Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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Rhagor O Gardiau Penblwydd Cymraeg
Even More Welsh Birthday Cards

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Over the last couple of weeks I have been showing you cards I made for the boss of the company who organise our carers.  I sent her a box full of Birthday and Sympathy cards and she will choose what she wants from them, so I try and make an assortment of different styles, from floral and dimensional, to very plain and simple.  I took photos of them all before I boxed and sent them, and am slowly working my way through croping and uploading the photos to my blog, with some information on what I did.  It might take a couple more posts before I’ve shown you them all.

Today I have another four of the Welsh birthday cards to show you.  They are all made using toppers, backing papers and inserts from the collections of Pollyanna Pickering’s work that Creative Crafting World produce for crafters.  All of these have “Penblwydd Hapus” peeloffs – which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday”.

Card 1

I chose a lion topper for this card.  It is matted and layered onto white cardstock and then onto some of the backing papers from the collection.  Fingerlift tape was used for attaching the topper to the mats and foam tape was used to attach the matted layer to the front of the A5 white base card.  I also cut out a panel of white cardstock with a slightly larger mat of the background paper to put the peeloff greeting onto.  I did use a punch to round the corners of all the pieces used on this card.

Here you can see the raise given by using foam tape to attach the matted topper.

I used an insert from the collection inside, putting a blank panel over the printed English greeting so that I could put in a Welsh Greeting.

Card 2

Scored and folded in half an A4 sheet of cream, hammered, cardstock for this card.  The topper was matted and layered onto a piece of read, pearlescent, cardstock and the greeting panel onto a piece of blue cardstock – both these colours are on the kingfisher so that’s why I chose them.

Not such a good photo.  I should really have checked and edited the photos before I sent the box of cards, but I got ill soon after starting making the asortment and just concentrated on makeing and photographing at the time, and am only now slowly getting the photos edited, uploaded, and blog posts written about them.

I used a matching insert, covering the English wording with the same type of greeting panel I’d made for the front.  This has photographed better than the front.

Card 3

I made this card in landscape format.  This is another one made using cream hammered cardstock with a punch used to round the corners.  I used a sheet of kangaroo background to co-ordinate with the kangaroo topper, but used it as an off-set panel rather than behind the topper.  I used a sheet of orange backing paper as a mat behind the items on this card.

A second piece of the kangaroo topper was used as an inert, with an orange matted panel stuck inside with the peel-off greeting.

Card 4

I’ve gone for pale pink and a light tan coloured backgrounds for matting and layering with this lovely image of a dog and the greetings panel.

Some of the layers were attached using fingerlift tape and some using foam tape to give a little dimension.

I used other pieces of the same pink and light tan backgrounds as insert panel.

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I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.

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