Sunday, March 11, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - A Birthday Card by Sue

Hello and happy Sunday, it's Sue here with my first card for our new Simplicity Sunday feature. Sometimes we get a bit carried away with new techniques so it was nice to get back to basics, and I ended up with a card that I really like so that's a result!

The background has been made with Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Broken China that's just been swooshed and spritzed on a craft mat. If you don't get enough ink onto the card with the first layer make sure to keep drying it before re-dipping.
I used a blending tool but with ordinary Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade and covered a couple of pieces of A5 stamping card. I find this size easier to work with than A4. Then I  stamped two of the flowers from Crazy Flowers 1 and embossed in black. These are really easy  to cut out, but I cheated with one of the flowers and used a round scallop edge die.
The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday set and has been coloured with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. Then a bit of matting and layering and we're all done and the card's in the box!

And finally... cuteness alert, this is the inspiration photo for our March challenge - unfortunately the winner doesn't get to keep the cute kitties, but you do have until the end of the month to enter.
Have a wonderful day, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Beautiful card, Sue! Nice idea using a scallop punch for some of the flowers - they get an extra round of flower petals! Thank you for sharing! ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. Love this Sue, beautiful colours and a lovely happy vibe to it as well
    Donna xx

  3. Great colours and use of the funky flowers, Sue!

  4. Hi Sue, great card! It is always good to go back to basics - that's where all the fun starts :)


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