Wednesday, 8 December 2021

SHC - Pinwheel Birthdays ....

... Good afternoon - I'm running a bit late with my Seven Hills craft blog post today. I've made pretty well all the Christmas cards I need for this year, but December and January are full of birthdays for family and friends. So, today I've got a couple of birthday cards to share with you. Here's the first:

Stamps: The Greetery - Pinwheel Party
Inks: Gina K - Innocent Pink, Red Hot, Applemint, Lucky Clover; Versafine Claire - Nocturne
Dies: Gina K - Master Layout 7
Accessories: White Card; The Greetery - Pinwheel Stencils; Silver Holographic Card

I'm submitting this card to Addicted to Stamps and More - ATSM#420 where it's die cuts and/or stencils, and to Sunday Stamps - SSC#271 where I've used their colours.

I started by making the mini slimline notecard from white card. The finished card measures 6½" x 6¼" - it's a super size. Next I used the Pinwheel party stencils to create the pretty garland. I used more pastel shades for set A and brighter shades for set B. I used a couple of stars from the matching stamp set and added silver stars. I used a stitch edged die to cut out the panel and layered it onto a piece of holographic silver card stock. I finished the front by adding a simple birthday greeting. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of holographic card. On the white panel I stamped a bright red 'let's party' greeting and added one of the smaller messages too. I finished by stamping more silver stars.

Next I have an easel card to share - it's been a while since I made one, but this was fun:

Stamps: The Greetery - Pinwheel Party, Birthday Blooms; Altenew - Just a Number
Inks: Gina K - Sandy Beach, Kraft, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
Dies: The Greetery - Pinwheel Dies
Accessories: White Card; SU Card - Early Espresso; The Greetery - Pinwheel Stencils

I'm submitting this card to AAA Birthday - AAAB#32 where they want us to make an easel card, and to Cardz 4 Guyz - C4G#285 to use shades of brown.

I made a top folding A2 card (US size which measure 5½" x 4¼"). I scored the front panel half way at 2¾". I cut two pieces of white card to 5¼" x 4". On one piece I marked the centre with a pencil and used the pinwheel stencils upside down. By this, I mean place the flat edge of the stencil to the pencil line and use four shades of brown ink to create the garland. I then used the co-ordinating die to cut the fancy edge. I stamped a birthday greeting in the bottom half of the panel and added a brown line with a marker. I adhered this to the front of the card - only the bottom portion. Inside the card, I repeated the pinwheel garland at the bottom of the white panel, this time using only two shades of brown ink. I added a fun message towards the top of the panel. To complete the card I adhered a small die cut pinwheel. It's just the right size to hold the easel in place.

I'm rather late coming to The Greetery, but this pinwheel suite is just fab and I can see it making more appearances on my cards. That's all for now. I do believe the sun is trying to come out - would make a nice change from all the wind and rain. See you soon.

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Heather said...

Wow, Deborah, that is some seriously awesome stenciling! Lovely Christmas version - so fun! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Jane said...

Love those caramel colours, so pretty. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Annette Elliott said...

wow, such fun birthday cards, Deborah! I love your easel card and I love this easel stamp! Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps! Merry Christmas!

dj said...

I love love love your brown pinwheels...perfect for a gentlemen!! Great idea using them as cut outs!! Thanks for playing along with our "shades of brown" challenge over at Cardz4Guyz!! You totally rocked our challenge!!

Cardogram said...

I love the color scheme of your card , it is absolutely gorgeous and how beautifully it opens out to be Easel Card.. Thank you for playing along the AAA Birthday Challenge.. DT Dhruvika

Inkami said...

This pinwheel design is so eye catching, and I love the tones of brown in your colour palette.

mugdha gujarathi said...

This is an absolutely amazing Easel it. Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Birthday.

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