Happy Birthday

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

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I can’t believe January is at an end.  It’s been a frantic month with home renovations that I have very little time to get crafty.  I made quick card using a new watercolor set, Gansai Tambi, that I happily purchased for myself.

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So far I’m very happy with the set.  I decided to use flowers from Pretty Petals (30-288) as my focal point for the card.  The image was stamped on Bristol Paper.  I know that watercolor paper is the better choice but I personally don’t like the thickness.  I use that paper over watercolor if I know that i will be water coloring lightly.  I stamped the image three times starting at the center and then to the left and right.  I watercolored the flowers starting from light to dark.  A blue watercolor border was added around the panel. To add more depth I rubbed Antique Linen and Spun Sugar Distress Ink in the background.  To complete the card I mounted the panel on a larger arcrylic paper panel and then added jute twine.  The panel was finally mounted on a green card base. 

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SUPPLIES Stamps: Pretty Petals (30-288); Snippets (30-283) Color: Gansai Tambai Watercolor (Kuretake); Spun Sugar, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Archival Ink (Ranger); Black Licorice Midtone (MFT) Other: Jute (May Arts); Bristol Paper (Strathmore); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

I am participating in Simon Says Work It Wednesday.  The current challenge is to use something new in the card.  There are 2 things that are new – Pretty Petals – it’s the first time I used the set and my new watercolor Gansai Tambi set.   I am also participating in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

 

 

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Guess what?!  I’m now a Simplicity Sister!  I’m so very excited to join all the ladies in this group.  If you’ve been following my blog, I tend to gravity to the clean and simple look.  Watch out for more this Thursday!

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Happy Birthday

Hello!

I finally am making time to share a card before the month ends.   My family is on vacation and I just didn’t have the time to post during all the preparation and packing.  We are away for a month escaping the heat and visiting family.

My husband’s birthday was a few months ago and I had made 2 cards for him.  This is the second card also using the clear set Man’s Best Friend (30-120).  As you may know, I adore this set.

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SUPPLIES  Stamps:  All Penny Black Man's Best Friend (30-120); Springs (30-284); Snippets (30-283) Dies:  Flower Portrait (51-114)  Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009)  Color:  Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Green Hills Midtone; Field Greens Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Scoreboard (Martha Stewart); Clear EP (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: All Penny Black Man’s Best Friend (30-120); Sprigs (30-284); Snippets (30-283) Dies: Flower Portrait (51-114) Patterned Paper: Painted Blooms (80-009) Color: Prismacolor Pencils; Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko); Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Green Hills Midtone; Field Greens Midtone (Hero Arts); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Scoreboard (Martha Stewart); Clear EP (Ranger)

I just love this little dog image and I thought I’d have him run through some “grass”.  I used an image from the Sprigs  (30-284) set which I stamped with various shades of green ink.  I used blue shades of Distress Ink to create the sky.  Taking patterned paper from the Painted Blooms (80-009) collection, I created a frame using the Flower Portrait (51-114) die set.  Finally, I used my scoreboard to create narrow vertical lines on my card panel.

Ths is my favorite of the two.  It just makes me smile.

Hope you enjoy your week.