Another Simple Welsh Birthday Card

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Another Welsh Birthday Card

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A few posts ago – here – I told you I’d won one of Pete Simpson’s Giveaways on FB.  This is the 2nd card I’ve made using bits from within the boxful I got.  I used the purple and yellow spray inks again, and this time also used blue and green paints from the giveaway as well, together with one of Pete’s own stencils and one of his texture stamps.

What I Did

I started by setting out a panel on my computer that included a rounded corner rectangle and an oval – nearly circular but not quite.  These were given a wide deep yellow outline.  I put in the oval my chosen greeting in purple (Penblwydd Hapus Iawn – which is Welsh for a Very Happy Birthday).  I also put a second oval of exactly the same size on the other side of the working area before printing them out.

After printing I cut out the rectangular panel and the stand alone oval.

I sprayed stencil adhesive behind the spirelli mask and the oval.  The oval was put over the oval on the panel and then the spirelli mask was put on top.  I sprayed a bit of yellow ink onto my working area and then used a makeup brush to put it through the mask.  I extended the yellow area all over the panel, but makeing it uneven, even going as far as spraying a bit directly onto the background for some deeper areas.

I then removed the mask and put the panel on my stamping platform onto which I attached the texture stamp.  I inked the stamp up by spraying purple ink onto my working area and using a makeup brush to put the ink onto the stamp.  After the first stamping I moved the panel and stamped a few more times.

I then removed the oval.

I used my scoreboard to score a sheet of cardstock and after folding it attached the panel I’d created to the front.  I then used a die-cutting machine to cut out some flower and foliage embelishments.  The foliate was coloured green with paint and I used my finger to put a dot of blue paint in the centre of each flower.  I shaped the flowers a bit by hand and then used the makeup brush to gently brush a bit of the purple ink – very lightly – over the pettles, not trying for an even coverage or anything like that.

I finished by sticking the foliage and flowers onto the card front.

What I Used
  • Several A4 sheets of 350gsm Super Smooth White Cardstock
  • Purple and Yellow Spray Inks
  • Artisan Designs UK – Spirelli Mask
  • Artisan Designs UK – Texture Collection1 – Speckle
  • Green and Blue Cosmic Shimmer Paints
  • Sizix Thinlets – Flower dies and Foliage dies
  • Bookbinding Glue
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Stencil Spray Adhesive
  • Stamping Platform
  • Score Board
  • Scissors
  • Fingerlift Tape
  • Die Cutting Machine
The Finished Makes

Front view of card.  Lighting was a bit off so the colours don’t show up properly

An angled view of the card to show some of the dimension.

Another angled view


I’ll be back with another card I made the same time as this in a future blog post before long.


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