wishing you a lovely birthday

Hello crafty friends. I’m just popping in quickly with a card today. I have taken a week or so off for the Christmas and New Year celebrations, (as a Westerner in Japan, I’m blessed to have both, even though they were both quiet) and as soon as I stop, I find it hard to get going again, so after an inspiring chat with a fellow card maker on Instagram, I decided to ‘just show up’. Here is the result.

I’ve started with Altenew’s Rose Filament Die set, and cut the outlines from White Shimmer Cardstock. To create the coloured centers, I smooshed some inks onto my craft mat, sprayed this with a little water, and dipped watercolour paper into this, making one set a mix of pinks and one of greens. Once the first layer was dry, I dipped again, repeating the whole process until the paper was covered, and I was happy with the colour variation. The colors I used were:

Pinks – Altenew Ruby Red, Coral Berry and Frosty Pink.

Greens – Altenew Moss and Bamboo, and Distress Ink Bundled Sage

I then recut the flowers and leaves, cutting just the parts I wanted from the now coloured paper, I put double sided tape on the back of the outlines and added the coloured parts to the centers, pressing down firmly.

The background paper is Bristol Smooth paper which is how I was able to get such a smooth blend. The paper makes all the difference. I blended Paper Bag and Caramel Toffee inks from Altenew using an Ergonomic Blender Brush from Pink and Main. I stuck the flowers down with a mix of foam tape, and the double sided tape that was already on the back of them.

Finally, the sentiment comes from Altenew’s Build-a-flower Sakura stamp set, and the enamel dots are the Red Cosmos collection. I used my MISTI stamping tool to do the stamping, because I was so pleased with my smooth blend that I didn’t want to muck it up! I used Versamark Onyx black ink which is really shiny black, which I love.

This was actually quite a simple card to make, once I had my watercolour paper made. and I really like the the pink against the brown background. If you’ve enjoyed this card and would like to see more, I put all of my cards onto Instagram.

Until next time, stay safe everybody.

Blessings

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush
Pink and Main Ergonomic Blending Brush
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P&M
My Sweet Petunia Original MISTI
My Sweet Petunia Original MISTI
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SBC | B
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
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SBC
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
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P&M
Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour block
Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour block
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B
Versafine Onyx black Ink
Versafine Onyx black Ink
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SBC
Altenew Summer Afternoon Inks mini
Altenew Summer Afternoon Inks mini
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ALT
Altenew Tropical Forest Inks mini
Altenew Tropical Forest Inks mini
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ALT
Alntenew Floral Ink set
Alntenew Floral Ink set
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ALT
Distress Ink Bundled Sage
Distress Ink Bundled Sage
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SBC
Build a flower Sakura Blossom Stamp
Build a flower Sakura Blossom Stamp
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ALT
Altenew Rose Filament Die
Altenew Rose Filament Die
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SBC | ALT
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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B

2 comments

    • Thank you lovely Jenny. I know that rushed feeling. I often don’t read all the details either, but I think that’s OK. You’re an experienced card maker, so you don’t always need them. Often we can see what the process is just by looking at the card.

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