"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Sunday, June 15, 2014

happy birthday...

Hey there!!  Feels like ages since I made a card... well it has been a few days!  My little guy turned 8 on 14th of June and I had to spend most of my time getting ready for the party.  He had a great time with his best buddies and cousins so the lack of crafting time was all worth it!  But I did get a chance to make something for several challenges this morning:  PTI's Make It Monday and Color Throwdown
When I saw Ashley's MIM technique "baby wipe stamping" I really wanted to give it a try.  Combining it with Color Throwdown gave me that chance.  I used one of my favorite PTI sets Turning a New Leaf (thanks, Greta, for the idea to use it!), as well as Bigger Blooms.  I split up the colors and created one pad using Coastal Cabana and Kiwi Kiss reinkers; the other pad using Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette reinkers and then stamped away.  I really like the soft effect you get from using a baby wipe and the reinkers... makes me thankful that I made the decision to get reinkers when I buy my SU! ink pads!!  I'm not super happy with all the white space I left on the card... it makes things a bit unbalanced, but overall I do really like the card.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI white; Stamps:  PTI; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento

12 comments:

Cindy said...

This is beautiful Rosemary. And...I just can't believe Gabrielle is 8. Oh my goodness.

Greta said...

Oh wow--your stamping came out just fabulous, Rosemary! Makes me want to try it again. Glad the birthday party turned out great for your little guy!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
This is a little different for you, and as usual your talent expresses itself to paints and a gorgeous watercolour effect; the card is beautiful.
Smiles:)
Sue

Olga said...

Oh WOW! I really love this, so elegant, and those flowers just pop!

Valerie Nolan said...

What a beautiful effect you've achieved Rosie, such a pretty card;)
Val x

Lin said...

I love all the white space, Rosemary! Love your dainty design!

Anita in France said...

Soft, dreamy and so pretty, Rosemary ... and I LOVE all that white space! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I have to say this is the 'Prettiest' card I've ever seen with Turning a New Leaf...hands down! I love the softness you achieved with this technique, and honestly, I think the white space is fabulous! Gorgeous card, Rosemary!

Joan Ervin said...

What pretty, delicate flowers...sooo pretty!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Brenda said...

This turned out great Rosemarie! Beautiful colours!

Deepti said...

Glad that ur party turned out awesome :) and ur card turned out even more awesome :) love the design!

Viv said...

It looks so soft and pretty Rosie,loved it as soon as I saw it.Great stamping and just the right amount of white space too I think :) Viv xx