Friday, 26 September 2014

"Adrift" Birthday card

Hello crafty peeps, welcome to my crafty nook! I hope you are all looking forward to the weekend. We're picking the girls up from school tomorrow afternoon then having them over night which we're really looking forward to.

I've only made one card since my last post - a sweet sixteen birthday card for my lovely niece Charlie who's celebrating her sixteenth birthday next month, using Santoro's "Adrift" stamp set and the Clearly Besotted "Mini Banners" stamp and die sets.

I stamped the main image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and coloured it in using Pro Markers then fussy cut the image out. I added glittery highlights using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker. I took a sheet of 6" by 6" coordinating  cardstock from a Santoro card stack and trimmed the edges slightly as the card blank I had was slightly smaller than 6" by 6" and curled all four corners using a thin paint brush handle then stuck it down onto the kraft card blank using red liner tape. I stamped the star and moon detail at the top of the card and also the boat image, then coloured the star and moon using Pro Markers in yellow tones. I then stuck down the coloured in "Adrift" image and coloured in the flowers which I found too fussy to cut round. I stamped the Happy Birthday in pink ink using the Clearly Besotted mini banners stamp set and cut it out using the coordinating mini banners die. I stuck it over the moon detail using sticky pads, and carefully wrote "Sweet Sixteen" on the boat like a boat name. Finally I stamped out a verse sentiment inside.

close up of sentiment
Card for Charlie

 I'm really happy with how the card turned out and I hope Charlie likes it too.

I shall write another post once I've made some more cards, until then - keep crafting!

Love and crafty hugs,
Sarah xxxx


  1. Thats lovely she'll love it. Thank you xx

    1. Glad you like it, I'll be taking it to the post office on Monday :) xx


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