Monday, 18 August 2008

Birthday Card

Its my nephew's 4th birthday!!! So I made him this card!!!

Had to take the photo inside, blah it's raining!!!!

I printed the animals off the net (they were free to use for personal use), used my watercolour pencils to colour them in, as you can see some of them smudged due to the printer ink and them not been stamped, live and learn!!! I stamped some flourishes around the outside of the matt, and inked the edges, stuck it onto some cardstock and then stuck the animals down, used a white pen to write the message!!

I am not happy with this card but I needed to get it off, and it was 2:30am when I got it finished.

I will be trying something like this again!

Papermaina blue cardstock
Images from the computer
Watercolour pencils
White Sakura Gel pen
Tim Holtz distress inks - black soot and faded jeans
Inkadinkado stamps - Floral Flourishes

The inspiration was found from a fantastic blog I discovered!
Go check out Stempelglede Blog owned by Gunhild Johanne G. Bay, even though she is Norwegian she translates everything she does to English, how sweet is that!!!!! This blog is worth checking out and I am sooo going to do these flowers

aren't they amazing!!!! She gives a tutorial on how she made them!



Micayla said...

OOOh those flowers are so pretty, I need me some of those. Have just ordered me some prima's so they will have to wait me thinks!
Love the card too, very cute! I am sooo into animals at the moment. Have you seen the cute Mindys zoo stamps from Autumn leaves, they are very sweet!

Tracey said...

Awwww that card is cute, you are not alone, I made the same mistake a little while ago with the printer ink, thanks for the link to the blog with the flowers - what a find !!!! XXX

LazyKay said...

Love the wee animal card Helena, I don't think they'll notice the smudges!

Love the flowers, thanks for the link.


Gunhild said...

Your card is so cute! Your nephew is lucky to receive such a beautiful handmade card!

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog! I am completely honored you got inspired by my card, thank you!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Gunhild