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I love Andy Warhol’s art & I’ve often wondered if I could make a card in his style. A friend of mine studied Spanish at University, so I like to send her the odd text or birthday card with Spanish greetings.

I have a lovely simple cupcake stamp from Stamposaurus called ‘Cupcake Strawberry’ 1905 (I can’t find it on their website any more so maybe they don’t make it anymore…) that I thought I would be able to do a birthday ‘Andy Warhol style’ card with.

I stamped the stamp in Archival Ink a few times onto sheets of PAPERSTATE Accessories ‘Bright Cropping Block’ paper in pink, orange, yellow, blue, green and grey. I fussy cut the cupcakes out & then with spare cupcakes I cut out the elements so I had a whole cupcake as a base & different coloured elements that I could mix & match. I cut three background rectangles 6 cm x 7 cm as backgrounds for the cupcakes using my paper trimmer. Then I used the Spellbinders Labels Small die to cut out the blue card for the sentiment. I inked the sentiment with Archival black ink too.

When I was happy with the cupcakes I stuck the elements down on top of the ‘base’ cupcake with Quicky glue and then adhered them to the background with roll-on glue. I attached the sentiment below the cupcakes with roll on glue too.

Andy Warhol style card

30th Birthday Card

Today is a fellow PhD student’s 30th birthday!!!!!!! She is having a party tomorrow, but here is the card I’ve made for her…

I used a grey 6×6 card for the card base. I’ve had the Dovecraft ‘Tea Party’ paper packs and die-cut glitter decoupage pad for ages – what better excuse for cupcakes than a birthday?!

I trimmed the 6×6 paper and attached it to the base card with roll-on glue, then assembled the cupcake with sticky foam pads. I found a piece of purple paper that seemed to fit with the colour scheme and using the Memory Box Parker alphabet and numbers dies created the sentiment. I stuck the sentiment on one of the doiles from the Tea Party Glitter Decoupage Pad and attached a spare cherry too.

Finally I used roll-on glue to attach the sentiment to the card, and then the cupcake over the edge of the sentiment.

LS's 30th birthday

Diamond Jubilee Festival

I’ve just purchased my ticket for Diamond Jubilee Festival on the 3rd June! Are you going?

It promises to be a lovely day out with friends and family enjoying vintage fashion, Brass Bands, a good view of the Flotilla and lots of cucumber sandwiches, cake and Pimms!! 🙂

http://www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/DiamondJubileeFestival.asp

Thank you

It was my birthday this week, and with presents come thank you letters!

I made this card with a white base card and used the designer paper and decoupage set of Dovecrafts’s ‘Tea Party’ (using less glue than for my niece’s card!!).

To finish I stamped the sentiment with sepia ink and attached using foam pads.

Birthday card

One of my nieces is 4 this month, so I made her this card. I hope she likes it!

I used a white square basecard. The flower paper is from the Dovecraft set ‘Tea Party’, that I just can’t get enough of at the moment! I ripped the edges with a metal ruler to get a distressed (but straight) edge to them. I used a bit too much PVA glue to attach it to the card and the whole card became warped and bent – so note to self, use glue VERY sparingly!!!

The Adam Pescott cat and sentiment were a free gift in ‘Cardmaking & Papercraft’ Issue 103, I’m very impressed with how they turned out!

I attached the paper roses (habico) and buttons with Glossy Accents (Inkssentials) as it provides a good hold when dry. The cat was coloured in using Promarkers, then stuck over the flower’s stems. For the finishing touch I added the ‘4’ from the glitter chipboard letter stickers ‘thickers’ (American Crafts).