Despite all the cards I make, I am almost a week late with a card for one of my close friends. Even though we are based in the same hospital, and our office is next door to each other, it is very rare – not even weekly – when we see each other. She works two days a week, and I sometimes work at other sites. Needless to say – I am mortified!!!
We are going out for a meal on Thursday night, so I shall have to give her the card and presents then – but even five days is nothing compared to my still having her Christmas presents here. With me! Almost four months! How outrageous is that!!??
Anyway, to my card. Still a last minute thing, but I returned to my die cutting roots again. I put my purple card away yesterday, so you can there isn’t one drop of purple to be found. Brown. That is what we have – brown. With a little sparkle.
I started with a white 8 inch square card base, and added some patterned paper from Be Creative! I am trying a new glue. I usually add most of the layers with double-sided sticky tape, but I had a craft clear-up and found quite a few bottle of Tonic glue, so thought I would try that. I’ll let you know how it stays stuck down………
I then die cut flowers from Stampin Up ‘Stylish Stems Framelits’ and layered Kraft card with a darker brown card for two tone effect. The dark brown card I ‘found’ in a pile I was saving for later, for something special. Why do we do that? Isn’t the card we are currently making that special card to use our stash on? I am sure I have items which I am ‘saving’……………
I then die cut some ferns and leaves with Sue Wilson ‘Finishing Touches – Mosaic Leaves’ and layered them altogether using Pinflair glue. The Pinflair glue allows me to move items around until I get the positioning right, and also allows things to be ‘shoved’ under each other.
I then stamped the sentiment using my Misti – despite me already having layered the die cuts (I know, I know!) from the Altenew ‘Wishing You’ stamp set.
I may have rambled a little and gone off on tangents, but that’s because I’m hoping you haven’t all stuck with my complete and utter tardiness with cards and presents for my friend….
I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
10 thoughts on “Happy Birthday”
Thank you very much, Julie.
Thanks for joining us in our Birthday Celebration at Aud Sentiments
Beautiful card. Love the monochromatic color. Beautiful stamps and dies. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.
Creative with Stamps
Catch the bug
Stampavie and More
Thank you, Billie. I liked the way it turned out.
Thank you Janis. Tonight is the night she gets her christmas and birthday cards and pressies all in one go!
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Always Fun Challenges.
Wow, what a great way to make a monochrome card and still have a lot of flowers!!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Always Fun Good luck!!
Jolanda (DT member)
Thank you Jolanda. I always enjoy my die-cutting
Love all the shades of brown and tan. A very unique card – thanks for celebrating with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Thank you Lin. I enjoyed all my die cutting, quite therapeutic