Sunday, 24 July 2016

Swinging by with a birthday Hi

I needed to make a birthday card for a cousin in the UK.  I don't know her tastes very well but I know she loves cats so I chose to use a set from the new 2016 catalogue called "Sitting Here".

Do you know how some cards just come about by themselves?  Well that's how the colour of this one ended up being Peekaboo Peach.  I chose the peach for the cushion behind the cat and it went from there. 

The layers of this card were achieved by using the 'masking technique'.  You need to remember to work from the foreground backwards when working this way so the cat is the first thing that is stamped. 

If you'd like to learn how you can do this too, I'd be happy to teach you. 

Because this card is going to the UK I thought 'Can't Beat Snail Mail' from the new Better Than Email set was just perfect.  Because who doesn't love to receive real post in the mail - especially a handmade birthday card!

Inside it simply says "Happy Birthday to One Fantastic Person".

Cardstock: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach
Stamps: Sitting Here, Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners, Balloon Celebration, Better Than Email, Designer Tin of Cards
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight,
Markers: Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Other: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon