Monday, 25 February 2019

Special Auntie

Hello lovely peeps

I've got a tri-fold to share with you today that I made for a commission. I'd been dying to use the Large Birthday Sentiments* from Lili of the Valley with some flowers and I'm quite pleased with how this turned out.

To make the card base I folded two sheets of 300gsm A4 Simply The Best card (Limetree Crafts) into half and then cut them down to squares (I glue them together later on after stamping)

* For the middle panel I ended up using the 'Wishes' from the Christmas set - it comes as one word rather than the separate 'Wish' and 'es' in the Birthday set. It took me about five goes to get the 'Birthday' and 'Special' sentiments stamped up properly (inky fluff, uneven pressure, etc.) so I didn't want to risk ruining another card by stamping the parts separately and them not lining up.

After finally getting the sentiments stamped to my satisfaction I stamped on the flowers.  They are from a set by Artemio - I used the smallest three to stamp around the edges of each card, masking off each one as I went, using sticky-note masks.

I coloured in with Copic markers BV000, RV10 and RV63, just building up layers of the same colour by letting each flower dry in between. The centres were coloured with Cool Grey 1 & 2 Promarkers

The stamens were jazzed up a little by adding clear glamour dust glitter then I added some Tonic Nuvo drops in matching colours. The 'To a' and 'Auntie' stamps are from a retired LOTV set called 'Someone Special'.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Stamping Sensations all things bright and beautiful
Mod Squad Challenge - clear or rubber stamps (Artemio, LOTV)
Dream Valley Challenges # 196 sparkle and shine
Colour Crazy Challenge #7 Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge Favourite birthday or Christmas - birthday cards every time. I don't like thinking of Christmas until about October time but inevitably I end up making DT Christmas cards in June
Crafts Dreamy mood board 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Claire said...

A very pretty card in lovely feminine colours. The sentiments look gorgeous with the florals x

Gail said...

A lovely stamped card and I like all the folds and coloring - Thank you for dropping it off at Mod Squad

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card Katrina,love the colours that you have chosen for the flowers. Sorry you had problems with the stamping,but thanks for telling us as it makes me feel more normal when I fall out with something that won't stamp the way I want it to. Nicola x

thecraftycavalier said...

Beautiful card. Really stylish. Jayne x

Fikreta said...

Beautiful card!

Anne said...

That's lovely Katrina, great way to use those large sentiments
Anne x

Squirrel x said...

Thanks so much for sharing your birthday make with us for this theme, just fabulous! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx

Brenda said...

Wonderful trifold card! I love the colors you've chosen, perfect for a birthday celebration. Thanks for playing along with us at As You Like It Challenge!

Lynne K said...

A gorgeous design, Katrina! I love the colours you've used, and the flowers. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.