Wednesday, 26 February 2014

16th Birthday Card

A difficult age to make for isn’t it especially for a young girl. Had so many ideas which when i really looked were all too twee or girlie. Wanted something a little more elegant without it being too grown up.




Used Memento Dew Drop ink pads for the petal shapes. Used a Liquitex White Marker and ‘smooshed’ over the top of the petal colours. After they were dry stamped over them with a swirl stamp from stash and with a Darcy Wilkinson stamps from her new release set EDY07 using Cocoa Memento Ink.

Drew around the edges of the petal shapes with a black fine liner pen, then with a Sakura Glaze Pen and finally doodled around the shapes with the Black Liner Pen to add a little interest.

Cut out the sun shape from the EDY07 set, coloured with Kaiserfusion Pens, added Colall glue into the centres to adhere a small bead, then added the Glamour Dust. Added a doodled circle with the Liquitex White Pen. Raised the centres by using a 1mm pad.

The sentiment is from a Get Stamping freebie set, mounted onto black card and adhered into place.

Hope you think this is grown up enough for a 16 year old, looking forward to your comments.



  1. Very,very pretty, Love the delicate background stamp in the petals, and the centres are just perfect. I think you got it spot on for the age group.

  2. Excellent work. Love the details. Lucky 16 year old and hope that she appreciates all the detailed work involved. X

  3. I think this is perfect. I love the way your design covers the whole card. It's young and fun but cool and not too girly or childish. I think it would be lovely for any age; but especially good for a 16 yr old. Gorgeous work! Julie Ann xxx

  4. I think it's just perfect. Very sophisticated but still retaining just the right amount of fun!

  5. I think it's great... the flowers are bold in shape and size, and the colours are subtle, which means it's definitely not girly, but very sophisticated - love it, and I'm sure she will too.
    Alison x

  6. Great card for a young lady really pretty but without over the top girly. I like the colours and the flowers look nice being over the whole card. I'm sure the recipient will love it xxx

  7. Beautiful card, looks perfect for a young lady. Annette x

  8. it's perfect, gorgeous image.

  9. I think these flowers are pretty and funky at the same time and I am sure any 16 year old girl would love this card. Good choices xx