Thursday, 29 December 2011

A winter birthday card

Birthdays don't stop round Christmas just because hallmark and clintons stop selling them. Before I started making the odd card, I used to have to buy the December b'day cards in November and the February ones in January because Valentine's day takes over. No excuse now lol. This one's for my step daughter. Born Old Year's Night.

I've used a Sassy Studio Designs image and the sketchy from Seems A Little Sketchy Challenge Blog.
There's no designer paper used here, just dry embossing. For the top panel, the embossing folder got inked with my SU! whisper white pad and the dark blue cs laid in and run through the big shot, backed with pale blue. The back panel is black/blue cordinations. Again through the BS and then sanded and backed with more pale blue c.s. All mounted on grey blue c.s.

The same grey blue was used as a mat for the image.
Coloured with promarkers with icicle stickles on the fur and glossy accents on the mug, lips and eyes. The image and mat were cut and embossed with a spellbinder die and while the die was in place, a touch of DI brushed on.
The organza ribbon has some beads dangling with the happy birthday sentiment that was stamped onto shrink plastic and heat treated after adding some more DI.
Some "Ice" gems up in the tope left hand corner to finish.

I am entering this card into the following challenge
Seems a Little Sketchy - Their Sketch #3
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Bingo - I've used the RHS line - Embossing, Charm, Pearls


  1. Love the image on this gorgeous

  2. I, too, have a daughter with a December birthday - tomorrow, in fact. I love the image you chose for your step-daughter's card.

    Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy and hope to see you back again soon for the next sketchy challenge!

  3. The embossed cs is gorgeous...the sanding is so effective. You've coloured the image beautifully and although I'm not keen on stickles (Glamour Dust for me!) yours are so sparklicious! Thanks for joining us at LCI. Happy New Year when it comes. xx

  4. Hi Crom,

    And other realization ! What a creativity ! Simple and clean style as I like. Good work ! Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    The good end of year !
    Hugs from France.

  5. Fabulous winter birthday card, sure your DIL will love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to join in with the Charisma Cardz challenge at such a busy time of year.
    Jenni x

  6. Gorgeous card, love all the blues... Thanks for joining us at LCI and Happy New Year...

  7. This is beautiful, I love your tie on! Thanks for joining us at Seems a little Sketchy challenge!

  8. Fab card - love the sparkle and the charms.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this time & good luck.
    Debs xx