Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Papertrey Ink Ombre Sentiments: Birthday card

Hello everyone,

Addicted to Stamps and More are up to Challenge #245, and this week we have some Photo Inspiration for you

I was inspired by the sentiment as a focal point and by the content which made me want to add some sparkle to my card

1) Take a piece of watercolour card and stamp and white emboss the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Ombre Sentiments: Birthday.

2) Take yellow, orange and red Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens and create an ombre wash over the sentiment. When it is dry, die cut the panel with a Sizzix postage die from the Butterfly Cards Die set.

3) Stamp the floral image from Papertrey Ink Bitty Bouquets stamp set. This is a two stage stamp, so I stamped the leaves in green and added the flowers with yellow and orange ink using the rock n roll technique. Fussy cut the flower.

4) Die cut a stitched rectangle from black card and layer everything up on an A2 card base, and go over the flowers with a SN Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen. 

I find it really hard to capture sparkle on a photograph, but you can see it a bit better on the second photo.

Well, now it's over to you! Why not head over to the ATSM blog to see some great inspiration from the Team, and you can link up your entries there. I can't wait to to see how you interpret the photo.
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. Super card Carol, love the addition of the flower, it really lifts the design. :)

  2. A fabulous card Carol, gorgeous colours and great sentiment - a very striking design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Love the colours you used on this super card x

  4. Amazing!! Can't stay too long you make me spend money!! xx

  5. Wow what an eye catching...lovely colours and so striking and the flower just finishes it off!

  6. So vibrant! I love the sharp with the black. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  7. Stunning! I love the vibrant background panel; a perfect canvas for your pretty blooms! This is a knockout!

  8. Love the bright, ombre panel against the black! Gorgeous card.

  9. Carol, I love the mixture of black and white and one other color, so here the orange really pops! But, it's even further enhanced by a big, bold sentiment. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal, DT

  10. Oh wow! I absolutely adore this card!! The colours are superb! Have to pin this!

  11. OMG!!! This is a stunner! Love the layering and colors.

  12. Oh my GOSH!!!!
    Jaw drops
    I have that postage DIES too
    but never think to frame it with black Frame again
    this is clever idea Carol
    and I loveee your ombree colors..
    Genius (we say in Indonesia JENIUS) card
    I am happy as the same teammate with you Carol
    happy to get some more idea and clever design from you
    biig hugs from Germany

  13. That brightly inked panel really says 'celebrate' to me, Carol. Contrasted with the black and white borders it's a show stopper.

  14. Fabulous card, love the colors. Thanks for joining our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!

  15. The warm orange against that black background is so striking. LOVE the die cut you used for the orange panel as well. Lovely, lovely card!!

  16. The sentiment panel is absolutely gorgeous! Very striking card.

  17. Great card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again! Valentina DT


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Carol x


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