#732 – Thanks

Hello! I made a watercolored card with not line watercoloring after so long! And I still wonder why I can never get the tulips right! 😉

Thanks

The images are all from Winnie & Walter Addie’s Garden stamp set, which I stamped in a light gray and then watercolored using Prima watercolor pencils. For the background, I used Brusho colors. Once the watercolor panel dried, I die cut it using Neat & Tangled Scalloped die, and also die cut the sentiment ‘Thanks’. The thanks die cut was something I got as a freebie from Winnie & Walter on a purchase some time ago. After adhering the die cut sentiment by stacking black cardstock underneath, I also stamped the rest of the sentiment, from Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday stamp, using black pigment ink. I also added some shimmer, using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen, on the sentiment die cut and some strokes on the rest of the images, which is completely invisible in the picture above!

With this card, I am joining a few Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday challenges, those being, Watercoloring with a Twist challenge with Heather H and Die Challenge with Lydia.

I am also joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die cut

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: February Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#731 – Love You Tag

Hello and welcome! So, after the last card, I felt that I had to try the technique again, and this time, no dimensions! I also thought to change it up to a tag, rather than make a card again –

Love You (Tag)

I used the same die cut for the letters – Winnie & Walter Typecase Cary Letters, and the flowers In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers, and a mix of MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangles and WPlus9 Timeless Tags 2 to create the tag itself.

I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday challenges – Repetitive Stamping challenge with Crystal, Anything but a Card challenge with Kate and Die Challenge with Lydia

Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday challenge: Add a Die cut

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday challenge: Love

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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#730 – Pink in Love

Hello! I am back with another project for the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges.

I’ve been wanting to try this out for quite some time now, but didn’t really get the idea right in my mind. I wanted to achieve the look of some the stamps now-a-days which, so charmingly, combine words with flower images. I think I am half there – since I’ve used dies to achieve this look, and not stamps! 😉

Love You

Here’s how I made it – I first die cut the letters, then laid them back in place using temporary tape from behind. I then stamped the flowers, added all the dots. Then, I separated the die cut letters and colored portions of the die cuts using a black Zig brush pen.

Later, I die cut the panel and turned it to a shaker card using silver sequins, and mounted it on a pink card base.

Love You

The only thing I would change about this card, is to not make it a shaker, and keep the levels of the letters same as the rest of the card. Somehow the effect I wanted is not showcased well in this card 😦 But, since I did partially did get what I wanted, I am gonna say I am happy! 🙂

Products used on this card include (all Winnie & Walter products) –
Typecast Cary Letters
In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers
Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways

With this card I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Celebration challenges – Shaker challenge with Lea, Die Challenge with Lydia, Four Challenge with Shay (4 die cut letters make up the shaker window)

Paru’s Card Making challenge: February Challenge: Love

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: Its a Love Thing

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#729 – Love with Non-traditional Colors

Hello! I managed to make a few more projects for the Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges. Here’s the first of a couple more –

Love Everything About You

I stamped the flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers repeatedly. I then roughly cut out a mask for the two section of flowers, and stamped the graph using Hero Arts Graph stamp. I also added a few spots around the flowers and in the flower centers for some accents After die cutting it using Essentials: Lana’s Cutaways, I foam mounted it on a brown card base. The sentiments come from The Big, The Bold and Happy stamp set.

I am joining the following Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday Bash challenges – Repetitive Stamping challenge with Crystal and Grid challenge with Keren.

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday challenge: Love

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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#728 – Seize the Birthday – Coffee or Tea

Hello and welcome to yet another new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we have the optional topping of ‘Coffee or Tea’, meaning you can join us with a birthday project carrying a coffee or tea theme, or, if it is not your thing, you are free to join us with any birthday project at all – your choice!

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

I, of course, chose to go with the topping. And here’s what I created –

Warm Wishes

I first stamped the flowery wreath on a white card panel, then die cut the coffee cup. I then added a backing to the panel, stacked the coffee cup die cut with some more die cuts, then replaced it. I made sure to add lesser die cuts to the inner parts of the die cut, so they are all at different levels. Finally, I trimmed the panel to an almost square panel.

I then added BnW damask pattern paper on another piece of cardstock, and layered the two panels on a white card base. Finally, I added sentiment and the heart.

Here’s the list of products I used –

Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers
Paper Smooches Cozy Coffee
Paper Smooches Warm Wishes
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
pattern paper from Recollections Black and White paper pad

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die Cut

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Winnie & Walter 4th Birthday challenges – Die Challenge with Lydia

Do stop over the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet, and join us with your own birthday project !

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#727 – Guest Designing for Timeout Challenge

Hello! So very excited to be Guest Designing at Timeout challenge! It feels wonderful to join the amazing ladies in this team!!

The challenge this time is a Theme Challenge, with the theme being “Hobbies” and the sponsors are CAS-ual Friday stamps.

hobbies

Now, I do have quite a few hobbies, but how do I represent them in a card?!?? Somehow I ended up picking up an easy one. Reading.

Enjoy the Little Things

I used to be quite an avid reader, but somehow that’s decreased to more than I like in the last few years. I am going to make a real effort to rising my “reading time” again this year, so wish me luck! 🙂

Coming back to the card – I used images from Waffle Flower Bird and Bear along with a stack of books that I drew by hand, colored them using distress ink and fussy cut them. For the background, I used double die cut – Lil Inker Designs Diamond Lace die along with Spellbinders Labels 24 die. The sentiment comes from Honey Bee Stamps Sentiment Builder stamp. The card base is Fabriano Elle Erre paper.

Do take a time out and join the challenge – and do checkout the Timeout Challenge blog, the spectacular DT has some fabulous inspiration in store for you! 🙂

Joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Take Note

SSS - Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Add a Die Cut

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: February Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

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#726 – No Whites

Hello! I didn’t realize until I finished the card, but this card has no white cardstock in it – all colored cardstock! That’s definitely a first for me!! And I am so delighted!! 😀

You Make Me Smile

I did, however have to add some color to a couple of the card bases (the pink and blue), to get the exact color I wanted. My blue and pink cardstocks are a few shades lighter, and I used distress inks to get the color I actually wanted. Also, I felt that it was easier to get the color I wanted on these colored card bases, since they have the base color ready anyway – it was only a matter of darkening them. 🙂

You Make Me Smile

I used Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony stamp on the blue card base, and stamped the images in black. I then used Uniball UniPaint marker to color some areas of the petals. Next, I used Hero Arts Night & Day Flowers to stamp the flowers on the pink and yellow card stock scraps, then fussy cut them out. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages. I finally adhered the pieces together and added a few sequins to embellish.

I am joining the following challenges with this card –

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up Challenge with Hero Arts

Ellen Hutson - Mix It Up Challenge

Global Design Project challenge #125

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Take Note

SSS - Monday Challenge

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