulous birthday card Sue!!! Beautiful colors and details!
    thanks for sharing!

  7. Fantastic birthday card Sue. I love it. Must try this challenge. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Gorgeous card Sue, beautiful stamping and the colours are really lovely
    Claire xx

  9. That's a beautiful card with great romantic feeling. Love all the elements and the lovely image.

  10. Such a wonderful collage here Sue. I love the wonderful details in your makes. It will be a treasured card I am sure.

    TFS and best wishes

    Annie x

  11. Its s beautiful Birthday card, gorgeous details.

  12. Not a difficult challenge this time, make a card, you've made a beautiful one. It's just perfect...
    xxx Ellie xxx

  13. She is a beautiful stamp, her face draws you in.
    Gorgeous colours and details on your card Sue.

  14. So beautiful - delicate, pretty, and a lovely setting for one of my absolute favourite stamps. Thank you for another lovely offering in the AO challenge.
    Alison xx

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