#643 – Birthday Wishes

Hello! I made a bright and bold birthday card this time –

Birthday Wishes

I used Altenew Vintage Flowers for the flowers. After stamping them, I wanted to make a fuzzy mask for them, something that would not perfectly cover the image, just provide a sort of border around it for me to stamp the background stripes. To make this, I took a scrap piece of paper, and holding it above the paper, held it against the light and drew a rough outline on the paper. I then fuzzy cut it out, and placed it above the card base, to stamp those stripes.

Birthday Wishes

Here’s the list of supplies used –
Altenew Vintage Roses
My Favorite Things Bold Diagonal Stripes
Honey Bee Stamps Hooray Day
Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

The Challenge #90

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Color Throwdown Challenge #451

Paru’s Card Challenge: July Challenge: Birthday

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#629 – Sketches and Colors

Hello! I made these two cards a couple of days ago, intending to join a couple of color and sketch challenges.

Thank You

Here’s what I used –
My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers
My Favorite Things Simply Circles
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery
My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banners
Gansai Tambi watercolors

I am joining the MFT Sketch Challenge #337 and MFT Color Challenge #71 with this card.

Sketch Challenge 337 #mftstamps

For my second card –

Celebrate

Here’s what I used –
Reverse Confetti Buds n Blooms
Die-versions Celebrate die
Itsy Bitsy Scalloped Circles die
Basically Essential Remember and Thanks stencil
We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder

With this card, I am joining the Reverse Confetti June Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown Challenge #447.

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#605 – Sending Well Wishes

Hello! I find so many inspiring card makers out there in this kind hearted community, that it is practically impossible to not want to try out the unique techniques of a few talented ones. The one I am talking about this time, is Laurajane. If you haven’t checked out her blog, you are missing out big time!

I love this particular coloring technique Laurajane uses. She adds colors in layers, but doesn’t allow them to blend, instead keeping the strokes to add a lovely look to her creations. I had tried this technique in the beginning of the year in this card, and was quite happy with the results. And I thought of trying it again…

Sending Well Wishes

Of course, my card doesn’t entirely look like how Laurajane makes them.. its in my style, after all! πŸ™‚

I used Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set, stamped the images in Antique Linen distress ink and then colored them using Zig brush pens. The sentiment comes from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint 3 stamp set.

Sending Well Wishes

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #437

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #236: Anything Goes

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Fusion Challenge: Easter (I picked the picture part, with the yellow and red flowers)

Simon Says Stamp March Work It Wednesday: Spring has Sprung

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Inkspirational Challenge #132: Spring

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#590 – Off The Page

PE: Featured as a favorite in Color Throwdown 431!

Hello! I am posting another card for theΒ Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Celebrations. My main source of inspiration is Keren’s Off the Page Challenge. I never made a card with anything hanging off, thinking I’d never be able to mail it anyway. But I decided to at least give it a try this time – I was sure I would love it…and I did!! πŸ™‚

Hello

To make this card, I used one of the flower images from the In Bloom: Addie’s Garden stamp set, which has always given me a hard time with ideas; but seemed just perfect this time. I stamped the images on a scrap cardstock panel using MISTI, then used ink smooshing technique with distress inks. I then fussy cut out the images.

Hello

For the sentiment, I used partial die-cutting using the Hello die. I then ink blended the background using distress inks and Scenery – Madison Creative Screenings stencil. I then adhered the flowers and then some small silver sequins for embellishing.

Submitting this card goes to the following challenges from the Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Celebrations – Ink Smooshing with Heather H, Sequins Challenge with Kate, Stencil Challenge with Kelly, Off the Page Challenge with Keren, Ink Blending Challenge with Vanessa

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Color Throwdown Challenge #431

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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#527 – The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew

PE: Caught by Altenew!! Can you imagine being selected from over 200 entries!!! Wow! πŸ˜€

Caught by Altenew

Hello! You must have heard of the The Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew by now…if you are participating in any of these fantastic challenge blogs, that is…and I bet most card makers would have!! I am really happy to say that I’ve participated and even won, or at least got a mention in all except one of the challenges in this list – the one being 10 Minute Craft Dash by Pretty Pink Posh…for the simple reason that I don’t own any Pretty Pink Posh products…yes, that happens..:P

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Altenew - Ultimate Challange Blog Collage

So, I’ve decided to participate in this awesome event – after all, I do get totally inspired by all these challenges, get awesome inspiration from all the other card makers who play along…I really do appreciate that they pour hours and hours of work just for us!! Thanks to all you wonderful people!!

And now to my (first) card –

Thanks A Bunch

I stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew Hannah Elements and heat embossed them black. I colored them using Broken China, Tattered Rose and Pumice Stone distress inks and fuzzy cut them. I then die cut a grey card stock panel using Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts, then stamped some more using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then mounted the panel on the card base, then added the flowers on top.

Thanks A Bunch

The sentiment is from Altenew Label Love, which I used my MISTI to stamp – I am so happy I own this product at times like these!! πŸ˜€ Finally I embellished using some pearls.

Submitting this card to –

Color Throwdown Challenge #410

Bastel Traum Challenge #45: Thanks

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#524 – So Happy For You

PE:Winner at Virginia’s View Challenge!!

Virginia's View - Top 10 Favorites

Favorite at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!

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Favorite at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!!

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Hello! I made this easy-to-make card this time. Little ink smooshing, a little die-cutting, and done!! πŸ˜€

Happy For You

I first used an acetate sheet to smoosh some distress ink on a card panel – I used Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed distress inks. Once dry, I die cut the flowers and leaves from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden. I then adhered the panel on my card base, and then adhered the flowers and leaves at just one point and when they dried, I lifted and curved the outlines.

I then added a few splatters of black Camel Drawing ink. I use this ink now-a-days while adding splatters, since they keep their color and vibrancy, no matter what is beneath.

Happy For You

I had the ‘happy’ leftover from a previous project – they come from the Happy panel from Reverse Confetti. I adhered this, then stamped the other portion of the sentiment from Reverse Confetti Whole Lotta Happy in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I embellished the card with some white rhinestones. And that’s it – so so simple to make!! πŸ˜€

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #409

Virginia’s View Challenge #23: Spray, Mist and Splatter

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #156: Dimension & Bling

Happy Little Stampers (September): Anything Goes With Dies

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#503 – A Happy Hello

PE: Runner Up at A2ZScrapboooking Challenge!!!

..and a colorful one too! πŸ˜‰

A Happy Hello

I made this one layer, watercolor card a couple of days ago, using distress inks for watercoloring. I first stamped the little images from Hero Arts Flower Garden using MFT Hybrid black ink, then added some loose watercoloring using Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Dusty Concord and Fossilzed Amber. I then added a few splatters using Camel black drawing ink. And when it all dried, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black.

A Happy Hello

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Color Throwdown Challenge #401

CAS(E) This Sketch #181

A Blog Named Hero: Masculine

A2ZScrapbooking July Challenge: Anything Goes

The Paper Players #304: CAS + Watercolor

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