Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Birthday

Good day to you! I don't know about you, but the New Year is off to a great start for me. I was able to spend some quality time in my craft room during the Christmas/New Year break (which ends today, sadly) and so I have a card to share with you today.

One of my nieces turns two this month so this little 3x3 card is for her. I'm also playing along with the latest CAS-ual Fridays challenge - to use kraft and twine.

Happy Birthday (1)

I don't have any bakers twine in pink (something I really should rectify!) so I used Caribbean Blue from The Twinery.

Happy Birthday (3)

I tried my hand at using coloured pencils on kraft which Dorcas always does so well and I've always admired but never tried. I stamped the little flower stamp from Sophie's Sentiments by Lawn Fawn in Versamark ink. I then coloured each flower with Prismacolor pencils. I used White first, over that some Light Aqua, then Kelly Green in the centres because it didn't match the twine quite right, and then added a little bit of Aquamarine here and there for a bit of contrast.

Happy Birthday (2)

I do love the effect of coloured pencil on kraft and will have to use the technique again soon! I just realised that this can qualify for this week's Wee Memories challenge - to try something new (in this case, a new technique!).

I stamped the sentiment (also from Sophie's Sentiments by Lawn Fawn) in Versacolor Black Onyx ink and attached the twine to the card with a double knot. Now all that's left to do is make an envelope to match!

Thanks so much for taking a look. Hope you have a great day! :)


  1. A very cute little flower card Jess. I love the effect of coloured pencils on kraft as well! Nice job!

  2. Such a sweet card, Jess!

  3. My sister always wore blue, so I think this is a perfect little girl card.

  4. Beautiful card. I like the little flowers and the coloring.

  5. Totally adorable Jess!
    Pencils on kraft = perfect!
    Glad you could find some crafty time.

  6. Love the simplicity of this design with the little flowers and bakery's twine. Thanks for playing with us at wee memories!

  7. Great CAS design and I love the coloring on kraft! That's a technique I forget to do! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!


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