24 November 2016

Happy 40th Birthday

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for a friend to celebrate her 40th Birthday. I had originally planned on making a card with a big 40 on it but I decided to go for the more subtle version and add the 40 on the sentiment.

I started off by stamping the Lucky Tulip stamp by The Ton on to a piece of white cardstock. It was stamped using MFT Grout Gray ink, which is a great ink for the no-line colouring look. I then coloured the image using Polychromos pencils. The panel was adhered to a black A2 card base with foam sheet.
I typed the sentiment out on my computer and printed it on to cardstock. This was then cut out and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few PPP Sparkling Clear sequins.


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POLYCHROMOS - Flower Head: Light Flesh 132, Medium Flesh 131, Rose Carmine 124, Dark Red 225. Leaves: Earth Green Yellowish 168, Juniper Green 165, Pine Green 267.

A very simple card as you can see, but it did take me a while to colour that flower! I hope my friend likes it. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you are having a great week.


  1. Your friend more than likes it, she loves it. Honestly it's beautiful!! The time and effort spent on that flower really touched me. Should have seen my face opening it this morning - wonder and awe! Thank you so so much. You are a truly kind and thoughtful person. Xx

  2. It's a beautiful card that I know she will treasure. It may look simple but I am pretty sure that took a few hours, and it is stunning! Xx

  3. Gorgeous card, Michelle, and amazing coloring!!

  4. Beautiful, Michelle, no wonder Ruth loved it!

  5. This is stunning. If I got this card I would keep it forever!

  6. It's beautiful! Would love to watch a video of you colouring something like this with pencils. I only have cheap whsmith pencils and don't have the technique at all!!

  7. Wonderful job on the coloring of this!

  8. Wow, your colouring is awesome! This a truly beautiful card! xxx

  9. Elegant! I'm sure she will treasure this card!


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