I’m over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog again on this frosty, snowy day with a colourful birthday card. My Nan needs a little cheer in her life at the moment and this card featuring the Avery Elle Party Pals stamp set, with a few accessories and sentiments from the Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals set, is sure to put a smile on her face.

I started by smooshing some Broken China and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks onto some watercolour paper. I built up the layers until I was happy with the texture and die cut using an MFT Inside & Out Circle STAX Dynamics die. I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border Die on the green circle to layer over the blue sky background.

I stamped out the two kitties, the ‘HAPPY’ banner, a star and a heart from the Avery Elle Party Pals stamp set and the party hats from the Avery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals set, in some MFT Extreme Black Ink onto some blending cardstock and coloured them in with my Copic markers. I stuck to bright, happy colours in rainbow order.

I fussy cut the items out and stamped the two sentiments so I could arrange them on my card base.