Thursday, April 1, 2021

Birthday Wishes

Hello friends, I hope you're doing well! Today I'm sharing a card made for the current challenge at The Paper Players, where the lovely Anne Marie has given us this great sketch to play with.

I'm also joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the current theme is Anything Goes.

I thought Anne Marie's sketch would be a perfect opportunity to use up some of my patterned paper, so I chose ones with some muted greens and blue greens.

After deciding on which patterned papers to use, the main panel was cut with a rounded rectangle die and adhered to the white card base.  The two strips were trimmed down to size then I used a corner rounder punch on them and the white mats they were adhered to.  The white horizontal strip was cut with a lacy scallop die before adding to the card, then the two vertical strips where adhered over it. I really love the look of the lacy scallops!

The flower and leaves were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.  I also die cut a white circle and added the floral image with foam tape.  The circle was popped up over the vertical strips with foam tape, then I used a white gel pen to color the ends of the stamen.  Last but not least, a few enamel dots were added to finish things off.

Thank you for taking time to visit, I really appreciate it!  Take care!


Stamps:  Book Engravings (Altenew), Mini Everyday Messages (Mama Elephant)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Spring Flowers 6x6 paper pack (Moda Scrap)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  Book Engravings coordinating dies, Rounded Rectangle die (Hero Arts), Nested Infinity Circle die (HA), Slimline Lacy Layers die (Waffle Flower), Corner Rounder punch (ret. SU), Sea Shore Enamel Dots (Altenew), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful colors, Stef! As always, your coloring is perfect. The rounded corners are a great detail. I am so glad you shared with The Paper Players this week!

Nancy said...

You are so talented Stef! As Ann said, your coloring is pure perfection! The papers are a perfect backdrop too. Thanks for being in our gallery at The Paper Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef your shades of blue card is lovely and the white borders and rounded corner detail add to the bright and clean look. I love it! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Amanda Mertz said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft touches of the rounded corners, scalloped edge and beautiful DSP! But that beautifully colored blossom is the show stopper here! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love how that beautiful blossom pops! So pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!