Thursday 22 January 2015

A Birthday Card Mash Up

Being a part of the awesome design team that is PaperArtsy, means that I not only get to play with my stamps but I get to play with all our other designers stamps too. One of my favourite designers is Ellen Vargo

Last year she release these fabulous flower petal stamps, and one of her launch samples caught my eye, I really wanted to scraplift the layout as it was so effective..  but not had time until now. 

I need a birthday card quickly the other night, and just knew that this would be the ideal design. 

I started with a number 10 tag, onto this I brayered Vanilla, Cheesecake, Guacamole, Tinned Peas and a secret new colour.  over this i stamped Ellens scratchy rectangle stamp with archival ink. I stamped the background very lightly, hardly any ink at all. I then stamped over this with my flying birds stamp. 

 Finally I stamped the flower stem from my EDY06 set. This is a really useful stamp, it can be a flower stem, a border, funky hair.. a millipede? 

Over this I added text from a brand new stamp...oooooooh! Can't wait for you to see all the new products. 

I painted some smoothy card with more of the same colours of paint, but keeping them lighter, and then stamped the flower petals from EEV09

I edged the tag with brown ink and then glued it to a white card blank. The petals are bigger than the card, so I needed to make a customized envelope. i used an old piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper, that I knocked back with a little paint. Then I made a little name label using the same colours as on the tag. 

Thanks Ellen, for the inspiration, I love mashing up our designs. 

Darcy x


  1. the card looks gorgeous, and those petals are so lovely (still not inked mine!)

  2. Love the colours on your Tag Darcy, looking forward to seeing your latest releases very much :-) xxx

  3. Beautiful and the sentiment is really nice!

  4. That is just gorgeous. The envelope too.

  5. Loving the secret new colour!!

  6. Such a cool card! *I loves your little birdies* :D XXX

  7. Ooo...pretty:). New colours!!! Getting excited!!! Xxx.

  8. How lovely, can't wait to see the lovely new products!

    Lucy x