Simple yet Pretty Birthday Card

During September and October there are alot of birthdays in my family.  I find that there is nothing better than a homemade gift or card, even if it is simple.  For this project I made a simple card.

Items used in this project:
Terri Sproul Mixers in Gold and Garnet Shimmer
Gloss Medium
White Glue
Glue Stick
Black Gel Pen
Brown Craft Paper

Using Arnold Grummer's Daisy Casting Mold and brown craft paper I made a cast of a daisy.  To give it a weathered look I then dry brushed it with Gesso.

While that dried I added some words around the window on the card with a black gel pen.

Using a pencil I traced the window onto the inside of the front cover.  I did this to help me line up my cast with the window.

Then I added a bit of white glue to the box to secure my cast.

I added the cast to the inside cover of the card and painted it with Terri Sproul Mixers in Gold and Garnet Shimmer and some gloss medium.  After that I coated the inside cover with my glue stick making sure I got the edges.

I then closed the inside covered and went over it with a brayer to make sure everything stuck together.  The cast sticks out nicely through the window.  

 Here you have a nice, simple, pretty Birthday Card that would be perfect for everyone on your list.


  1. so pretty, i love the words around the center.. great job

  2. That is so beautiful! But please tell me, what is a brayer? I am new to papercrafting, but I LOVE my Arnold Grummer papermaking kit! Keep up the great work.

  3. So sweet, I would love to get this card.

  4. Thanks for writing in such an encouraging post. I had a glimpse of it and couldn’t stop reading till I finished. I have already bookmarked you. estetik


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