Hello! Took some time out from stitching and made two birthday cards. First up is a card for the following challenges: Color Throwdown and Seize the Birthday. For Seize the Birthday I'm going with anything goes since I used kraft and two colors. I think I will also add this one to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. Take a look.
Sunday, February 4, 2024
For this card I did a little inkblending on patterned paper. In her most recent video Jennifer McGuire did inkblending on patterned paper. Something that is super simple to do and creates a pretty look. I used patterned paper from the Memory Box Anemone Plaid 6x6 pad and inks from Hero Arts. I kept the background very simple. I die cut a circle using the largest die from the PoppyStamps Simple Rings die set. This set cuts a circle and a very thin border ring around the circle. This allowed me to use the kraft ring around the white circle. So that the kraft circle didn't go to waste I glued it behind white one to give the circle a little bit of height. Then I added the kraft ring. The sentiment is from Memory Box and was also die cut from white and kraft. I finished the card with tiny light blue gems as the dot for the "i" and on the little stamens on the flowers.
Recently I purchased the super sweet Poppystamp Nordic Bird die set. I hadn't put it away because I really wanted to use it. I thought it perfect for the challenges. The die is all one piece so I die cut it from red, pink and white cardstock. As I was putting the bird together I noticed that my bird is not facing in the same direction as the bird on the packaging. The bird on the packaging faces to the right and mine faces to the left. Obviously some kind of mistake occurred with my die, but I don't mind! I used a little branch die from another Poppystamps die set and the same Simple Rings dies. The ring dies were still out so why not use them? I stamped the sentiment from a Spellbinders stamp set on the white arched cardstock piece and then added the circle, branch and bird. This piece was popped up with thin foam squares on a light gray cardstock rectangle and then added to the white cardstock base. Another clean and simple design!