Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Papertrey Ink birthday card

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great Bank Holiday. I'm trying not to think that the next English Bank Holiday will be Christmas Day!

I just want to share a quick card I made for this weeks PTI Make it Monday challenge which was to use colouring pencils on a card. Jennifer used Prismacolour pencils in her video but I don't have any of those and only have a few colours of watercolour pencils. Nevertheless, I thought I'd have a try even though I never mastered the watercolour pencil technique and was so relieved when Copics and Promarkers became readily available.

I came up with this card:-

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I took a piece of card and drew lines across in 2 shades of pink and 2 shades of blue pencil before using a watercolour brush to blend the colours together. I then cut out a panel from it with a Nestabilities label die. Next came the PTI dahlia and leaf dies and stamps and I coloured those with varying shades of watercolour pencil. I made a stitched mat from white and aqua mist card and stamped some sentiments on before attaching the vine die border across. A few pink gems finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. oh it's gorgeous Carol. Love the colours you have used.

  2. This is such a beautiful card! The colors are just wonderful!

  3. soooo pretty - great color combo!

  4. THis is really nice. I love the stitching.

  5. Very pretty flower. Your sentiment combo is very nice too.

  6. Very pretty card, love the soft colours! x

  7. How pretty, Carol. I love the whole design and your coloring is excellent!


Hello, and thank you for taking time to visit my blog. I would really appreciate it if you could find time to leave a comment before you leave.

Carol x


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