Saturday, November 20, 2010

A bit late!

My Husband's birthday was last Thursday........I thought I'd show you the card I made for him , which I gave to him today. Yes, I know a couple days late........I did tell him it would be worth the wait! There has been a lot going on this week , I really struggled to find the time to do any craft.
It didn't quite turn out the way I wanted........I ended up just putting the presents , balloons etc where ever I could fit them. Anyway I thought I'd show you what I did to save my self a heap of time!

This is the inside, with a Happy Birthday pop up. The space at the bottom is where I wrote.

I originally got the idea for this card from Thienly at "Mod Papier" . The card base and popup are a SVG file which I cut out using "Sure cuts a lot". All the decorations are from Sweet Treats and a couple from Celebrations.

Now this is what I did to save a heap of time...........I had all the images I wanted to use on my Gypsy, I cut them on white card stock , left them on the mat and coloured them with copic markers. The card was quite thick so the colour did not bleed through onto my mat. I pieced all the layers together added some glitter, I was done in know time. I don't think you would ever know that it wasn't coloured card unless I told you!


I wouldn't do this for large cuts, I think I'd use to much ink , but for small areas it worked great!

Enjoy your weekend

Tracey xo


  1. Great idea Tracey, thanks for that tip. Boy a lot of work sure went into that card. Happy belated birthday to your husband.

  2. What a fabulous card!! I love that you coloured your images. I've never done that. All the layers look fantastic!

  3. I love the collage look and that fold is pretty cool too. I sure hope he thought it was worth the wait.

    Georgiana :)

  4. This is great! Love all the colors and fun details!

  5. tracy..we need a tut. this is marvelous. i'd love to learn the how to.

    HBB to your hubby :)

  6. No wonder it took so long, could ya fit anymore onto it I dont think so it looks great

  7. Now that is a card that is worth the wait! Well is fabulous! Happy belated birthday to your DH.

  8. Oh, that is such a cute card! You did a great job on this, and happy to know that I've inspired you. I hope that your husband liked the card - well, I'm pretty sure he did.


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