Happy Birthday / Kraft Greeting Card

The February Challenge over at Win & Tonic is in full swing, so I chose to work with Colour: Kraft plus anything, Product: anything Tonic, and Theme: Happy Birthday.

Kraft Card, Win & Tonic Challenge

I love working with Kraft, so I cut a base card using my Tonic Harrop Layering Card Blanks die set. This set is really cute and you’ll get a lot more use from it than you might imagine. I folded an A4 Kraft sheet to make an A5 card, and chose the second to largest frame to cut it on the fold.

Then using the Delicate Drape Die Set, I cut out the centre panels. Don’t you love the turquoise colour scheme against the Kraft?

I cut the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Tonic Design Collection papers, and layered it up in the centre. Then I stamped ‘Sending you best wishes onto a banner and repeated the sentiment on the right edge, stamping directly onto the Kraft card.

I finished this card using a layered paper flower with a nice sparkly brad in the centre. So technically, I covered all the options of the February Challenge with my tiny little bit of bling! Yay, result!

Crafty Hugs – Sandie x

With Love / Win & Tonic February Challenge

Another one for the challenge over at Win & Tonic. This time I just went for Product: Tonic, and Technique: Bling.

With Love, Win & Tonic February Challenge

The paper I chose is from a block by Trimcraft called Noir Luxe, that I picked up from The Works (grab one if you can, it’s a beautiful block with loads of shimmer and sparkle and a steal at £5). I cut the ‘With Love’ from some gold foil card, using a Tonic Pop Up Sentiment.

Because the paper background is so very pretty, I kept the whole thing simple and just layered up some shapes at the top for decoration.

I think this type of card is really useful to have in your card box, because it can be used for many occasions, or none at all if you just want to send out a little love. And we all need that, right?

Crafty Hugs – Sandie x

Happy Birthday / Win & Tonic

I don’t usually go for much bling on my cards, but I thought I’d give it a try for the Win & Tonic February Challenge, so here is the result.

Happy Birthday, Win & Tonic

I started with a pink card. I love pink and black, so I cut out a shiny black layer using my Tonic Harrop Card Blank die set.

I cut out the sparkly card using the die from the Tonic Design Collection. It’s an interesting shape and I felt it looked nice on the black layer. I cut a Happy Birthday sentiment from silver foiled paper with a pink foil background. The embossed With Love is from the Delicate Drape die and embossing set.

I finished the card of with a layered paper flower and a sparkly brad centre.

Crafty Hugs – Sandie x

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