Thursday, February 6, 2014

A birthday card...

Hi! I am back with a card which I made for a very dear friend. After a very long time, I actually made a card at one go. Normally my projects take couple of days, since I have to craft around a very active toddler.

I used the sketch from Retro Sketches #100.

The theme and colour palette is from Beyond Grey Challenges' BGC #45 - Colour Palette + Sweet tooth.


I decided to make a Center Step Card, the tutorial is available at Splitcoaststampers.

Supplies used are white handmade paper, yellow card stock and various scraps of pattern papers from my stash.

The cake is a digital stamp from Paperprintables and the sentiment is from Create with TLC. Both are free downloads.

I coloured the image using Faber Castell sketch pens. The stars were done with a gold glitter pen. I also used glitter pens in pink, gold, blue and orange to accentuate the sentiment.

The sentiment inside is again a freebie from Create with TLC and I continued with the banner theme inside.

I also decorated the envelope quickly, with some left over triangles.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Retro Sketches - #100
I used their lovely sketch

Beyond Grey Challenges - BGC #45 - Colour Palette + Sweet Tooth
I used the image of a cake and the all the colours in the palette.

Paper Players - PP#181 - Anne Marie's Theme Challenge
I used the image of a cake.



  1. Wow !! This one is just gorgeous Nandini ..I love your colored image and all those happy banners too ..This card is really looking just fabulous ..Love it !!

  2. Hi Nandini, absolutely love this card, You are one fab frugal crafter and work such wonders with basic craft supplies !! btw, I loved your earlier tips about faber- castell ink pads and camel drawing inks and have done some very satisfying work with the drawing inks which I will shortly share on my blog.......the credit for me to discover the magic of these pocket friendly inks goes to you :)

    1. Thanx Suman. Glad I could be of some help...

  3. Such an awesome card with cheerful colors, Nan...Love the detailing of the banners...and lovely sentiment :)

  4. Love all the little banners on your sweet card--so clever to make them out of triangles! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Hello Nandini, thanks for your kind coment on my card.
    Your birthday card looks great, like the center step card and all the sweet little pennants.

  6. Wow ! that's a really pretty card,and so apt to the challenge ! :)

    Thanks for playing with us @BGC.

  7. Thats a stunner !!!
    Love the use of our palette and its so apt for the sweet theme !
    Good to see u play with us at BGC this fortnight !
    Thankyou !

  8. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing with us at BGC :)