Monday, 2 May 2016

Birthday stars

Hi everyone, I need some masculine birthday cards, so I'm using up some watercoloured paper smooshed through some diluted dylusions ink, along with a new toy, the starlit breeze die.

I've diecut some stars from scraps of silver shimmer paper to pop back in to the panel, and my happy diecut looks silvery and black thanks to some aged black frantage enamel.

I'm linking up to Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is to use some metal,
I hope the silver paper and frantage enamel are ok as faux metal.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's anything goes.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

At Addicted to Stamps & More it's anything goes.

Seize the Birthday  is also anything goes.

and there's a  new theme at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, I've heat embossed with frantage enamel, stamped the small sentiment and used smooshing with inks.

Kaisercraft mini birthday stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Memory Box starlit breeze die; Poppystamps jumbled birthday die; dylusions inks; silver shimmer paper; Stampendous aged black frantage enamel.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Cathy, wonderful card, love that watercoloured background and brilliant die cut. Love how you used the stars that were cut out of the watercolour panel as well.
    Another die that cries out to me.....I must resist :)

  2. This is amazing, Cathy! I love that watercolor background and all that metallic shine! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Love your Smooshed background for your heat embossed stars and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  4. Swoon! Watercolored panel and stars! Love it! Great for guys but I wouldn't mind getting it either...

  5. LOVE your card Cathy. Gorgeous smooshed panel ... and the star inlaid die-cuts are so pretty. Am in love with the black frantage and have to get some to play with. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix up! xx

  6. Love that pretty smooshed panel. Great masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  7. Amazing card..,.WOW! the stars are brightly shining!! Love your smoothed background!! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the stars and the blue panel! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  9. I love your inking Cathy, and this one is no exception, the stars on the outside are so perfect for the right finish, very glad to see you at ATSM.

  10. perfect masculine card! i love the boldness of it :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!!

  11. I absolutely love your card! Beautiful blue background, gorgeous stars (both silver and blue ones), and great use of the black frantage for the heat embossing challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  12. This is magical, Cathy ... that swirly star die is fabulous set into your gorgeous watercolour panel! Hugs, Anita :)

  13. Love this card, Cathy, just been updating masked with your latest posts!!,
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  14. I think this card is fantastic, I just love it.


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