Friday, 13 March 2015

Polka Doodles - Birthdays

It's time for another Polka Doodles challenge and this fortnight it's all about birthdays. I missed the last challenge as I was a poorly so I was really up for creating something different and fun for this one.

The card is actually a little longer than a standard DL size, so if you were going to make this you'd need to create your own envelope - not a problem if you've got an Ultimate Pro or similar to hand.

To create the supersized 'Birthday' sentiment I printed off some lovely floral letters from the Picknix CD. I printed them out twice - once onto plain paper and again a thicker cardstock - then carefully hand-cut each letter. I arranged the paper letters overlapping onto the card blank, then added my thicker cardstock letters on top using 3D foam pads for dimension.
There were so many colours and patterns going on in these letters (and FYI I love the combination of the flowers, burlap texture and polka dots), that a patterned paper background would have been too much. It was the perfect excuse to try out my new Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, so I used a thick paintbrush and lots of water to create a wash using pale blue and green tones.

A stamped 'happy', faux stitching, some thin satin ribbon and pretty pastel flowers finished my design. I hope you like it!

 Have a great weekend :)


  1. So wonderful - loving those letters! TFS

  2. Such a Beautiful card, I agree about the background and your watercolour wash is perfect. Penny

  3. Fabulous make. I love this alpha and have it on lots of home decor!

  4. This has turned out so well and I do like the alphabet. Great make.
    Jenny x

  5. A clever little project! LOVE it.
    hugs Asha

  6. Gorgeous card hun.
    Claire xx

  7. Stunning card and love the reminder about the envelope lol. Lou x

  8. Stunning make Melanie. Just beautiful hun.
    Naz xxx


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