Sunday, October 1, 2017

"For You" Birthday

10/04/2017 Update: Top Three Award at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #231.

Seems as if it has been forever since I made and posted a challenge card. The layout was provided by a sketch challenge. The colors were for a color challenge but I got carried away with too many colors.
The image was stamped and die cut. The stamp set is a multi-step set but I wasn't happy with it so using additional dye inks and an aqua pen, I watercolored the flowers and leaves. The paper is regular cardstock so I had to be cautious with the volume of water.
A panel of coral cardstock was embossed with butterflies. Onto a white card base, panels of green & embossed coral cardstock were adhered. The floral image was adhered with foam tape. Gold Stickles were added to the flower centers. The sentiment on the card front was die cut and adhered. The inside was decorated with a punched butterfly image and large Happy Birthday sentiment.

I am submitting to the challenges listed below:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #231

2. Aud Sentiments Challenge #189 (Use a two-word

3. Just Us Girls Challenge #413 (Use die cut words.)

4. Addicted to Stamps and More #261 (Anything

Techniques: Stamping, watercoloring, die cutting, dry embossing
Size: A2

Stamps: Altenew "Extra Special" & Concord & 9th (inside sentiment)
Inks: Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Dies: Altenew "Extra Special" & Penny Black "Just for You"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! TIEF, Dimensionals foam tape


  1. Love the single floral stem that you chose to represent the flowers along the side (I’m biased because I have the same stamp and I LOVE IT!) Your watercoloiring is fabulous and the embossed butterflies create a soft and gentle background. Beautiful card :) Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Atlantic Hearts - always look forward to your designs.

  2. The embossed coral panel is gorgeous, and I love the sprig of lilies! Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch.
    DT Member

  3. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love that floral image...perfect for this sketch!Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

  4. Beautiful card how you have embossed it and awesome colouring..Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving some love..Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  5. I think the colors are just perfect! Love the butterfly background and your take on the sketch is fantastic! Beautifully created! :)

  6. Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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  7. what a beautiful card and I love your color choices! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week and we hope to see you back again soon~Kathy K (DT Member)

  8. This is lovely!!!! Thank you for joining us at AHSC this week!!! Lisa, DT

  9. I am glad you got carried away....this card came out great! Sure to put a smile on any one's face! Thanks for being in our gallery at Just Us Girls and we hope to see you again!

  10. Love how you used the one floral instead of a cascade of flowers and your choice to use the watercoloring is really pretty against the embossed bright background. Thanks again for sharing this with us at AHSC this past week, and close to a color challenge that I've seen somewhere.

  11. Beautiful floral card,lovely coloring and love your embossed butterfly background,awesome design too...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMETNS challenge this week,hope to see you again
    Ċ½eljka DT xx

  12. I like your flower border -- very cute image. Great card overall too - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  13. Love your beautiful coloring... and clearly a winner!