Wednesday 29 March 2017

Spring Colours for a Spring Birthday

The card in this post was made a couple of weeks ago for a grand-niece's birthday. The topper had been lying coloured and unused for a long time and, although the colour scheme isn't one I'd normally use, it seemed right for a Spring birthday card. The image is Whispy from Krista Smith's Saturated Canary collection and is coloured using Promarkers with Crafters Companion glitter spray added to the wings and dress.

Spellbinders dies were used to cut a rectangle and circle frame for the topper and behind those were added two rectangle matts which were embossed using a random dot folder. 

Spotted backing paper, buttons and ribbon from the Sunshine Papermania Capsule Collecton were used and the yellow Happy Birthday paper was printed from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Yellow. The two patterned papers were taped together and die cut using a Sue Wilson pierced square die, then taped to the backing card and the pierced border stitched using an orange thread. 

At last month's craft group meet we were commenting on having lots of flower embellishments in our stash and pondering on ways we could use them.  On Jenna's card I've managed to use up some of mine including paper flowers, mulberry roses and buds, flower buttons and a few little layered up flowers punched using a Tonic punch.  Orange ink from a felt pen was sponged on the edges of some of the flowers.  To the centres of the flowers buttons, flat backed pearls, brads and crystal sticker dots were added.

Little white adhesive pearls were added amongst the flowers and gold leaves, cut and embossed using the leaf die from the Marianne English Rose die set, were added behind the flowers.

Jenna's name and age were added to the card to personalise it for her. Alphabet stickers were added to half inch circles, punched out using Stampin' up's half inch punch and sponged with orange ink, and her age was die cut using Marianne number dies.  Spellbinder circle dies were used to cut the layers behind the flower embellishments and the number eight.

Other embellishments added to this card were a few larger crystal sticker dots added to corners and an entwined heart which was amongst a bag of buttons I bought from Create and Craft many moons ago when Alan and Barry were at the helm.

Hopefully Jenna enjoyed receiving her Spring card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Thanks for reading today


  1. Beautiful card! Love the pretty colors and embellishments! Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

    Glenda's Cards

  2. Aw, this is so sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  3. Oh how cute! I love all your flowers and extra bits and pieces. I'm sure Jenna loved it!

  4. Lovely card for our challenge! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  5. A gorgeous Spring card, the colours are so bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
    Lorraine DT

  6. Super cute card :) Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff challenge blog.
    Tina DT

  7. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams Cindy (DT)

  8. Gorgeous card lovely papers and design.
    Thank you for joining us at OLLCB.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. Very stylish card with lovely spring colours. Many thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  10. Great way to Use Your Stuff! Some great layers and clusters result in a super pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  12. Fabulous colouring, great design and papers! Thank you so much for joining the 'Add a button or 2' challenge at Passion for promarkers this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope to see you again soon,
    Love Jacky x

  13. Lovely birthday card, love all the pretty details. Thanks for joining us at I love Promarkers this fortnight. CraftyNatalie- DT

  14. Gorgeous colourway and papers, lots of layers and things to see.Thank you for joining in at the OLLCB,

  15. Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  16. Lovely card and great colouring! Thank you for joining our "Spring into Spring" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a great day, Maike DT