Friday, 10 January 2020

Pastel Happy Birthday

Hi there and how was your week, hope you found some time for cardmaking or craft..... I've been at my desk making a couple of cards and then watching tennis on TV and making crochet string bags.

For a change my card today doesn't feature flowers.... I did some Partial Die-Cutting for the CAS Mix Up January challenge.   Chose a largish 'Happy Birthday' die and part cut it onto a white card panel, then used a circle die to cut up to the cut lines of the sentiment.  I decided then to use the larger circle die and create a frame and so it would fit on the card trimmed down the left side.  I die cut the last few letters of the sentiment again to put in place where the sentiment finished on the circle frame.  Then I found this pastel background in my stash - I had used Versamark on a stencil and stamped that onto white card and then sponged over with Distress Inks - the Versamark picks up the colour in a darker shade displaying the stencil pattern... this was then spritzed with Perfect Pearls. I die cut a circle from this panel to fit behind the frame and to highlight the die cut sentiment.  Then I stamped the small sentiment in inks similar to the pastel background and use coloured pencils to colour in the outline word. To finish I assembled the element on a white card panel and attached to a white card then used a punch and cut small circles from the background scraps, glued these in place and added a touch of clear Crystal drops.

Thanks for stopping by - have a happy day

CAS Mix Up elements - stamping, partial die cutting, monoprint stencil, sponging, die cuts, punches

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Power Poppy - Strong  Beautiful (sentiment)
Dies:  Spellbinders Nesting Circles, Curly Sue - Happy Birthday
Inks:  Versamark, Distress Inks - not sure, Kaleidacolor- Birthstone
Other:  Kaisercraft Template (stencil) Damask Quarters, Perfect Pearls Mist, Nuvo Crystal Drops - clear, Derwent coloured pencils, circle punch


  1. Not only is this beautiful but so clever too with the partial die cutting... So happy to see you in the gallery!

  2. Very clever, Robyn! A fantastic partial die cut card and string bag! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Great card and love your crochet bags too Robyn ;) Viv xx

  4. Wow, this was a challenge! Bravo on the accomplishment. Beautiful BG too.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Wonderful use of the partial die-cutting technique, Robyn! The circle panel is so pretty and sparkly. Adding the little circles, using the background scrap is a really nice touch. I'm so happy to see your card in the CAS Mix Up gallery. Thank you!
    Hideko xx

  6. What a great way to do partial die-cutting Robyn! This is so clever and creative! Love the pastel coloured background with subtle stenciling. The pearl spray really gives it lots of shimmer. Great work Robyn! xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn