Happy 80th by Debs Wainwright


Hi everyone I hope you are surviving all this rain. It's been very heavy here in Essex, but it's great when I can get to the craft shed and listen as I work. I guess it's the blue in the card I'm sharing with you this week that made me think of rain. The card is in shades of blue as it is my Aunts favourite colour. 

Here's what I did

I die cut some flowers out of mixed media paper and sprayed them with a mica and pigment spray. This left a nice few beads if colour on the craft mat which I laid my background card over to pick up the colour.

I repeated this with a darker colour. I loved the way the flowers came out on the background and how it shimmered from the mica. I sprayed the flowers and left them to dry while I mounted my background with some dark card blue card and attached it to a pre-cut card.

Once dry I edged the petal with Distress ink, I assembled the flower and added a leaf. I painted some chipboard flourishes with acrylic paint as well as a die cut Happy Birthday and a wooden 80. I added gems to complete.

This is what I used

Tim Holtz for Ranger Craft Core Shattered Collection

Finnabair for Prima Alchemy Acrylic Paint 

Tim Holtz Die Tattered Floral
Chipboard flourishes and die cut from my stash

I really have started to enjoy making cards which is good as there are so many to make each year. My Aunt loved her card which makes it worth it!

Take care
Hugs Debs xx

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  1. I love your rainy flowers Debs. It's a really cool effect. Hope your aunt had a happy birthday


  2. Gorgeous card - I love the flower and the background is fabulous! Your aunt will love it and I hope she has a lovely birthday! xxx

  3. I'm sure she loved it, great flower.
    Amanda x

  4. Very pretty card Debs and she must have love it. Such lovely flowers.
    Fliss xx

  5. Lovely card, perfect for an 80th
    Donna xx

  6. Love how you used the die cut flowers as masks to create your background I bet your Aunt loves this


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