Something completely different

Of late most of my cards have involved colouring in an image, however when it came to making a birthday card for my sister-in-law I ran out of time so I used a coloured image from The Paper Shelter instead.

Materials used:SAM_1721.(watermarked)jpg
Paper Shelter – Vintage Seamstress
Kraft card, light brown and dark brown card
Printer paper
Happy Birthday acrylic stamp
grey ink pad
ivory lace
two old buttons

I printed out two copies of the image, one I trimmed to size for the topper base and from the other I fussy cut the girl and her sewing machine. Using the grey ink I stamped the sentiment into the top right of the card where the background was lightest. I matted and layered the base image onto the light and dark brown card leaving a narrow border each time. I edged the final mat with the ivory lace before attaching it to the card base made from the Kraft card. Finally I stuck on the two vintage buttons from my button box.

So no colouring and some embellishments added, not my usual CAS style. My sister-in-law is a keen quilter so I thought she would like this image.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge 187 – Anything goes/Family friendly
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – (the lace and the buttons)
Ants in my pantry Digital Challenge 6 – Anything goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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6 Responses to Something completely different

  1. Di says:

    Linked you Pippa! A darling card, pre-coloured images are always lovely, and your prize from last week has been been posted today ๐Ÿ™‚


    Di xx

  2. scrappymo says:

    Perfect card for a quilter! She will love it…

  3. Annie Abrahamson says:

    Love that lacey frame for the sweet image! I’ll bet your sister-in-law loved this card! Thanks for playing along in Doodle Pantry’s AIMPDC #6!

  4. SARN says:

    Simply LOVELY xxx

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