Monday, April 8, 2019

Birthday Roses

Welcome!  I have been playing with a stencil, a die, stamps,  Ombre colors, and water coloring to create this birthday card.  I made the Ombre background by inking DOI Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio with Gina K Stencil Rounded Swirl on white CS.  I stamped the Rose stamp from GKD Tropical Blooms with GKD Amalgam Black ink and water colored the image with a water brush using the same green inks and Picked Raspberry DOI. Used GKD die to cut the rose and attached using foam to pop up the image.  Stamped the GKD sentiment with the pink ink. Finished with a green card base.
Always Fun Challenges: #104 Birthday
Mod Squad Challenge: Stencil Your Background
The House That Stamps Built: DCC43 Use a Stencil (2)
Double D Challenges: Watercolors
Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolor Challenge Anything Goes with optional twist Brights
Creative with Stamps: Challenge #37 Birthday
Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge: Ombre Ink Blending

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Butterfly with Stencil

Hello!    I used My Favorite Things Radiating Rays stencil with Memento Summer Sky ink and DOI Tumbled Glass to create a panel that I trimmed with a square die and cut the center out with a circle die.  I attached that using foam pad to Shimmery Yellow Card Base and added a fussy cut butterfly that was in my stash of leftovers.  (Stamped the butterfly with Black Ink and colored with Copics. ) Finished with a GKD sentiment. 
When I showed this to my DH, he thought it needed more so I added a frame of Blue CS to the second version shown below.  I'll let you be the judge to which one you like. 
Allsorts Challenge: Week 513 Use Yellow
CAS-ology: Week 337 Burst-burst of rays
The House That Stamps Built: DCC43 Use Stencil

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Birthday Balloons

Hello!  I have been playing with some embossing folders-one new (Darice Balloons) and one old (Happy Birthday from Cuttlebug).  I embossed the balloons on a white cardstock and inked with Distress Oxide inks and stamped a Gina K Designs sentiment with Green DOI. Placed this on a card base of Bright Green CS.  To finish the inside, I embossed both sides of a white panel with Happy Birthday EF and inked a couple of the embossed words with Red DOI. I added a Balloon cut from Honeycomb paper with a piece of twine . 
Fab n Funky Challenges: #434 Just Add Ink. Used DOI in the balloons and embossed words.
Seize the Birthday: #162 Anything Goes for a Birthday
Just Us Girls Challenge:  Wild Card Week 481 Embossing Folders 

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa