Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hi there,

Well, there I was just playing away with a bunch of stencils and stamps when I realized that I needed a birthday card for tomorrow, and had an hour to make it!  Downton Abbey was calling!

Yikes! Well still in stencil mode, but without the pastes and multiple steps, I managed to make a very CAS card. I really had a hard time leaving it so simple, but actually am now thinking that I'll make a bunch more (in various other colors) for kid's birthdays. You know the "Hey Mom, do you have a card I could give to Jimmy!" 

One layer card, using Sparkle N Soft Night Sky from Sparkle N Sprinkle, a Die-Versions die and a Sweet Stamps Art Stencil: Geo Triangles background. 

Placing the stencil over a piece of white glossy cardstock, I stamped randomly using a foam circle and Memento Love Letter ink to create the background.

Moving on to the sentiment: Die-Versions Happy Birthday Solo Sentiments, which was cut from Super Adhesive Sheet attached to a piece of black cardstock. I ran it through the Zyron machine and stuck it down to the background. 

Night sky was applied after removing the protective backing. I layered the card front to a black card base and my card was complete! Rather simple, but because the Sparkle and Soft is glittered flocking there is at least some texture.

Liking that (totally by accident) minty background! Don't you just love happy stamping "incidents"?

Hope you have enjoyed this quick share.

I'd like to enter it in the Sweet Stamps 209 challenge: Happy Birthday.

Have a great week everyone!




  1. Ha ha..Happens always with me , though I have bunch of cards ready to be gifted none is perfect when my bro comes asking for it that too on 11th hour ! I loved your card looks perfect for guys and takes less time.I should also create some for my card stash :D !

  2. I love how you've created the background. Lovely, striking card! xx

  3. WOW for a "quick" card, this is great, love the background design and the textured sentiment. Just wonderful.

  4. what a GREAT guy card, Shona! The black sparkly is so, well, SPARKLY! I especially like your wonderful background! (smarty pants - you know how to do everything, don't you! WAHHHHH, I wanna play in your stamp room!) (keep warm!) xoxoxox

  5. That is a fantastic quick card design and so pretty too. I just recently got some stencils so thanks for the inspiration. I think one is almost similar to the one you used too.

  6. What a great , modern Birthday card , I just love it!! Great colour use and what a great background!!!


  7. Wonderful BD card, love the bold letters and dots and great sparkle! Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps challenge.


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!