Posted: July 29th, 2020 by

50th Birthday Card | Love & Friendship

Hello! We hope you are well and having a good week so far. We have the fabulous Pauline Butcher here on the blog today with the stunning card she created for Helen’s 50th Birthday, featuring some of our gorgeous stencils and some stamping of course…

Hello there,

I am starting to get my crafty mojo back slowly, and making cards for my relatives Birthdays.

This card was for Helen (aka Mrs Awesome Alexander of Visible Image’ ), it was her special 50th Birthday back in June, so I had to make it good !!!!!

50th Birthday card | friendship | love | stencils | stamps

I created this card, using a selection of the awesome stencils that Mark has designed, along with a couple of stamp sets:


I started with a 6″ x 6″ piece of white smooth 300gsm card, placed the Fishnet stencil on to it and blended Mustard Seed Distress ink through it. I took that stencil away, and added Daisy Daisy onto the card, and blended through with Pickled Raspberry Distress ink. I put this layer of card aside to dry.

I cut another piece of card 7″ x 7″, and using the ‘Words of Support’ stencil,  I picked out the words I wanted to use, masking off the others, and blended through with Mustard Seed Distress Ink, then Ripe Persimmon on the top, I also added a few hearts where there were big enough gaps between the words.

Going back to the first layer I did, taking the ‘Always and Forever’ stencil, laid it on top of the stenciled card, and using Black Soot Distress Ink, I blended through, making sure that it was nice and black by pouncing my blending tool. Whilst this was drying, I used an embossing pen and ran it around all the edges, then put some Wow Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing glitter over the embossing liquid that the pen had left, then heated it with my heat tool, giving all the edges a lovely gold sparkle, I did the same technique around the edges of the layer with the words around it.

I matted both of the layers onto pink card.


The next job was to use the Alphabetical stamp set, to add Helen’s name to the top layer of the card, I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink, I then used my white pen all aroung each letter, to highlight it. I stamped the 50 onto a piece of white card, and also the Happy Birthday from the ‘Go to Words’. I cut out both of these, and then again with my embossing pen, went around all the edges, and using the Gold Sparkle embossing powder, heated it to give a nice sparkly edge. I also matted both of these onto pink card. With a slim patette knife, and some Cosmic Shimmer Gold Luna paste, I very gently added a very small amount on top of the stencilled couple, just to give a bit of shimmer. I also added some Stardust Stickles to the middle of the Daisy Daisy, and with some Picked Raspberry and a damp paint brush, I also added a bit of shading to the Daisy.

The last thing to do, adhere the layers together onto an 8″ x 8″ card blank, and add the 50 and the Happy Birthday, using some 3D Glue gel.

I hope to get some more crafting done, but we’ve started decorating the house, hopefully I will get away with just directing, and choosing colours, hehehehe !!!!

Thank you for visiting, stay safe and stay well.

Pauline xxxxxxx

Thank you so much again Pauline for such a special Birthday card! It really is absolutely stunning! The sparkle and detail is even more gorgeous in real life ♡

Here it is looking fabulous on my window sill..

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

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