closeup of birthday card, stamped and watercoloured flower
Cards, Die cutting, Stamping, Watercolours

Birthday card for the stash!

Life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately, with not much time for crafting 🙁 But I found this birthday card in my photos that I’ve not shared with you, so it’s a good time to enjoy the inspiration!

birthday card, stamped and watercoloured flower

I had a strip of textured card left over from another project so folded it to make a top-fold, narrow card blank. At the time, I had my sewing machine out so when that’s the case, it’s always a good opportunity to do a quick bit of sewing-on-paper.

I can’t keep my machine out all the time – there’s just not enough space around here – so it gets unpacked and packed away again every time. So when it does come out to play, I make sure to make the most of it, and do a bit of extra here and there… sewing some wiggly texture borders and attaching papers and other bits! This one is a good example as I found a bit of fun pom-pom trim that had been waiting for the perfect project. Finally it got sewn into place on this card!

Then I found a bit of spotty paper – it’s hard to see but the dusky pink circles have a faint blue outline that’s the perfect match for the card blank. It was meant to be!!

closeup of birthday card, stamped and watercoloured flower

Then with the pom-pom ‘blobs’ and spotty paper, I went for another layer of mini polka dots to bring the theme together. I diecut the pennant shape, using the Simon Says Stamp ‘Bundle of Stitched Shapes’ die set.

The whole thing is fab to show off a simple stamped flower. It is in the set by Stampin’Up called ‘Remarkable You’. (Sadly, now a discontinued one as I can’t see it on their site.)
I stamped it on watercolour paper and painted in soft colours… pastel pink to match the patterned paper.

It’s fussy-cut and tied with a snippet of pink-and-white baker’s twine, then raised up on the card front with sticky foam pads.

closeup of birthday card, stamped and watercoloured flower

A few pastel gems in pink and pale green, plus a simple greeting sticker, finish it all off.

It thought it’d make a handy card to have in my stash of birthday makes, and will be suitable for any age.
I’m hoping to find some creative time again soon… we have been having a new kitchen fitted so the house is a bit all over the place lately, and I can’t reach my crafty stash shelves for boxes! I hope it won’t be for much longer, anyway.

Hope you get to enjoy some crafty time this weekend, or sometime soon 😉
Ruth x

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