Sunday, December 28, 2014


Hi there, 

I wanted to share a quick birthday card that was due in the midst of the Christmas bustle. I always feel badly for the people in my life that have birthdays around Christmas.  I am usually always scrambling to get my Christmas cards done in time and as a result often forget about the birthdays.  

My Mum had a birthday on the 4th of December and David's Mom's birthday is the 30th of December. Here's the card I did for my Mum.

I used two Sparkle N Sprinkle Sets for my card: Silhouettes Set 493 for the sentiment and Spring Floral Set 490 for the hydrangea. I stamped the Hydrangea in the bottom right of the white cardstock. The petals were colored using a baby wipe wrapped around the tip of my finger with a couple of drops of pink and blue dye ink, and then the leaves with a baby wipe and a couple of green inks. You can see how I wasn't able to keep completely inside the lines, but I don't mind it - I think it gives a nice "homemade" look!

The Hydrangea was cut out using the out of the box Nesties technique along with Spellbinder's Labels Nine. I layered purple cardstock to a pink card base. The white card front was then placed on top of the base temporarily to ensure that the window and the base lined up. Spellbinder's Basic Lattice was cut from white cardstock and taped behind white card front before layering to card base.

I added Sparkling Snow Glitter to the petals with a Sakura Glue PenThe sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder. It was then cut and embossed with a small Labels Nine die and added to the card front with dimensional foam.

A piece of sparkly white ribbon was added to the left side and three self adhesive pearls were added to the top right to finish the card.

Hope you managed to keep up with all your card-making during the festive season. I'm off to get my Mother-in Law's done now!!

See you in the New Year!



  1. Shona, that card is so beautiful! I love the lattice window and the coloring on the hydrangea is fantastic. Great glimmer and shine to it! Happy New Year!

  2. Its Beautiful ! The shaped lattice window makes the card look so delicate and loved the hydrangea :)

  3. Ooooooh! SHONA! how beautiful this is, I know your mum is going to love it. So crisp and elegant with the embossed areas, and really lovely coloring! How did you do the sentiment? Does it show through the lattice? I love it. hugs, de


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