Author: Gemma Campbell

Happy First Birthday with Gemma

Today I’m sharing a sweet birthday card to celebrate a first birthday. I thought it would be fun to use the word ‘first’ instead of the number ‘1’ across my card. I die cut the letters using the Knightly LC Large Alpha die set. I cut them 3 times and added copic colours to the top layer, keeping the outline white and only one layer. On my card base, I adhered the a white frame, using the Gallery #7 die set. I then adhered the letters across the centre of the card. As this is a first birthday, I...

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Birthday Fishes with Gemma

Today I’m sharing my own spin on a scene card, using the Ocean Floor Slimline scene die with the Sea Friends and Sea Life stamp sets. I love using white space on my cards, so I wanted to show how to create a scene card but still incorporate my love of white space. My top tip is to make sure that some elements bridge the gap between white space and scene. Having images or sentiments that break out from either side will help to create one cohesive design. I began by die cutting the Ocean Floor Slimline scene die...

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Big and Bold Birthday with Gemma

I love creating typographic cards. I think they work especially well for those tricky masculine cards. I began by choosing my colour palette. Colours can be tricky too but I used the following categories to help me choose: Bold – orange and yellow Complimentary – blue Neutral – dark grey Dark – navy blue Light – light grey Once I’d chosen my colours, I die cut the letters for ‘birthday’, plus an exclamation mark, from each of the 6 colours using the Charlie Large Outline Alphas. I also die cut the same letters twice from white card, which I’ll...

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70 Birthday Balloons with Gemma

I have a special birthday card to share today. I used a combination of dies to create these large balloons, perfect for a milestone birthday. I began with the background. I die cut the Ocean Overlay die from white sparkle card and silver embossed card. I adhered the pieces on to a 5.25″ card base. This die is great for adding texture to a background. Next, I used two dies from the Nesting Circles die set to cut patterned paper. I layered these over white card circles, for dimension and stability. To turn these into balloons, I used the...

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Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 with Gemma

Today I’m continuing my tradition of sharing a card that’s inspired by the Pantone Colour of the Year. This year it’s Viva Magenta. Described by Pantone as ‘brave and fearless…an animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self expression without restraint.’ I was also inspired by a card I made last year, using the Balloon Buddies stamp set. I loved this design so I decided to use this layout again. As I don’t have the exact shade for the Pantone colour of the year, I chose a selection of pink and red inks to stamp the flowers...

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