Sunday, 8 April 2018

Happy Birthday #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I have a birthday card to share with you today and here it is …

An A5 card
It has lovely texture and depth
All the yummy details
The truly beautiful stamps
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI Anything Goes 
Creatalicious Challenge #136 Anything Goes 
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blooming Marvellous

I used stamped three flowers, three stems and three leaves,
I used three dimensional embellishments, I emphasised three corners (two with metal corners and one with twine)
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Happy Birthday to you!!!
And I used my Simon Says Stamp stamp set! 
 Stamping Sensations Challenge One for the Girls

Here’s how:
1. I stamped the flowers onto a white snippet then coloured them with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. I am, unusually, very happy with how they turned out lol! It’s not perfect colouring but it’s not bad either so I’m more than happy with that.
2. I left the stamped flowers to dry overnight because I didn’t want any of the paint or ink to run and therefore ruin my water colouring.
3. I coloured the background of the panel the next day and once dry I trimmed it to size.
4. I have used several old embellishment that I recently relocated, they are like a three dimensional flower and when I was looking for a background piece for the the coloured flowers I found this snippet of patterned paper which I remembered came with the dimensional flowers: really lucky find at the right time too!
5. I die cut the sentiment from another white snippet and coloured that with the sparkle pens too.
6. I also recently re-located these forgotten metal corner embellishments and my twine so they are perfect additions to my card.

It is a fussy birthday card but I am very happy with it. Using up old embellishments and snippets of patterned paper and card are some of the things that make me happy lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Simon Says Stamp: More Spring Flowers stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Die’sire: With Love die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Crafters Companion A4 White Linen card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; patterned paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine IP: Jet Black
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: 2017 Holiday set
Distress paint: platinum
3D self adhesive flowers
Metal corners
Bakers Divine Twine
Wooden butterfly
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So pretty Karen, I'm not usually a purple person but your flowers look stunning. Beautiful card for the lucky receiver.
Hugs Tracey xx

Macimbalo said...

Your colors are so vibrant and gorgeous - love your design! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

brenda said...

Gorgeous purple Roses Karen, many thanks for joining in with our 'One for the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Such a colorful and funny card! love how vibrant it is, it makes me joyful and happy!
Thank you so much for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you again soon!
X Zoey

debby4000 said...

Beautiful colourful card, gorgeous flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Sara Barker said...

Karen, this is a stunning arrangement of blooms! Thank you for sharing it with us at Frilly and Funkie in our Bloomin' Marvelous challenge! Hugs!

Cec said...

Love all these cheerful flowers. This card makes up for the spring we don't seem to be getting yet. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous flowers, Karen, and lovely colours too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensations.


Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional friends/friendship” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…