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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

winter birthday wishes...

Hey!!!  Stopping in with a card for a couple of challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of winter birthday and Time Out challenge of winter.  I also entered this in the SSS flickr challenge of what's new as I used the stamp set Frozen Fractals stamp set from the January card kit.  I stamped the snowflakes with watermark ink, applied white embossing powder and then heat set.  Once that was done I did some simple watercoloring with a dark blue ZIG clean color marker.  I colored the centers of the snowflakes with the marker and then blended the color out with clean water.  Once the panel was dry I trimmed it down just a bit on one side.  The banner was die cut from some of the blue vellum that came in the SSS card kit, stamped with the sentiment (from the SSS set Hand Lettered Winter Wishes) using watermark ink, white embossing powder applied and heat set.  The small birthday sentiment is from the SSS set Happy & Smile.  I stamped it on light gray cardstock, trimmed it out and fishtailed one ended before adhering to the banner.  I adhered the panel to a medium blue cardstock base and then finished things off with a few sequins from the SSS card kit.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  medium blue, white watercolor paper; Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp; Dies:  My Favorite Things; Ink:  VersaMark watercolor ink, VersaFine Onyx Black; Watercolor medium: ZIG clean color marker; sequins from SSS card kit; white embossing powder

12 comments:

Greta said...

Love this one, Rosemary--absolutely gorgeous & perfect for a winter BD!

Barb said...

I love this beautiful card, Rosemary! The blues are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning winter birthday card, Rosemary! Just love the splashes of blue in the snowflakes!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh wow is this ever beautiful Rosemary!! It's frosty and absolutely perfect for a winter birthday!

TK said...

Superb, Rosemary! Love the blue, those gorgeous fractals and the big blue banner is a perfect addition!

maria f. said...

Gorgeous - those blue tones. Great use of your Ziggy.

Viv said...

Beautiful inkiness here Rosie! just love those pretty snowflakes and sequins ;) hugs Viv xx

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely beautiful Rosi. I love the watercoloring around the embossed snowflakes. Just so beautiful in the blue.

Anita in France said...

I do love this colour combo for a wintery card, Rosemary ... those delicate embossed snowflakes are gorgeous against the Zig colouring ... so very pretty! Happy to have you playing along with us again at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Your snowflakes are simply beautiful and the soft watercolouring is perfectly done, Rosemary!!!! Love the shiny sequins and how you've done the sentiment!!!! Gorgeous card, my friend!!!
Hugz

Gayatri said...

So pretty! Love the soft washed watercolour look on the snowflakes. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Winter Birthday Challenge. Gayatri xx

Jill Vickers said...

Wow! I just love the look you created with the watercolours over the snowflakes - simply beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill