Perfect Birthday

Here is my card for the first Casually Crafting Designers blog hop of 2022.

The theme this month is a sketch challenge and I have chosen to use Blessings of Home with the co-ordinating Heart & Home dsp in rich warm colours.

I wanted to make a card with a bit of a vintage feel and started by creating the stamped image. I trimmed a piece of watercolour paper and tore the right hand edge, the flower image has been stamped in Cinnamon Cider.

I let the ink dry before I started colouring using drops of ink and a water painter. It needed to be dry as I wanted some of the Cinnamon Cider to colour the image but at the same time retaining the image lines. I have used Garden Green for the stems and leaves and Pale Papaya for the petals with a little Early Espresso for the flower centres.

Once the image had been coloured and was dry, I used a blending brush with Pale Papaya and then Cinnamon Cider to add a little colour to the background.

The card base has been stamped with the larger floral image and I have cut strips of Pale Papaya cardstock and dsp to go across the middle. The birthday sentiment is from the same set and once trimmed I rubbed the blending brush over to add a hint of darker colour.

For texture I have added a bow of Linen Thread and Pale Papaya ribbon cut lengthways and some copper coloured Brushed Metallic Dots.

I wonder what the other design team members have created for this challenge, you can check them out by clicking on the links below.


If you are interested in purchasing any of the items used here, you will find product links below. Please use this months host code 4SYSXA7C and if your order is over £30 you will get a hand made thank you card and small gift from me.


Thanks for looking,

Katie x