Bicycle birthday card

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Today I present you a card I made for a friend who is an avid cyclist. I created simple watercolour background, stamped a bicycle and added sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Milo Alphabet stamp set, piece of washi tape and a white gel pen. Be careful when sticking washi tape on watercolour paper or other porous surface; I adhered it with some extra glue because it was peeling off easily. I embelished the card with some sequins and wood veneer stars and adhered it to a card base with a piece of patterned paper for background. Enjoy!

Handmade bicycle birthday card using watercolours

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Two watercolour birthday cards for kids

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The cards I show you today were made for my friend’s children. The quality of the photos is not the best as I remembered to take them just before we left for the birthday party and had to use my smartphone…

Anyways, I am recently trying various water-colouring techniques with more or less success and here is the result.

To stamp the little critters I used on of my favourite stamps sets – Hero Art’s Happy Day Animals. The sentiment was stamped with Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC’s set and balloons were hand-cut and cover with clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Handmade watercolour birthday card for kids with bunny and balloon

Handmade watercolour birthday card for kids with bunny and balloon - closeup

Handmade watercolour birthday card for kids with bear and balloon

Handmade watercolour birthday card for kids with bear and balloon - closeup

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Celebrate today

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Very small card today but it has a lot of elements! Good for birthday or another occasion. Hope you enjoy.

Handmade celebrate card

Handmade celebrate card

Ingredients:

  • white card base
  • piece of canvas (I used a tag attached to trousers  I recently bought. Recycling, yay!)
  • stamps: My Mind’s Eye “Everyday Fun Stamps”
  • inks: Hero Arts in Pale Tomato and Wet Cement and Memento in Tuxedo Black
  • scraps from Create Paper’s DIY Shop paper pad
  • brad from American Crafts’ Elements set
  • wooden star from Studio Calico
  • punched paper flower
  • sequins
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Wishing you a happy day

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This year I totally neglected Card Making Day (5th of October). I feel a little bit guilty about it but the truth is, lately I don’t have much time for cardmaking. I haven’t even started to think about Christmas cards yet and I’m getting a little bit panicky because I can see Christmas cards everywhere already!

Anyway, today I have for you a very simple birthday card. Enjoy!

handmade craft birthday card

Simple handmade craft birthday card

Ingedients:

  •  craft cardbase
  • white and blue cardstock
  • stamp from Hero Arts’ Notebook Essentials set
  • ink: Hero Arts in Pale Tomato, Iris, Butter Bar, Green Hills and Soft Pool
  • enamel dots (My Mind’s Eye), wooden stars (Studi Calico) and mini pearls
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Inspired by… #2

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Remember this card inspired by paper bag? Today I wanted to show you another card inspired by something I saw. I was watching IT Crowd recently and really liked colours and pattern on Jen’s dress in one of the episodes. I thought this colour combo would look great on the card.

So here’s what the dress looks like:

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And here’s my card inspired by it:

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Can you see the connection?

To make background I punched out a lot of circles and distressed their edges with distress ink in Walnut Stain.

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Ingredients:

  • kraft card base & kraft cardstock
  • patterned papers from various pads
  • stamp: Simon Says Stamp Happy Every Day
  • ink: Memento in Rich Cocoa and Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
  • twine
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