#857 – A Sympathy Card

Hello and welcome. This time I’ve made a card, that most card-makers would prefer not to make – a sympathy card. I’ve sent it out to a very dear fellow blogger, Monika, who recently lost her young son in an accident. My heart aches for her – what a terrible thing to go though.. 😦

Sharing in Your Sorrow

To make this card, I first used the dies from My Favorite Things Birds of a Feather and Pretty Fresh Studio Dainty Blossoms, watercolored them and kept them aside to dry. On the card base, I embossed using one of the die cuts from Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana Cutaways. I then adhered the die cut pieces and then stamped sentiment from Reverse Confetti Banner in Bloom using MFT Hybrid Black ink.

Sharing in Your Sorrow (closeup)

I hope Monika finds solace soon.

Joining the following challenges with this card –

Inkspirational challenge #208: Designers’ Choice: Animal: Real or Magical

Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Stamplorations March CAS challenge: Anything Goes with optional color twist Light Blue

Perfectly CAS challenge #7: Die Cuts (I’ve used the center of the 3/3 grid)

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #381: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by.

#856 – STB: Touch of Green

PE: Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

SSS - Designer Spotlight Badge

Hello and welcome! We are starting a new challenge this week at Seize the Birthday challenge, and the topping this time is ‘Touch of Green’, which is given to us by Vicki. Of course, as usual, you are free to skip the topping and join us with any Birthday project, as long as it is new.

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This year, I one of my goals was to improve my watercoloring. I’ve never tried free style coloring – I usually stamp and watercolor. So I am trying to learn it. This challenge was perfect to try painting leaves, so I gave it a go. And after I was satisfied (at least, for the time being) with my attempt, I made a card out of it.

Watercolored Green Leaves

I used watercolor paper from Hndmd/CrafTangles, and Gansai Tambi watercolors. I basically was aiming for a shade like Pthalo Green, so its a bluish-green tinge (and not a photo mistake 😀 ). This is supposed to be a branch of eucalyptus leaves, but I am not really sure if it is looking as much! But I am sure I liked how the watercoloring itself turned out, so that’s ok, I guess! 😉

Watercolored Green Leaves (closeup)

Once everything dried, I added a few splatters and then once that too dried, I added the sentiment, trying to go for the same ink color as the painting. The stamp set I used is Winnie & Walter In a Word: The Big, the Bold and Party. I then trimmed the piece a bit on the sides, and mounted it on a black card base.

I hope you are inspired by my card!I am joining the following challenges too –

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: A Bit of Green

SSS - Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Use some Green

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers March CAS challenge: Use Your Favorite Technique (Mine is watercoloring)

Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes (haven’t used the optional ‘Flowers’)

CrafTangles March challenge: Anything Goes (And I’ve used their watercolor paper)

Monthly Challenges 2020 March

Check out the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from out fabulous DT and also from our talented Surprise Party Guest, Stef Perry! And don’t forget to join the party! 🙂

#722 – Ewe Have My Heart

Hello! For it is the season of love, I have the perfect stamp to create a card –

Ewe Have My Heart

Trying to continue my efforts to make cards using critters, I though this would be the easiest and best choice – My Favorite Things Ewe Are th Best stamp. The sheep here are just too cute, and there are also some extra stamps to create scenes easily – one of the reasons I bought the stamp set!

Ewe Have My Heart

Anyway, I first stamped the Etched Tribal stamp on my kraft card base. I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Pinking Edge Square die cut, stamped the scene and watercolored it using distress inks. The same for the small flowers and the cute little sheep. After fussy cutting the sheep and flowers, I assembled the card by foam mounting the scene, sentiment an sheep, mounting the whole thing on a white card base.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #370

AAA Card Challenge #108: All You Need is Love

CAS Watercolor February Challenge: Love

Happy Little Stampers: February CAS Challenge: Hearts

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#716 – Seize the Birthday – One Layer

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time we have a Topping of ‘One Layer’. But you are free to join the challenge with any new Birthday project, if you do not want to choose the Topping.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the one layer card I made –

Celebrate

I used a combination of flowers from Altenew Layered Lily and Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus. I always felt that the images from the two stamp sets would go well together, so I am glad to finally put it on a card! 🙂 I used distress inks, misted with water to stamp.

Once dry, I added the sentiment, from Waffle Flower Congrats and Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday. I didn’t think and ended up stamping the smaller sentences on an already black background.. but I let it be. You can partially make out the sentence, plus, I am not actually sending it to anyone!! 😉

I’m joining these challenges too –

Happy Little Stamps: January CAS Challenge: Friendship

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Stamplorations January CAS Challenge: Anything Goes

Timeout Challenge #101: Inspired by Words

For more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet, checkout the Seize the Birthday blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#715 – Hugs

Hello! I made another quickie card.. Actually, I had to spend some time on this, trying to come up with a good combination of stamps and dies, but repeating would definitely be easy. 🙂

Hugs

I’ve used the following products –

Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers (fuzzy cut the images)
Concord & 9th Hugs die
Concord & 9th Barnwood Background
My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner

I added a few dots of gold embossing on the centers of the larger flowers along with adding a border along the fishtail banner.

Hugs

I’m joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter: January Color Combo challenge with Heather H

CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #254

Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Challenge: Friendship

CAS on Friday challenge #124: Love/Valentine’s Day

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂