Monday, 6 March 2017

Happy Birthday card using the Collection from Leonie

Morning, Didn't Leonie have a busy One Day Special Launch on Hochanda. I am so glad it was so popular, I knew it would be as soon as I opened my parcel. Here is my first Step by Step using her new collection.I thought I would kick off with a colourful Birthday card, it really shows off how versatile this collection can be, using just a few of the items.

My base card for the was 7 1/2 inch square. I cut a wavy line in some copier paper to act as a mask and positioned it onto my card base.

Taking the stunning tree, I inked up using black Archival ink I filled the gap I had created, I was going to be colouring with my Aqua markers from Spectrum Noir, so archival is a great ink pad to use.

I removed the copier paper, which left me with the design and a sharp edge ready to colour. For this card I used the Spectrum Noir Aqua markers but the choice is yours. I wanted multicoloured but it would look stunning using shades of a chosen colour.

Next I took one of the frame stamps from the Banners and Frames set. Holding the stamp at either end above my block, I gently stretched at the centres to achieve the shape I wanted for my sentiment and adhered it to the block.

I stamped this onto my card, then added the Happy Birthday sentiment from Leonie's Rag Doll set into the frame.

I then used the largest frame from the Banners and Frames set to create the edge around my card, inking up just the part that was needed. I layered this onto black card. I cut around my sentiment leaving a small border and placed this onto my card using Collall 3D glue.

Many thanks for visiting today. I hope you have enjoyed my first step by step along with the finished card. Do have fun with your collection. See you very soon. Take care and Happy


  1. Love this card Nick. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Lovely card... Thank you for the step-by-step. Really helpful...Keep up the great work! :-)

  3. Just so pretty Nick, Your work s always stunning!

  4. Such a clever idea that gives an amazing card. Nicola xxx