Chevron Birthday card

Hello crafty friends. Thank you so much for joining me today. I’m always encouraged by your visits.

I’m back with a big departure from my recent water coloured flowers. Today I have used ink blending and die cutting to create this fun birthday card that I think would work for almost anybody of any age.

I used the Chevron Arrows stencil from Paper Rose to create this card, as well as the Happy Birthday stitched metal die and the Large Chevron die set.

I first laid the stencil on white cardstock, and secured it with washi tape at the back. I then masked off small areas of the stencil with post-it tape to blend with a rainbow of colours, moving the tape from place to place as I went. As you can see from the picture above, my choice of inks was rather eclectic! I used whatever brand had the colour I wanted. I moved the stencil as I went so that I would have a nice blank space for the sentiment. Once the stencilling was done, I cut the more chevrons out of gold cardstock, and laid them here and there across the card, keeping it fairly random.

The sentiment is cut from dark grey cardstock. I like it better than black in this instance. I think black may have overpowered the softer colours on the rest of the card. I used the negative space around the letters and laid this across the card before gluing each letter into its hole. That way I could be sure that the letters were perfectly straight.

To finish the card, I laid the panel onto a card base of the same deep grey as the sentiment, leaving just the tiniest of borders. This card was a lot of fun to make, and I think it would be a good card to have a few of in my stash for birthday emergencies. I love the bright cheerful look that the rainbow of colours gives.

If you liked this card, and would like to see more, feel free to visit my Instagram page here, where I show a lot more cards than make it my blog.

Until next time, may your world be colourful, and just a bit shiny too!



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