Friday, July 21, 2017

Have a Seal-y Great Birthday!

Today's card was inspired by sketch #221 @ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and will be entered @ Stampotique Designers for "Use Tape" and @ Seize the Birthday for "Splatter". 



This super cute card was made by starting with a lilac top folding vertical A2 sized card front and lining up strips of coordinating washi tape across the card bottom to mimic the banner flags from the sketch.


Using a stamp set from Close To My Heart, I stamped the seal scene piece by piece in archival ink with the aid of a stamp positioning tool. ( I did test the stamp positions out first on a piece of scrap paper  to make sure I was happy with their placement)


I chose watercolor crayons to color this time, blending them with a blender pen and topping the birthday banner and beach ball with clear Wink of Stella shimmer. Using a black micron pigma pen, I free hand drew the horizon line along the bottom to help ground the design.


I then fussy cut out the identical scene I had first stamped on scrap paper to use as my mask while splattering the beautiful FSJ Silk. When that was dry, I then sent my colored square through my diecutting machine four times to add the straight stitched edge (die set from Lawn Fawn) around the perimeter.


To make the flower embellishment, I sponged pink dye ink and Wink of Stella over a white paper flower and then layered a smaller flower punched from vellum with a mini white brad to the middle. The darker lavender strip was mounted on the card front with a full strip of foam tape, which allowed me to make the indented texture in it with a ball tipped stylus for added detail and dimension. The last step for the card front was to heat emboss the "happy birthday" sentiment across the bottom of the card 3 times in Pearl white powder.


Inside I simply stamped a retired TAC birthday wishes and accented it with a GellyRoll Stardust pen and a snippet of washi tape left over from the front.


that's it for today...until next time~


30 comments:

  1. A cutie!
    Thanks for joining the Stampotique Challenge.
    xoxo Yvonne

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  2. Awesome use of Washi tape - such a sweet birthday card! Thanks so much for joining the Stampotique Challenge, Kathy!

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  3. lovely Card!Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sternenglanz x

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  4. Adorable! Love this! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts!

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  5. Loved your detailed post Kathy. Great steps for a beautiful result x Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look - I love getting the positive feedback! :)

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  6. Love seeing the process you used to make this cute project! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampotique!
    Val :)

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  7. Love everything about it, the embossing of the wavey sentiment at the bottom, and the floral is really pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

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  8. Great card, Kathy! There are so many interesting details and elements that I've had to take a second - and third - look. I love how you used the Stardust pen with the stamped sentiment, very eye catching! Thanks for sharing with us this week at AHSC.

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  9. Great use of all of the bits of tape! So sweet! Thanks for playing along with Stampotique!

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  10. So cute!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen

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  11. Very cute card! Thanks for joining the Stampotique Challenge! xo Cheetarah

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  12. Cute and lovely colours
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x

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  13. Love your splattered background. Great idea for the washi tape too! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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