52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 3 December 2017

Birds on a branch Birthday Card

Like me, my friend has a December birthday.  The closer you get to Christmas the less likely people remember about your birthday and I find I quite often am given what I refer to as a "garage card"!  You know the one, where it's an after thought and it will often fall over after an hour of being on display because of the poor quality.  Because I know how this feels, I always make an effort to make this friend a card specific to her.

For the background of this card, I used different shades of yellow, orange, pink, red and purple Distress Inks.

Using my Misti, I positioned and stamped the two sentiments (both from a Stamper's Anonymous set ref: THMM108) using a Versafine black ink.  Still using the Misti, I stamped the bird on the branch.  This was a free stamp from the December 2017 issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine.  

Then using a Stamper's Anonymous honeycomb stamp, I added two sections to the bottom and to the right hand side.  Next, using the Stampin' Up "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set, I added some foxing dots in black.

Finally, I added some white dots across the surface to add a little lightness using my white Signo pen.

In case you would like to buy the Craft Beautiful Magazine, this is the cover and stamp set you need to look out for (I got my copy in Tesco).


  1. Gorgeous card, my best friend Bev (I'm also her carer) feels the same, her birthday being the 28th, so I like to make a special effort xx

    1. I think there are many of us that are like that. Thanks for stopping by my blog of makes and commenting x