Brothers Birthday Card

Oh yes it's that time of year again, Neil gets to be another year older at the end of the month, time to make him a new card.

Not the best picture sorry its the naff evening light.  If I get a chance in the morning I'll take another picture and change it tomorrow evening.

This card has been in the making since the week-end that is an eternity for me.  I knew that the stencil work would be a feature both with inks and embossing paste.   The greeting was quickly found, but the image oh my.   It could not be too intrusive but did need to hold its own on the overall card, this Clarity stamp seems just right.   And a new technique for me paper piecing, he deserves a good blanket.  By the way the greeting is from Rogue Redhead Designs, Shar is having a clearance so there are some really good bargains to be grabbed.

Colours used are Ginger and Willow Adirondack, Bamboo Memento for the greeting and Vintage Photo for the stamp.   The DP is green paper with green and orange dots.   Neil is a pretty straight forward chap and I think he will like this.

I'm also sharing this with
Cards in Envy - Colours of fall
Opus Gluei - Birthdays
Inkspirational - Orange and Green (2nd entry)

Before you go, are you a crafter who enjoys challenges?   A small team of us run Challenges for Days maintaining 8 lists of daily and by date challenges.   As a team we are down to just 6 and really could use a helping hand.  If you could spare an hour a week we would love to hear from you.   If you are interested please drop me a line at, let me know you have sent the email just in case it gets stuck somewhere.


  1. the time you spent making this was well worth it. The texture is fabulous. Thanks for joining Ink

  2. Wow... what a great use of stencil work with the ink and embossing paste! Such a great design for a masculine card. I always find masculine designs difficult! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  3. Hi Zoe, GREAT design, the stencil and your colours suggest a landscape to gaze into. Interesting stamp too. Hope your brother values your work (he should!!). Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei this week.

  4. Love the stencil texture on your card! Your brother will love this! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  5. Hello Zoe! Glad you found us over at Opus Gluei, and now that we are back I hope you visit us again. This is a fantastic card, you've got a really cool image that you set off with the texture of the embossing paste. It makes for a memorable and cherished card. I hope your brother loved it, I bet he did! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Opus Gluei, I hope we see you for future challenges as well.


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