Sunday 23 April 2023

Birthday card for a special Buddy

I made this card for someone very special:

I used:

- a white DL card

- white card stock for the stencilled panel

- a lovely  iCraft stencil 8527 that I won a while ago over at Allsorts - coloured using TH Distress Oxides and an assortment of 'small detailed' blending brushes rather like pencils with soft ends (bought from Amazon) - they compliment the 'make-up style blending brushes we're mostly using so well

- trimmed the panel down and layered it onto a snippet of yellow card before then gluing it to the card front

- used more yellow card snippets and a VersaFine Clair 'Morning Mist' ink pad to stamp the sentiment, using a set of The Greetery stamps called 'Opposites Attrract'

- then die cut the two parts of the sentiment using a The Greetery 'Opposites Attract' die for the word 'happy' and a die from their 'Opposites Attract Script' set of dies

- layered the sentiment die cuts onto two further die cut layers then glued them onto the card front

All done! My first serious venture into stencilling as well. Unlike most sensible folk I did a high dive into the deep end, as per usual, and chose to do something more intricate. ☺ Happy Birthday sweet friend if you happen to pop in and see this post!

I'd like to enter this into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #49 HERE. The stencil, the small sized blending brushes and the sentiment stamps and dies were all out for a first play!

Sarn has posted the results of Challenge #451 over in the Snippets Playground HERE. As always, we had some really great entries - so lovely how those snippets just keep on multiplying.

Dudley Pupdate: Nothing much to report, although he's loving the Springtime walks - once he's been coaxed into his harness and has his collar on. He's a funny little guy, if he just doesn't feel like going for a walk he lies down on his side and sticks one leg up in the air for a tummy tickle instead! The weird thing is that it's the only time he does 'raise his leg' - he still squats like a puppy for a wee!

He currently looks like a ball of fluff - most likely heading for a bath early this coming week, little does he know!

It's Mo's Rudolph Days Challenge beginning on Tuesday 25th remember! And there's still one week of the current Snippets Challenge to go. See you in the Playground.


  1. Wow! Such a lovely colourful birthday card. Great stencilling and I love that Greetery sentiment. I just know your friend is gonna love it. XXX

  2. Beautiful stencil work Di, you've done well keeping the different flowers to their individual colours, not always easy. It is a nice stencil I'll agree!

    B x

  3. A beautiful card Di - gorgeous colours on the flowers, which you have stencilled perfectly

  4. Excellent stencil work here - you certainly didn't go for the easy option 😀. Those small brushes are really good for detailed stencil work and a great addition to the inky arsenal - so many choices for when we want to spread ink around. Good luck creeping up on Dudley to give him a bath 😊

  5. Beautiful card Di. I’m impressed with your multicoloured stencilling! xx

  6. Pretty card Di, you did an amazing job with the stencil, it looks perfect. Hope you don’t get too soggy bathing Dudley 😂xxx

  7. Ooh wow Di this is such a pretty card your stencilling is amazing lovely colours too x

  8. A fabulous card for your friend's Birthday, Di!! Your stencilling looks awesome and the colours you choose are sweet and cheerful! Love it and I'm sure that your friend will love it too!!
    Dudley is surely a fun guy and keeps your days full of smiles :)
    Hugs, happy Sunday and a usual cuddle to the star of the home! ;)

  9. That's some beautiful stenciling Di, and what an amazing birthday card! I just love it!

  10. Oh wow Di, that's a stunner! You can definitely add stencilling to your list of talents!
    A lazy woof from Molly to Dudley - she's currently snoozing in the sunshine at the back door, though her ears are never asleep and will be on full alert for the oven door opening ;)

  11. Some wonderful stencilling Di and a really pretty mix of colours too. I love to hear about Dudley's antics, always makes me smile. x

  12. A fabulous card Di and lovely stencilling too.
    Kath x

  13. Beautiful multi-coloured, stenciled card. Great work. Your friend is going to love this card! xx

  14. Oh dear, I can see that I will have to add this beautiful stencil to my wish list Di!! What a stunning card you made with it - love those colours. Sorry to have been AWOL - technical difficulties (have just figured out how to turn off blockers temporarily in order to be able to comment using my new computer, le sigh!) as well as life going crazy mad!!

  15. Beautiful use of the stencil, Di! I know it's so appreciated by your good friend! Glad Dudley is enjoying life. Fritz is wishing there was sun every day on the deck. He even took a shade bath pretending it was sunny! PS--my bunny wreath card actually was picked the winner at Time Out, so that DT loved it, too! So happy when my taste happens to appeal to fellow cardmakers!

  16. So pretty, the soft stencilling is wonderful. Not seen those sentiments before - do I need to investigate?

    1. Hi Lynn - it's a hefty-ish outlay for the stamp set plus two sets of dies - but so many possibilities. Seven Hills usually have them in stock - only sayin'! x


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