Thursday, August 13, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Rainbow Colors

Hell friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and Barbara has chosen rainbow colors for our "Toppings" option.  Remember, if you are not into the "toppings" option, the only requirement is that it has to be a birthday project.

I used various Distress Inks in rainbow colors to sponge my main panel.  I then added the die cut leaves wreath and flowers from SU Build a Wreath die set.  The yellow flowers went well with the background and green leaves.  I mounted the wreath over a die cut stitched circle and stamped the sentiment from SU Peaceful Moments.  I added gold glitter gems to the flower centers and mounted the whole panel with foam tape.  I added a thin black mat to make the colored panel pop.  I really like the finished card.  I need to do more sponged backgrounds. :)

Be sure to check our all the fabulous cards by my teammates and our guest designer over at Seize the Birthday.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello friends.  I have another birthday card to share today.  This one is for my great-grandson who is turning 7.
First I sponged the background panel with lt. blue and green inks.  I stamped these cute birthday critters from MFT Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes and cut them with the matching dies.  I colored them with assorted Copics and was pleased with the way they turned out.  I added a bunch of the confetti which comes in the set and colored with different markers.  I added the small blue dots with the ball on my stylus.  I combined two of the sentiments in the set by masking part of the one with Wishes.  The sentiment and the critters are mounted with foam tape.

I will link this up at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Midsummer Blues (I have lots of blue on my card, plus a blue card base)


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Happy Birthday

Hello friends.  Today I am sharing a birthday card for a young girl at church.  I was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest.  
I changed a few things like the bear image, the embossed background (I used a retired SU EF), and omitted the banner sentiment.  I used MFT Beary Special Birthday stamps and dies, Stitched Circle dies and Happy Birthday Circle Frame die.  The image is colored with Promarkers and mounted with foam tape.  I added 3 small pink dots.  I thought it was such a cute card and perfect for a little 4 year old girl.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Happy Birthday for The Flower Challenge

Hello friends.  I have another birthday card to share today.  I am linking to The Flower Challenge - add sparkle.

For my card I used some new stamps from Pinkfresh - Layered Bouquet Stamp & Die set for the pretty blooms and Diamond Tiles for the background.  I stamped the background in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added a thin black mat.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp the layered flowers & leaves in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamino (flowers) and Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive (leaves).  I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers and I tried to get a good photo of it, you can see it some in the photo below.

The sentiment is from an older SU set and I embossed it with white on black and hand cut the flagged ends.  I mounted the fowers and sentiment with foam tape.  I was pleased with the final card.  You will probably see these flowers on more cards as I die cut and stamped several of them.

Thanks to Darnell, I will be adding this to her NBUS Challenge also as I had not used the flower stamps before.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Happy Anniversary for The Paper Players

Hello friends.  I have been busy making birthday and anniversary cards for family & friends.  I am sharing another anniversary card for a couple of friends at church.  I am linking to The Paper Players - Wedding/Anniversary challenge.

ETA:  My card was one of the A Cut Above picks at The Paper Players.
This is a CASE card from The Technique Tuesday site.  I was inspired by this card
 and had to get this Royal Jasmine stamp & die set.  I  made a few minor changes to my card:  the embossing folder, sentiment and added a little more color with SU Petal Pink Blends.   I only used 3 clear gems and added a lt. green mat.  The sentiment is from SU Many Mates stamped on a stitched circle die cut.  The flower image and the sentiment are raised with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and this time Ashwini has a Tic-Tac-Toe grid for us to choose from for our birthday cards.  Remember it is an option and the only requirement is that it has to be for a birthday.
I chose the diagonal line from top right to bottom left - one image, flowers, large sentiment.  Of course I had to choose flowers. :) Thanks Ashwini for adding flowers.

The flower image is from SU BIrthday Blooms (retired), but I love using it.  I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, then fussy cut it out.  I sprayed it with my shimmer mist spray (70% alcohol and a few drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint), then mounted it with foam tape to a white panel that is embossed with the new SU Tasteful Textile EF.  The large sentiment is die cut with SU Well Said dies.  I cut if from brown card as I colored the flower stamens with brown.

You can see the shimmer a little better in this photo.

Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards by our party guest and my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Sending Healing Thoughts

Hello friends.  I am sharing a card for a friend who is recovering from recent surgery and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.
I used Gina K. Designs Stippled Flowers for the pretty flowers and sentiment.  I colored them with SU Flirty Flamingo & Granny Apple Green Blends and die cut them with the matching dies.  I mounted the flower and bud with foam tape and glued the leaves under the flower.  The sentiment is cut with an MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags die.  I partially cut it and then stuck it back in the die to cut the other end.  I mounted this with foam tape also.  The white panel is cut with Sunny Studio Frilly Frames-Lattice die and makes such a lovely background for the pretty flowers.

I am linking my card to the Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge - Friendship. (Hero Arts stamps not required)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn