Thursday, 21 March 2013

30th birthday card

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to Charmaine and Andrene who are new followers this week.

I'm back for Day 3 of the Pattern Play course

and for day 3 we were asked to use a difficult pattern paper on a project. Well I'd had this paper in my stash for at least 5 years and never found a way of using it, but I was asked to make a large 30th birthday card  and thought this might fit the bill. So two challenges to take me out of my comfort zone  - large cards are a challenge because there is so much space to fill - and finally using this very girly paper.

I made an 8 inch by 8 inch white card base, and I found a darker toning card but didn't have a paper that would go with it so I took a piece of paler pink card and stamped little hearts all over it to make my own second patterned paper. 

I typed the sentiment on the computer and used Papertrey Ink mat stack dies to frame it and inked the edge of the top frame with white ink

and I cut a row of hearts with the PTI heart border die to separate the two patterns

and a bought dress sticker finished it off. 


Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. A very fun card Carol and that paper is perfect--very girlie!

  2. This is such a big and fun card. I think you did a great job with that big canvas, and used that fun paper perfectly. That dress sticker was the perfect finishing touch.

  3. Wow, you did a bang-up job, Carol, with all the patterns and making a big card. It is super cute!! I love that you even made your own patterned paper! Remember when we used to do that back in the day?! Well done!


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Carol x


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