Saturday, 30 June 2018

Chloe Leafy Wreath and Avery Elle birthday card

Hello and welcome back to the July challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge We are an anything goes challenge but each month we have a fun twist for you to join in with if you wish, and this time our twist is 'birthday'. After Christmas cards, I make more birthday cards than any other, so if you are like me, this will be a good incentive to build up your stash.

I love mixing up my stash, especially when I can use new items, then add older titbits and breathe new life into them. That's what I did here

1) Die cut a pierced square and sponge the corners with some yellow ink. I stamped my new Chloe Leafy Wreath stamp using Zig watercolour pens directly on the stamp, spritzed with water and then stamped. I turned the square a little and then stamped again for a second generation impression.

2) Die cut several Chloe Mini Flowers, colour the petals with a Quickie Glue Pen and then ad some fine glitter. Colour the centre of each flower with an orange marker. When everything is dry, shape the flowers and stick them around the wreath.

3) Die cut a stitched circle and stamp the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Thinking of You set in the centre. Stamp the Happy Birthday using the Clearly Besotted So to Speak stamp set in black ink, fussy cut it to lose the speech bubble part, and add it to the circle underneath the sentiment. Raise the circle on fun foam in the centre of the wreath.

4) Die cut a pierced square in yellow card and mat the wreath onto it.

 5) Take a Die'sire stepper card and lightly watercolour the sides with yellow watercolour diluted from a Zig pen.

6) Once it is dry, stamp the flower spray from the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set and watercolour with Zig pens.

7) Finish off by adding a couple of birds and butterflies from the Avery Elle Storybook stamp and die set. Layer up the squares in the centre on the card raising the white panel on fun foam. Use a Quickie Glue pen to add dots of glue around the wreath and add some glitter.

There is a lot of inspiration over on the HLS BlogHLS Blog, and I hope to see you over in the gallery.

I'd like to play along at

Moving Along With The Times challenge - June Blooms

The Crafty Addicts Challenge #49 - say it with flowers

Paper Minutes Challenge #543 - summer meadow
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  2. Thank you for the recipe for this card. I love your wreath, so delicate with all the tiny dots. Is it a splash or is it a stamp pattern? I love the extra dimension thanks to flowers, butterflies and birds. Amazing inspiration, Carol!

  3. This is so pretty Carol. It reminds me very much of an embroidered tablecloth that used to grace my Grandma's tea table on special occasions xx

  4. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog The theme is Blooms with flowers being the main focus of the card. This time Crafty Ribbons is sponsoring the challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

  5. So pretty! The wreath is very lovely with the flowers, birds, and butterflies!

  6. A beautiful card and great description of how you made it, thank you. Thank you also for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel x

  7. This is gob smackin' gorgeous Carol. So beautifully coloured and I love that it is step card. They scare me!

  8. Wunderschön, deine runde, bunte Sommerwiese!
    Vielen Dank für's Zeigen bei Paperminutes.

    Liebe Grüße -

  9. Wow!! This is stunning Carol... I love the design and the fancy shape and your colouring is beautiful! It's way too hot for me here... Just got myself a portable air cooler and so far I'm a lot happier! Been a right grump! Lol!

  10. This is beautiful Carol, such a lovely, delicate stamp - so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

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  12. Beautiful card.
    Hugs xx
    Meena Herale

  13. Gorgeous, Carol! I love that wreath and all the little flowers and birds surrounding the sentiment xx

  14. So pretty! I love all those mini flowers! Really pretty!!!

  15. This is AMAZING!!! I adore the wreath you created and the lovely colors you chose to use. STUNNING design!!

  16. Love this, it’s so pretty!

  17. Your card is so delicate and pretty Carol! I love it!


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Carol x


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