Harmony – Happy Birthday

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Today’s handmade card has been created for the challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Monthly Challenge Blog.

The theme for the challenge is Anything Goes.

For my card I have used one of their digital images called Harmony.

You can find more of Ching-Chou Kuik’s wonderful images here in their Etsy shop, Gjzcck.

image from Ching-Chou Kuik

Here is a tutorial on how I created this card.

You will need :

8″ By 8″ White Card Base
Ching-Chou Kuik‘s Digital Stamp Called Harmony
The Crafty Witches – Take It Easy Download Collection
The Crafty Witches – Spellbinding Essentials – 240 Essential Inserts
The Paper Boutique Filigree Fancy – Sentiments Volume XX
Leaf Die
Green Ribbon
Black Card
Pearl Beads
Glue / Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads


Print the digital image Harmony twice on to white card.
Choose two plain papers, two patterned papers and one insert.

Layer one:
Cut a square from black card measuring 19.5 cms by 19.5 cms.
Cut a square from the first paper measuring 19 cms by 19 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base.

Layer two:
Cut a piece from black card measuring 19.5 cms by 7 cms.
Cut a piece from the second paper measuring 19.5 cms by 6.5 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach green ribbon across the centre.
Attach to the card base using foam pads.
Make a bow using the ribbon, attach to the left, adding a pearl bead to the centre of the bow.

Layer three:
Colour in the digital image Harmony, I used promarkers.
On one of the printed images colour in the background and then on the other colour in the parrot.

Sky : Cadet blue, china blue, arctic blue
Leaves : Grass, emerald, bright green, herb green, olive green, lush green, pine
Parrot : Gold, pumpkin, berry red, firebrick, crimson, poppy, yellow, mustard, true blue, midnight blue
Flowers : Soft lime, lemon, honey comb, mango

image from Ching-Chou Kuik

Cut the first image to measure 12.5 cms by 10 cms.
Cut a piece of black card measuring 13 cms by 10.5 cms.
Matt and layer together.
From the second image, cut out the parrot and attach to the first image using foam pads.
Attach to the card base on the right, using foam pads.

Layer four:
Take a snap shot of a flower paper using Adobe and resize to 140% and print.

Cut out three flowers.
Using the leaf die, cut two from the second plain paper.
Attach all to the bottom left corner of the digital image.
Add pearl beads to the centre of the flowers.

Layer five:
Using a sentiment die, cut the matt die from black card.
Cut the sentiment from the first plain paper.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base using foam pads.

To finish add the insert to the inside of the card base.


Thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to follow and make any of my handmade card tutorials.

If you would like to see other cards I have made please have a look here:

Love – Sending All My Love

Summer Blooms – Happy Birthday

Butterfly Corner – Thank You

So Long Yesterday – Hugs And Kisses

Monarch Butterfly – Sending All My Love


Challenges I would like to enter are:

Ally’s Angels Challenge #67 – Anything Goes

CD Sunday Challenge #104 – Anything Goes Using CD, USB or digital download

Corrosive Challenge #2 – Anything Goes

Allsorts Challenge Week 716 – Anything Goes / Option Wings


5 thoughts on “Harmony – Happy Birthday”

  1. Pamela says:

    I love this card Lisa especially the backing paper. I like your bow too, when I make a bow that’s the style I prefer.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. Brenda says:

    A really bright colourful and happy card, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week and adding the Wings option.

    B x

  3. Carol xx CD Sunday Plus DT says:

    A beautiful card with fantastic colouring.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  4. Lynn says:

    So vibrant and colourful. Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  5. Seafield Jo says:

    A beautiful card using lovely colours and a great layout.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

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