Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sepia birthday card

I decided that I wanted to try out sepia tones to colour this birthday card. I'd never done it before and am fairly pleased with it (except for the boy's hair - need to keep practising that!). I used an article from Simply cards and papercraft as the basis although I decided against using the blender pen as it advised as I couldn't make it work for me.


I also coloured the corner embellishments with a walnut promarker to make them look bronze and match with the rest of the card. The card, papers and buttons are from the stash at the craft morning I went to with my friend Jennie today and the sentiment is from Crafty Emma's which we got free in our goody bag at last year's crafty weekend (details for this year's here).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampalot Challenge - Happy Birthday
Joanna Sheen Challenge - It's a man's world
Corrosive Challenges - Heavy Metal
Stamp with Fun - No easter card
Papertake weekly - Anything goes


18 comments:

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  2. A really great card Emma, the sepia tones work so well with the blues.

    Thanks so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot Challenge and hope you can join our blog hop, we have so many great prizes.

    B x

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  3. So sorry Emma, didn't read properly and missed you were entering Penny Black and More, so thank so much and good luck with the prize draws there as well.

    B x

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  4. very beautiful and elegant card
    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  5. A fabulous creation! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Sir stampalot and Good Luck!

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  6. Charming card, lovely colours and design... Wonderful to have you join in the challenge this fortnight at Joanna Sheen...

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  7. Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  8. gorgeous card em.stunning sepia colouring and i love the fab image ;D

    xx coops xx

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  9. Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts and sir Stampalot challenges, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  11. A great male card Emma and lovely Sepia colouring. I really like the cute tied buttons and the corners finish it off beautifully.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us next month too.

    Shirley

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  12. Love one for the boys. Thanks for joining in with the fun over on the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog.
    Hugs Sandra x

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  13. very cute! you've done a lovely job of colouring the image and the corners! thank you for playing along with our oh so cute theme at penny black and more.
    linda

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  14. Card is awesome. Love the coloring. My favorite BIL works for UPS and would love this card. Thanks for joining this fortnight challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Please join us for our next challenge.

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  15. So cute! Love your coloring and great design too!
    So happy you shared with us at penny black and more! Good luck!!

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  16. Hi Emma
    I've just found your blog on my travels and have become a follower. Your cards are lovely.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  17. Very nice creation - love the color and the design. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  18. This is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot blog hop, Ruth

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