Birthday Card

Hello,

I’ve got a birthday card to share today.   I eked this card just in time for my husband’s birthday that we celebrated a few weeks ago…

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The card was pretty simple to assemble.  The panel was colored with red to pink hues of Distress Ink.  I wanted to create a kind of ombre effect which was then splattered with water and then color spray.  The image from Jazzy Cats (30-333) was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and the fussy cut.  I adhered the image with foam tape on the panel.  The sentiment was from Sweet Wishes (30-104).  I added the panel on a white card base and voila!

Talk to you soon!

 

 

A Little Note

Hi!

Today I’m sharing a card using a few new stamps I just received.

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SUPPLIES Stamps:  Sentiment Collection (30-350); Soar (30-345); Pastoral (40-420) Color:  Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire Distress Markers (Ranger); Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (Ranger) Other:  White Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Clear Gems (Pretty Pink Posh)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Sentiment Collection (30-350); Soar (30-345); Pastoral (40-420) Color: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire Distress Markers (Ranger); Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink (Ranger) Other: White Embossing Powder (American Crafts); Versamark (Tsukinkeo); Clear Gems (Pretty Pink Posh); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)

I wanted to highlight Pastoral (40-420).  It’s such a simple yet gorgeous stamp.  I first colored a watercolor paper panel with Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to create a sunset effect.   I then colored the stamp with different hues of Green Distress markers and then spritzed the image with water.  I stamped the image on the panel.  Once it was dry I wanted to add a few more images to complete the scene.  I used an image from Soar (30-345).  I only wanted to stamp the butterflies and colored each butterfly with a different hue of blue Distress markets.  I did the same method of spritzing water and then stamped the image.  To finish the card, I white embossed a sentiment from Sentiment Collection (30-350) on a black cardstock banner.  I added a few clear gems to add texture.

This month flew by.  Until April!

 

Happy Birthday

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Hello!

Today I have a birthday card to share.  My dear friend (and soon to be sister-in-law) celebrated her birthday this week.  I wanted to make something pretty and something to invoke her upcoming nuptials with my brother this summer.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps: (All Penny Black) Reflection (40-218); Snippets (20-283) Dies: Deco Frame (51-125) Color:  Inktense Watercolor Pencil (Derwent); Koi Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit (Sakura); Tattered Rose, Antique Linen; Pumic Stone; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Archival Black Ink (Ranger) Other: Tinsel Color Shine (Heidi Swapp); Patterned Paper (Studio Calico); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Zing White EP (American Crafts); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: (All Penny Black) Reflection (40-218); Snippets (20-283) Dies: Deco Frame (51-125) Color: Inktense Watercolor Pencil (Derwent); Koi Water Color Field Sketch Travel Kit (Sakura); Tattered Rose, Antique Linen; Pumic Stone; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Archival Black Ink (Ranger) Other: Tinsel Color Shine (Heidi Swapp); Patterned Paper (Studio Calico); Versamark Ink (Tsukineko); Zing White EP (American Crafts); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore); Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

I LOVE the stamp Reflection (40-218).  It is so elegant and I wanted to color and cut.  The image was stamped on Bristol paper and then watercolored with Inktense Watercolor Pencils.  I fussy cut the image and trimmed it to size.  The Deco Frame (51-125) die was cut from patterned paper.  I die cut 2 more and adhered them behind the patterned paper cut to create thickness.  The sentiment from Snippets (20-283) was stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed with white EP.   I set these pieces aside while I created the panel.

I wanted texture and decided to use Arcrylic paper as my panel.  I lightly colored and blended Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I then splattered water on the panel and splattered silver color spray.  Once dried, I adhered the frame, stamped image and sentiment.  I then added the panel using foam tape to a card base.

I’ve added this to the SSS Work it Wednesday January 2016 challenge.   The Deco Frame die has its debut on this card.

 

Until next time!