today I made a birthday card for you


I started with Sering original cardstock, embossed this with a mask stencil 

Make a sandwich as shown in the picture place the embossing mat and pads as usual and run it through the machine 


The paper is distressed and torn, I cut Creative Expressions background Aubergine flower strips and cut to the right size 


I glued the flower strips behind the torn parts 


Behing the open parts I glued some white scraps 


To make stand out the embossing part a bit more I applied ink with a sponge 


I also cut the background out of  Celeste papier with the Creative Expressions die, I cut this in half and matted it with white paper, distressed the edges 


Out of white paper I cut 2 ovals, I glue them together for a thicker more sturdy piece


These are the parts I’m going to use to finish the card 


The flowers I coloured with ink, shaped and assembled 


The flower background is taped, the oval and embellishments are ready to see where I want to place them


I glued the Ivy on and under the oval and the whole on the card 


I printed and cut the text, inked the edges, the letters I have cut I tape back together 


All flowers, tag and text are glued down, the flowers have a heart with the Perlen Pen



Happy crafting on to the next blog!
Gerry van der Velden


Used products:
karton Aubergine
karton Sering
karton Hagelwit
karton Celeste
karton Olijfgroen
Creative expressions CED1423 Trailing Ivy 
Creative expressions CED6201 Background
Creative expressions CED1432 Perfect Peony
Perlen Pen Ice white
Versamagic Spring Pansy & Aloe Vera


Free fonts:

All things Pink
AmandaRae


Thea

Lydia

Glenda

Annemarie

Elly

Emmy

Boukje 

Good luck
Team “Creaties met Papier”