Friday, 13 February 2015

Stick It Down - Birthday Cards

Have you seen this month's sketches at Stick It Down? Each month we offer you three sketches - for double pages, single pages and cards - and I've been putting the card sketch to good use for a couple of quick birthday cards.

The first one will go to my Mum in a couple of weeks time, and I used coordinating peach, white and green papers from a 6x6 pack to punch out squares and flowers. I dropped the bow from the sketch and added an extra row of squares, layering flowers on the plain squares. I inked the edges and moved the squares closer together, matting them on white paper and inking those edges too to make a border around the outside of the block of squares.

Part way through making the above card, I remembered that I had intended to make and stockpile a few male cards, so I set to work again. This time I used a piece of 12x12 paper with multi-coloured squares on it. I punched squares and stars from six of the colours and layered them up again, using more stars this time as all the pieces were plain rather than patterned. I stuck them directly to the card and doodled a border around the outside this time.

One sketch down, and two cards done. Why not hop over to Stick It Down and show us what you can do with one of our sketches? 

Cards - Craft Tonic
Paper - Dovecraft Princess Fairytale 6x6 Pack, Junkitz Rhythmz 12x12
Ink - Docrafts
Pearls - Dovecraft
Peel-Offs - from Stash

Woodware Square Punch
Woodware Daisy Punch
Hobbycraft Star Punch


  1. Both wonderful cards!! Love the soft pretty colours in the first one and the stars on the second! Thanks for playing along at Stick it Down!

  2. Both cards are great but your mom's b-day card is just so soft and pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

  3. LOVE both cards from the sketch, they are really so well done!

  4. Wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Stick it Down!

  5. WoW! You've been productive! Love that you showcased the card with both masculine and a delicate feminine touch for the card sketch

  6. Love both the cards. The first one is so soft and feminine and you can't go wrong with the second one!

  7. What a great way to mix up the sketch. Fantastic cards. I hope that you can show us some more of your work in the future over at Stick It Down.

  8. Amanda your cards are awesome. Your Mom is going to be thrilled with her card. I always have trouble coming up with cards for men so I hope you'll excuse me if I scraplift your design.

  9. Beautiful cards . Thanks for playing at SID.

  10. TWO beautiful cards! WOW Love them both! Thank you for linking up at Stick It Down!