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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Green Birthday

Hi, I hope you are all enjoying some lovely weather again this week, it has been really warm and sunny here today.
I have made this card for my granddaughter in laws' birthday, she is very keen on green so I hope she is going to like this.
All the stamps I used are by Indigo Blu and came free with a magazine recently, I can't remember which one.
I stamped the girl with  black Versafine ink onto some light green spotted paper from a 6" Prima pad, I think that was also a freebie a long time ago. I used Promarkers and a gold gel pen to colour some of the elements in the design, and then trimmed it down using a deckle edge cutter on the top and sides and a lacy Joanna Sheen Signature die for the bottom. The background paper is from an LOTV pad, and trimmed with a deckle edge to fit a 6"square card blank. I added the narrow ribbon before fixing to the card. I wanted to brighten it up a bit so I stamped the flowers and leaves onto snippets of white card and coloured them bright pink with Promarkers and then fussy cut them out. I used a ball tool to slightly shape the petals and give a bit of dimension and then stuck them on with silicon glue. I stamped the sentiment onto the snippet of spotted paper left from the image panel and cut into three pieces and fixed the across the bottom of the card.
The young lady this is for has only recently married my grandson and as they have moved away this is the first birthday she has spent away from home, and he is unable to be with her as well, so I am hoping she has made some new friends to celebrate with.
As usual the little snippets I've used will get me through Pixies Playground gates.
Thank you for taking time to visit and for your comments, they really appreciated


  1. Very beautiful card Jean. That image is so gorgeous, love it.
    Greetings from Veerle

  2. Gorgeous card Jean. A beautiful image and free! Result!!
    I have just had a nosey at your previous post. It is nice to know a little more about you.

  3. Lovely card Jean love your gorgeous image and embossed background


  4. I can almost feel that wind blowing through my hair now! This is so pretty and I love how you've broken the sentiment into 3 pieces too! Just beautiful, and I'm sure the young lady who received it loved it too!

  5. Lovely images and lovely sentiments, hence lovely card! Kate x

  6. This is a gorgeous image, and I enjoyed reading the how-to's. Loved the way you've added that narrow ribbon to trim up - and the doily edging of the main image layer. It's very elegant & I think any young lady is going to feel very special at receiving this pretty card made by her Grandmother. The flowers were brilliant to add more color with the soft greens. TFS & off to enjoy your TCBH post. Hugs

  7. Wow, what an amazing card! I love that image, so pretty, the border under it along with the narrow ribbon really draws the eye to the young lady. I love the beautiful sentiments too. I think that the person getting this card is going to love it! Hugs, Brenda

  8. Wow Jean, this is absolutely gorgeous. I adore the image you used!

    Hugs, Di xx

  9. This is gorgeous Jean love those sentiments huggles Sue xx

  10. Hi Jean,
    this is a very lovely card. I love the shades of green, and that stamped image is beautiful.
    The sentiments are fantastic too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. A beautiful card, she is sure to love it. The images and design are lovely.

  12. That's a lovely set of free stamps! Bargain!

    Great card you've made with them too. xxx

  13. Wow! That is gorgeous, Jean! Love the colours and the little flowers are perfectly coloured. A stunning card!

  14. Lovely freebie stamps and a beautiful card Jean. Love the colours you have used. x

  15. What a lovely card. Your image is stunning and you have made a wonderful design!