Sunday, May 2, 2010

Card Making: Happy Birthday!

When I received this sweet "Tilda with 3 flowers" I knew I had to use it right away, it is so cute! So I made a happy birthday card for a friend, but since this is my first sitting Tilda, I had to think a little about where she would sit on!LOL!
So, being spring and all, I decided to put her on a tree branch! This is how:
First of all, I used green cardstock for the card base and stamped on it with Versamark and a folliage stamp. Then I heat embossed it with a clear but sparkly embossing powder and then colored the lot with distress inks in various shades of green. Then I wiped the lot with a lightly humid paper towel, so as to reveal the stamped leaves.
Next step was to make the branches, so I cut them freehand from a brown cardstock piece, did some sanding, inking, etc and adhered it on the card. The result was ok but a little flat, so I started punching some leaves using the Martha Stewart Oak Leaf punch, and adhered them in bunches using foam squares.
Then I thought that I should add some tiny flowers and decided to make them myself using a technique that I see everywhere and lately in Scrapbooking in Greece as well. The result was ok, but I decided to enhance it using some UTEE on the petals for a little gloss, I also added a blob of glue in the centre and added some Martha Stewart microbeads.
Then I added the little birds, I cut them from a Cosmo Cricket leftover paper, I think it is quite a cute detail!
Next step, I positioned the Tilda after coloring her with my copics, I chose pink for her outfit because I really wanted her to pop inside all this green!
At this point I thought the card was ready, but then decided to add the Happy Birthday banner, so I colored pink a piece of ribbon and wrote the Happy Birthday on it with a white pen, added some flowers and leaves and...ready! I went wild once more while making this, but it was so much fun!


  1. Κωνσταντίνα, είναι απλά ΤΕΛΕΙΟ!! Δεν έχω λόγια...

  2. Eιναι ΚΑΤΑΠΛΗΚΤΙΚΗ!!!!!!!Μπραβο Κωνσταντινα!!

  3. you have mastered the flowers they are magnificent.....

  4. δεν είναι απλά μια κάρτα...είναι ολόκληρο έργο!

  5. Είναι αριστούργημα!!! χίλια μπράβο σου!!!

  6. Konstantina this card is beautiful! your attention to detail is amazing ,I love it when you go wild!



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