Sparkle stencil birthday

I know what you are thinking. What could have inspired me to create a sparkly pink and purple birthday card? A sweet five year old girl! She loves texture so I am hoping the raised glitter embossing, surprisingly silky sparkle ribbon and the raised sentiment will also appeal.

I used a beautiful quarter circle stencil by Alexandra Renke which I am looking forward to using on future projects. I blended four colours of distress oxide inks on neenah solar white cardstock first as I wanted to add the glittery embossing powder over the top. I made sure the ink was totally dry and also used a powder tool before pressing versamark ink through the stencil onto the panel. The embossing powder is WOW fairy dust which is very silvery and sparkly despite what my photos show.

I wrapped the panel with a bit of silky smooth glitter ribbon brought home from France by my partner in craft, embossed the MFT sentiment in silver powder and popped it up over the ribbon. All the product names are linked below. I realize this may not seem like a little girl card, after all there are no princesses, unicorns or cute animals. Since my children became grownups I haven’t really made many child cards. Do you make cards for children? What sets them apart from your other cards?


Stencil: mandala (AR)

Stamp: birdie brown greetings galore

Inks: blueprint sketch, picked raspberry, dusty concord, seedless preserves distress oxide inks & versamark

Also: Ranger silver embossing powder, WOW fairy dust embossing powder, silver ribbon

7 Comments on “Sparkle stencil birthday”

  1. Christine says:

    I’m sure she will like the card. The colour and sparkle is very pretty. I’ve made slider cards with planes and cars for my nephew. I used bought embellishments for the vehicles- they were the right size.

  2. What a gorgeous card Heather, I love the colours and sparkly embossing. I tend to go for a character or a hobby or interest for a child’s birthday card but this is just beautiful. 🙂

  3. Pat says:

    How bright and pretty Heather and pink going through to blue and some gorgeous glittery embossing too, and love that gorgeous silver ribbon. x

  4. debsmart says:

    A gorgeous blending of colours, and that sparkly mandala – it goes on my ‘gotta have it’ list!

  5. nise says:

    Beautiful! That stencil made me think of a crown. Colors are wonderful and you can never go wrong with sparkle for a girl. My niece will be 6 next month and I might try to see about duplicating your card. I have the inks and glitter, so thanks for the inspiration! Last year I made her a shoe card and I tend to lean toward any interest I think they have when creating. Animals or flowers are a good choice when you’re unsure or my now grown nephews always liked the trucks and equipment cards.

  6. Liane Desmarais-Cavanagh says:

    What a lucky little girl to have a thoughtful friend like you. This is absolutely lovely.

  7. Liz in NH says:

    I think that when my Daughter was five, she would have loved this card. She would have considered it very mature, all the more to be treasured. Plus: pink, purple, sparkle, win-win-win.

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