Tuesday 6 August 2013

Ladybird Birthday Card

Yesterday my daughter requested a card for a girl's 3rd birthday tomorrow (ie now today), and I didn't have much time to do it in.

So, here's my top tips for making a 'bespoke' card quickly:

1) Use an image from a company that you know suits your 'audience' . I know Jellypark make great 'little girl' digis, so I looked through my collection of their images.

2) Use a tried and tested technique. I love paper-piecing and so I went with that. I found this paper , which is a magazine freebie from years ago and the ladybirds gave me my theme.

3) Use a sketch. I used this one from House of Cards Challenge, and, although it changed a bit in the making, it was a great starting point.

I'd like to enter:
House of Cards Challenge Cute and Fun / sketch
Corrosive Challenges It's only a number
Sentimental Sundays Child's play
Polkadoodles Challenge Birthday girl
Hobbycutz Card for a child
Crazy 4 Challenges Paper-piecing    


Karon said...

Great tips, wonderful card and love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

Regan said...

Super cute! Love how you put the number on her balloon! Great paper piecing too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Mynn xx said...

Marina, this is absolutely DARLING! LOVE the paper pieced dress to match the panel behind and I adore the ladybug theme!!! Thanks for joining us at HOC--come back again soon! :) Mynn xx

Donna Nuce said...

Sweet card and I absolutely love your tutorial on how to make one on short notice. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Come back soon.

Michelle J M said...

I always love your paper piecing and this is no exception, absolutely gorgeous, and at short notice, would have taken me ages!!! Michelle x

StephC said...

Adorable! The image looks fantastic paper pieced. So glad you joined us at HOC!

Denise said...

What a cute card! Love your colours!
Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz and good luck.........
Crafty Hugs

Vannessa said...

Such a cute card - love your ladybird embellishments! Thanks for playing along with the House of Cards Challenge this week. Hope to see you back soon.

Hugs, Vannessa

Anonymous said...

This is great Marina! Your coloring on the image is great and this is such a fun use of lady bugs! Glad to have you play at House of Cards!
- Shauna

Peanut said...

Now that's a sweet little card! Thanks for playing along with us.
Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
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