Saturday, 16 January 2021

Happy Birthday

Hi, thanks for popping in....
I used one of my sunset photos as inspiration for the background watercolouring on my card today
A couple of days ago I shared a card made with this embossing folder and the technique to stamp directly onto the EF and mentioned that I did a few prints as I did enjoy the effect.

Stamped the image onto the EF in black, ran it through the Cuttlebug and then watercoloured the background with Distress Inks.  I decided to frame this image ... so used my largest oval die with white card and then ran that through the Cuttlebug with a dotty EF to break the starkness.  To finish I used a burnt red/orange card and stamped the sentiment on a strip and heat embossed in black, mounted this with foam tape and added some hand cut reeds.

Have a wonderful creative weekend 
Card Recipe
Stamps: Stamp It - Reflection Pool, Happy Little Stampers - Fun birthday sentiments
Dies: Poppy Stamps - nesting Ovals, 
Inks: Versafine - black, Distress Inks -  yellows, reds, blues
Other:  Cuttlebug Embossing folder - Bird Call,  Sizzix Embossing folder - Dot Matrix,  black embossing powder, 


  1. This is such a gorgeous card Robyn, wonderful sunset colours and a clever design, Cathy x

  2. Beautiful card. The scene looks so good.
    Greetings, Christa

  3. Love the way you have used this stamp, and your colouring of the background - that is amazing
    Stay safe

  4. The technique you used to make this card is wonderful and I love how it turned out! After scrolling through your blog I must say your cards are all amazing! The inspiration photo for this card is nature at her finest! NJ!

  5. Robyn, such a pretty card! I especially love your background. Have a great week and thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  6. Fabulous card, Robyn - just love the layers of embossing folders and the oval frame!! Gorgeous sunset too!! Please consider joining us at Die Cut Divas with this beauty (Frame It):

  7. I love the scene behind the die-cuts! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath

  8. Oh Robyn, such a beautiful card. You captured the sunset colors so well. Thanks for sharing with us a t Die Cut Divas :)

  9. I love all the textures and your scene. I really like the way you put your hand cut reeds on the sentiment strip. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the January "Frame It" challenge.

  10. What a clever technique you've shared. The effect is stunning. I love the sunset scene you've created. The dotty frame is so fun. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

  11. This one is lovely too Robyn. Love that technique. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz


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