Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Union Jack Seventy

I've been thinking about making this card for days - I've picked up lots of inspiration that's been firing my mojo and it's been a bit of a challenge putting it all together!

The top priority was to make a birthday card with a big 70 on it, and after seeing this weeks Runway Inspired photo where the fabric colours and the strap pattern of the model's shoes made me think of the Union Jack I wanted to add one to my card somewhere.

I played around with some ideas for a bit but didn't come up with anything until I saw this weeks Sketch Saturday, and everything just kind of fell into place

I started off with some water colour paper and laid a background muted colour wash, then while it was still wet stamped the Union Jack in more water colours so that it kind of bled and the colours ran around a bit, then left it to dry.
Meanwhile, I got out the craftRobo for my second attempt and used some thicker paper this time to cut out the numbers... it worked much better!  The sentiment was cut from the computer too.
Finished it off with a selection of sequins and gems.

I'm also entering the Friday Mashup - Birthday Themed Project (sorry, I wanted to use the twine too, but couldn't work it in!) and Papertakes Weekly Challenge - New Year, New Stash (I used my new CraftRobo for the second time ever and it's the first time I've used the Union Jack stamps)


  1. I was wondering how you got the background to your card until I read how you did it. It looks really cool! Love all the bling all over your card too. I hope whoever gets your card has a happy birthday! Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.

  2. This is SO awesome!!! LOVE the fabulous background you created--it is amazing! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

  3. Love the watercolor effect on this card with awesome colors to play with the sequin accents! Thanks for sharing with the Friday Mashup this week!

  4. What a great card... with a self painted background! GREAT. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

  5. Fab card..thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly..Hugz Gayle xx


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