#839 – Merry and Bright

Hello! Continuing from the post yesterday, this is the second card I made during my free time yesterday. I got inspired by the Winnie & Walter Color Combo challenge which is hosted by Heather. The colors are beautiful this time too!! But before that, here’s what I made –

Merry and Bright

I started with stamping the images that I wanted to use – they all came from In Bloom: Victorias Very Merry Flowers, plus a few die cuts from In Bloom: Paulina’s Greenery. I used dye inks, misted them and then stamped them, giving them a watercolored look. Once they dried, I fussy cut them. On the die cut piece, I blended in a bit of green tinted distress oxide inks.

Merry and Bright (closeup 1)

On the card base, I adhered a piece embossed using We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder and trimmed the sides from. On this I adhered all the fussy cut and die cut pieces, foam mounting a few of the flowers, some of them partially even.

Coming to the sentiment – I used In a Word Merry Co-ordinating dies. I cut the shadow using vellum and white cardstock using the word die, which I then colored a bright red using Zig Brush marker, which I adhered together. The stamped piece of the sentiment comes from In Bloom: Victorias Very Merry Flowers, which I stamped and then fussy cut. I adhered the all the pieces using foam tape.

Merry and Bright (closeup 2)

For embellishing, I added a few tiny drops of Nuvo Silver Lining crystal drops on the center of the flowers and also added sparkle using Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen. This finished my card!

I am joining the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Winnie & Walter October Color Combo challenge with Heather H

Happy Little Stampers November Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes with optional ‘Animals’ (I haven’t used the optional here)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#830 – Seize The Birthday: Flowers

PE: Winner at Winnie & Walter Color Combo challenge!!

Hello! I totally forgot to write my post for the Seize the Birthday challenge. 😦 But better late than never!! 🙂 So the topping for the new challenge, given by Vicki, is to use Flowers. Of course, the topping is optional, and as long as your project is birthday-related, it’s worthy of entry.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the card I made –

Seize the Birthday: Flowers

I started with the florals. I used Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Ashlees Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans, stamping the outline in black ink, and once I finished stamping the colored layers, I used a black pen to thicken some of the lines. I then used Neat & Tangled Scalloped die to diecut the panel. I wanted to mount this on a grey panel, but I didn’t have the right color. So I used my Zig brush marker to color a white card panel and trimmed it to size to use it for base. I mounted this on a white card base.

Seize the Birthday: Flowers (closeup)

For the sentiment, I used Scripty Sentiments from The Stamp Market, stamped it in grey ink; the other piece of the sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday. I then fuzzy cut it. Both pieces are foam mounted on the floral panel.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Winnie & Walter June/July Color Combo challenge with Heather

A2Z Scrapbooking challenge: August challenge: Birthday

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Do remember to check up on the Seize the Birthday blog for more “colorful” inspiration from the rest of our design team and of course, from our talented Surprise Guest Su Mohr! And, of course, join us using your own birthday project!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#790 – You Are Amazing

Hello! I made this card to send to a dear crafting friend, Sandie and now that it has long since reached her, I am sharing it! Such a charming lady filled with drive – that’s what I felt after just a few mail exchanges. And I made this card to suite that feeling I had.

I tried to make it a bright card, so, tried making it with lots of flower/leaf layering.. and I am quite happy with how it has turned out! … and I hope she liked it too!! 🙂

You Are Amazing

I kept the images ready by stamping them with distress inks, misted with water. The flowers and leaves are all from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers. I had shared another card which used the leftovers from this project earlier here.

You Are Amazing (closeup 1)

Once I decided how to arrange the florals, I proceeded to the base… which took a long time.. a very long time. In the end, I die cut the pieces using Lil Inker Designs Pointelle die and used distress paints Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass. I like how the texture and mix of color makes it look like wood, but still will carry some shine with it. Once dried, I adhered it directly over the card base, then adhered the flowers on it.

You Are Amazing (closeup 2)

For the sentiment, I used stacked up die cut pieces, which I die cut using Altenew Inline Alpha dies. The other part of the sentiment is from Avery Elle Laurels, which I heat embossed with two layers of copper embossing and one layer of clear sparkle embossing.

And extravagant card in the end..

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter Color Combo challenge with Heather H: Anything Goes (and this is the color palette I chose)

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Inspired By Challenge: Rustic Summer

Calling All Sisters challenge #16

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Stamplorations Summer Theme & Sketch challenge

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Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 307: Make Your Mark

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon! 🙂

#778 – A Beautiful Day with a Yellow Birdie

PE: Winner at Winnie & Walter Color Combo with Heather H!!! Yippie!!

Hello! This time I tried making a card with a birdie, with a little scenery to suite. Its sitting amidst blooming yellow flowers on a tree branch –

Have a Beautiful Day

Past cards carrying critters/birdies, I haven’t tried much to create my own scenic background – it was mostly stamping, so I thought of giving it a try this time. I stamped the bird first, and then the branch in a very light grey, then stamped the flowers and then the leaves (with the flowers masked). I then added brown to the branch, so that it would fall behind the flowers and the birdie.

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the birdie and the larger flowers separately. Before adhering them to the panel, I trimmed it and die cut it. At this point, I thought there was still a lot of white amidst the branch and leaves and everything – wasn’t exactly looking like a tree. So, I added some more greens by dabbing color using Zig brush pens – actually, I scribbled off some ink off an plastic sheet, then watercolored it, so that I could alter the shades to soft or darker. I still left quite some space – wonder if I should try to cover that too, the next time?? Anyway, after letting the whole thing dry, I adhered it to a yellow card base.

Products used –
Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Ashlee’s Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans
Winnie & Walter Happy Owlidays
Altenew Vintage Flowers (for the branch)
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Paper Smooches Borders 2

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

Winnie & Walter July Color Combo challenge with Heather H.

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Wild Things

SSS - Monday Challenge

Happy Little Stampers August Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes with optional Flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#757 – Wishing You…

PE: Winner at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!!

CAS-ual Fridays - Winner

Winner at Winnie & Walter challenge!! Yay!!

Hello! I was left with quite a few pieces of flowers and leaves after making this card I would send to a friend, so I thought of using them up. This card came about real quick, since all I had to do was arrange the already cut pieces and adhere them on the card!

Wishing You...

The flowers and leaves are all from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Victoria’s Very Merry Flowers. I have this set of cardstock which is just perfect for watercolor effects, and images which are misted with water and stamped look especially pretty. 🙂 So, I first stamped several images from the stamp set onto this cardstock, fussy cut them and kept them ready.

Wishing You...

Like I mentioned earlier, the flowers are leftovers from another card I made. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Wishing You.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #200: Birthday Celebration

Winnie & Walter May Color Combo challenge with Heather H

Sovushka Slavia CASEing challenge #21 – I mostly taken the concept of using flowers, the birthday theme, and the general layout of the muse’s, Svetlana Pavlova’s beautiful card.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#732 – Thanks

PE: Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge Favorite!

Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Favourite Badge

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

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#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

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂