For a surprise party!

Hello my friends!

Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a few days…work and everyday stuff kind of kept me busy…I bet you all know the feeling! However, the little one had to go to a surprise birthday party so I grabbed the opportunity to get abit crafty! Hopefully the little boy will like his card! πŸ™‚

Quick Instructions:

For this card, I stamped these super funny Crazy Birds (Tim Holtz-Stampers Anonymous) on a white cardstock and colored them using my Inktense pencils. I fussy cut them, trace their outline with a black Sharpie and left them aside. I then masked the bottom of the panel and I used Distress inks and a blending tool to create the background on which I then made some water splatters to create the watercolored effect. (Love doing this!). Next I cut a stripe of black cardstock and I die cut the sentiment out of the same paper. I used my Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to them. When everything was ready, I stamped the birds on the panel where I wanted them to be (since I cut off their legs during fussy cutting!) and then I adhered the cut outs on top of them using double sided tape. I did the same with the balloon and the gift box. I stuck down the black stripe and the die cuts using a glue pen. And since it is going to be a surprise party I thought to stamp the word surprise and doodle abit to make the card more customised. And then …I decided to add more sparkle !So I added abit of Wink of Stella all over the white part of the card and over the word ‘surprise’. And I called it done!!!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Distress Mini Ink Pads: faded jeans, salty ocean, tumbled glass
  • Derwent – Inktense Pencils: Iris Blue, Deep Blue, Cadmium Yellow,Cadmium Orange, Hot Red,
  • Stampers Anonymous :Tim Holtz Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamp set
  • Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned stamp set
  • Avery Elle – Tags for all – die set (happy birthday)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Waterbrush
  • Mini blending tool
  • Black gel pen
  • Black Sharpie
  • ZIG- Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue pen
  • Scissors

With this card I entered the following challenges. If you are looking for inspiration, then you really need to check these blogs out. They are seriously amazing!


  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:Β  Bit O’ Green

  • Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: February 2017 Anything goes

  • That’s Crafty: Bling it up challenge

  • Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #274-275

  • Seven Hills Craft Blog: Monthly Challenge – March Tic Tac Toe (Animals-Big words/letters- Die cutting OR Animals/watercolor/bold shades)

  • Penny Black and More: March -Anything goes

  • Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour March Challenge – Anything goes optional twist smoosh

  • Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies

  • House of Cards: Make a scene and/or colours

  • Catch the bug – Saturday Challenge: March theme: birds/bees/butterflies

  • Glitter n Sparkle: #230Β  Colour – Use some green

  • Crafty Friends Challenge: #53 For a child


Thank you all for stopping by! I would love to see you again soon!And if you like my projectsΒ  and you have a little bit of time, please leave me a comment!I love reading them and they mean alot to me! πŸ™‚




26 thoughts on “For a surprise party!”

  1. Wonderful card! Looks like the birds are having a fun party πŸ™‚ Great watercolour effects! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  2. Too cute!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Blog challenge! We hope you’ll join us again for our newest challenge this week!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min – Bugaboo Stamps DT

  3. haha, such a fun and colourful card that anyone would be happy to receive! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

  4. I love to party with the Crazy Birds too and love your background as well as your crazy birds! Thank you for joining the House of Cards March Challenge. Thank you for entering and I hope we see you enter again this month Karen P (HOC DT)

  5. You’ve created the perfect background for these crazy birds, its just gorgeous. And your colouring of the birds is fantastic. So very glad you shared this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

    1. Thank you,Shona!Your comment really made me smile.Hope to see you again in the near future! πŸ™‚

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