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Feb 27, 2021

Roses and Cheesecloth for a Feminine Birthday Card

Hello and welcome! 

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. I'm hosting this week with the theme of "Feminine". There are two great prizes to give away this week - we have a beautiful Tonic header die as well as an inspirational sentiment stamp set.

I'm currently loving the pretty color "blush" and was inspired by a strip of patterned paper on my desk from last week's card. Yes, I'm often guilty of not cleaning up my craft desk after finishing up a card. And I can't tell you how much I hate setting foot into my craft room to make a new card only to discover I have to clean up first!! I'm blaming it  on my craft room being upstairs and not in the main living area and whenever I make a card I take forever. Meaning by the time it's done I need to get to something more important than cleaning up my desk.

But in this case I'm happy for the inspiration I found from the patterned paper and I really like how this card turned out.

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The image is a digital stamp from Power Poppy I purchased sometime last year when they had a sale. 

I printed the image twice (to use one of the roses a second time) on Neenah 80b card stock and colored with my Faber Castell polychromos pencils. I have the complete set of 120 pencils and there are many blush tone pencils in this set so it was perfect. If you look closely you may see some sparkle on the roses - I used a clear Wink of Stella brush for this.

I really wanted to use a cheesecloth textured stencil, but don't have one (on my wish list), instead I dug out a package of cheesecloth I had stashed away and cut a small piece to add behind the mug using a couple of glue dots. I'm pretty sure I purchased this cheesecloth in the crafting department and not a kitchen supply store, but traditional cheesecloth would give you the same effect. 

Next I adhered the strip of patterned paper and the image which I had fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors. Foam tape was used to adhere the image. 
The french script is an oldie but goodie by Stampin up and I used a tile textured stencil here and there with Pumice Stone Distress ink. 

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The large sentiment is from Penny Black's set Sprinkles and Smiles, stamped with Versafine Onyx ink, and the small "happy birthday" from the set Snippets also by Penny Black. This one I heat embossed in white on black card stock using Versamark ink and ultra fine embossing powder in white. 

Before adhering the card to the white card base I inked the edges using Tattered Rose distress ink.

Power Poppy Image // Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles // Penny Black Snippets // Cutterbee Scissors // Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils // Neenah 80b card stock // Foam tape // TCW Tile Stencil 6x6 // 
Pumice Stone Distress Ink // Tattered Rose Distress Ink // Versafine Onyx Ink // Versamark Ink // Detail White Embossing Powder

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As You Like It Challenge - Fav. Reason to send a card (Birthdays - they are my favorites to make :) // Cardz 4 Galz - For a special lady (my dear sister) // Cute Card Thursday - Feminine // Krafty Chicks - Occasions // TIME OUT Challenges - Birthday // Everybody-Art-Challenge - Birthday // Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Red, Pink or White // Crazy 4 Challenges - Flowers // 


  1. That's such a lovely card - and the fabric adds some real texture and works so well with it! :)

    Hope that you are having a good weekend :) Took the kids to a new park today, they loved it! :)

    Away From Blue

  2. It's certainly very feminine Ellie and those blooms are coloured beautifully. Great theme and sure it will be popular.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous catd, like the soft colors, your coloring and that cheese cloth adds a lot!

  4. This is so sweet and beautiful and the cheese cloth is such a great added touch.

  5. Gorgeous flowers, so feminine and pretty card;-))m

  6. That is just beautiful! The cheesecloth gives it a nice interesting texture.

  7. So beautiful! Love how you brought all the different elements together to make this gorgeous card, and your colouring is so pretty too.

  8. A really beautiful image and a lovely subtle background and great design.

    Kath x

  9. WOW! Just gorgeous .. I LOVE it! The colors, the design ... FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. What a beautiful card. The colours are gorgeous and the design is so pretty.
    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

  11. Lovely card and extremely good colouring. I adore the image and as well the way how you presented the roses. It´s a perfect colour for colouring the roses. They looks so natural. Thank you for showing your fantastic card in the new challenge of EAC.
    Hugs Uschi

  12. It is a beautiful colour Ellie and a gorgeous card, xxx

  13. This is so beautiful, love your gorgeous roses!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out.

  14. This is absolutely stunning!! And my craft room is also upstairs so I can totally relate :)

  15. I love the addition of the cheesecloth; very creative, Ellie! So glad you've joined our challenge on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori (DT Lemon Shortbread)

  16. Absolutely beautiful and fabulous colouring. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - Good Luck!
    Maz DT

  17. An exquisite card Ellie - love that touch of cheesecloth behind the flowers, and that is one stunning background you have created
    Stay safe

  18. This is absolutely beautiful Ellie, I love it.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  19. How pretty this is Ellie! I love the way you layered up your stamps and used actual cheesecloth for the background and the roses in the striped jug are stunning. Vicky x

  20. I'm so jealous of all your pencils, I only have the 60 pack and still getting used to them. I find though that I often don't have the colour I want, so definitely have to get some more. Your colouring of these flowers is stunning and such a beautiful peachy colour. Love the texture with the cheesecloth and the muted 'aged' background is the perfect colour. So very happy you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

  21. Stunning card, gorgeously designed. Thanks for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenges. Best of luck in the final draw.
    World Wide Open Design Team Challenges
    Cheers, aNNie DT Member{My Blog}

  22. This is so beaUTIFUL AND thanks for joining in our challenge at crafty catz this week hope to see you back in the new challenge.

  23. Stunning flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Polkadoodles Digi Choosday,
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    As You Like It Challenge.

  24. Beautiful! This has such a pretty shabby chic look. Your coloring looks amazing and I love all the details in the background that bring the card to a next level! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  25. This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  26. Wow that is absolutely gorgeous!!


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