Thursday, 14 February 2013

No Valentine Here

Although it is Valentine's Day I don't have a romantic card to share with you, but a masculine birthday card. I guess the loving feeling just didn't flow into my crafting today. This is the sketch for the challenge at CAS Colours an Sketches  this week
It's really fab don't you think?  You don't have to use the same shapes, (as you will see from my card) as long as we can still see the basic sketch in your card - rotate it, flip it, whatever.
I was making a card for a 'bookish' friend and started with a very pale patterned paper for the base.  I stamped the birds (Crafty Individuals) first, masked a rectangle and then added the text stamp (Waltzing Mouse) over the top. I coloured one of the birds for impact. Then I used a tab punch to punch out 'divider' tabs so it looked like a page in a file.  I continued the theme in the sentiment, which is from Sweet Cake. Although it's quite 'busy' I still think it is clean and simple -no sponging, distressing or 'frilly' embellishments.


  1. What a great use of the sketch! Those divider tabs are genius, Louise and your friend will love this. xx

  2. Louise, I love how you altered the shapes, it look great and that masking is perfect. Funny none of our DT went the Valentine route!

  3. Such a pretty card - I love the colors!

  4. Louise, I love your masking and all the unique shapes for the circles! The focal image is so pretty!


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