greeting cards

Birthday card: Create a Smile

Create A Smile birthday card


A card made to celebrate Create A Smile’s first birthday.


A lot of fussy cutting and arranging of masks to finalise the layout of the flowers, followed by much stamping and masking on watercolour paper. The flowers and cup were coloured with Inktense pencils blended with Wink of Stella. I went over the flower outlines with fineliner to intensify them a little.

After much faffing about I finally decided to fussy cut it out and mount it over a strip of patterned paper on a gradient coloured card base. The sentiment was stamped and a few sequins added, and the bottom corners were rounded for a finishing touch.

Lessons Learned:

Wink of Stella makes a really nice shiny blending medium.
Inktense blended with Wink of Stella


  • stamps:
    Create A Smile – coffee first
    Create A Smile – magic flowers
    Uniko Studio – simply said birthday
  • inks:
    Ranger – archival ink – jet black
    Versafine – onyx black
  • pens:
    Staedtler – fineliner – 0.5mm
  • colour:
    Derwent – Inktense pencils
  • embellishments:
    Neat & Tangled – sequins – crystal clear
  • paper and card:
    Distress – watercolour cardstock
    Lili of the Valley – paper pad – perfect pair
    Paperchase – cloud card set – purple haze

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.