Saturday, April 5, 2014

Thanks and Birthday Cards




Good morning and happy Saturday.  I am so glad it is the weekend.  I made another card for this week's Make it Monday #158: Stamping with Watercolor Mediums.  

I used Frilly Flowers and three colors of Distress Inks--Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint.  First I inked up the stamp, then I spritzed it with water, then I stamped the paper.  I used normal white card stock and did not get any warping.  When my panel was dry, I stamped a sentiment from Wet Paint in Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black--that black is really amazing.


When everything was dry, I impressed with the canvas/linen IP, added a thin strip of True Black and then nestled the front panel all the way to the bottom right of the card base and rounded just that edge.--just felt like doing something a big different for the front.



Since my Distress Inks were already out, I used them to create a sponged background using Color Throwdown ctd286 colors--Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, and Peeled Paint.  I was inspired by this card from Donna at Mama Elephant.  I just love this Make a Wish set.  It is so quick and easy to make a big statement.  The stars are coated with Glossy Accents.



And, finally--I took another pass at the birthday card for my sister--which you can see here.  I was still bugged by my daughter's comment about the placement of the 5 and the 0, even though most of my blogging friends said it was not a problem.  I used numbers die cut from Calypso Coral paper using By the Numbers dies, and coated them with a few layers of UTEE. 



I think I like this one better.  What do you think?  Either way, I've got to get something in the mail today or the card will be late.



I'll be entering this new version at Seize the Birthday, where the toppings allow for any sort of bling--I am counting my glossy embossed numbers as bling.


I am also entering all three cards at Simon Says Monday where anything goes, and the birthday cards at Simon Says Wednesday Happy Birthday.


Thanks for Visiting

26 comments :

  1. Three gorgeous cards Joyce. I really love the all stamped card (first one). I'd go with version two for your sister. I like the 50 in the bottom right!

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  2. Pretty cards, Joyce. I like all the pretty colors you used in your Frilly Flowers card. I like the "50" in the corner more.

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  3. The floral card is beautiful. Okay, in my opinion anything watercolored is top notched in my book. I agree with Lynn, I like the second version better.

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  4. Joyce, I love each of these cards. The bg you created on the first one is beautiful. I didn't even remember that PTI had this set of flowers. I absolutely love your sponged look on the second card. The third one is just so fun. I like the red 50 at the bottom for sure. Keep creating!

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  5. Great cards, Joyce! Love the colorful flowers with Wet Paint. I would also go with version two were it has 50 down below

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  6. Hey Joyce! Great set of cards! Hadn't had a chance to chime in on your first card from the other day yet but I think this one is much better. Your sis would have understood the other one but it still might have been a little "off" to her.

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  7. I love all of the glittery numbers! What a fun card! My favorite is the one with the 50 in the bottom right. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  8. All three such fabulous card Joyce! Youu amaze me day after day my friend! That first card is an absolute stunner!--Must case, need to buy Frilly Flowers first! ;)

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  9. All your cards are fabulous...I especially love how you created the background on the CTD card!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love all these cards Joyce :) Amazing you!

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  11. Joyce - I love both your watercolor cards! The one with Wet Paint looks amazing! I love the swashes of watercolor on the second card also. And I like the 50 card with 50 in the corner best, although both look amazing. Your sister is going to love it!

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  12. Love the watercolors! You know how much I love the frilly flowers and the pink and green perfect! I love that FF card! Why not send her both!

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  13. I'm with your daughter the 50 looks great together at the bottom. Fab cards - love how you've made all the backgrounds.

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  14. Gorgeous pinks and greens and such fabulous dimension you've created on the frilly flowers, Joyce ... I adore the melange of colours on the second ... and I love the quirkiness of the 05 ... both cards for your sister are brilliant, but for me, the first is just that bit more unexpected! Anita :)

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  15. The watercolor card is great - I ♥︎ Wet Paint sentiments and the black trim is a perfect finishing touch. Loving the big ME sentiments too and my vote is for the new version of your "50" card!

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  16. I love the watercolor card, Joyce, the lighter pink background with the bright pink pops. Birthday card #2 has my vote. It ties in with the sentiment better.

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  17. Love your B-day cards! Yeah, it's just a number :P
    Thank you for joining us at STB.
    Hugs, Marzena DT

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  18. I am so in LOVE with your first card--gorgeous design & colors! And the colors with the ME stamp look fantastic too. I keep trying to order that set but seems it's so popular that it's always out of stock.! And one more vote for the '50' in the corner!

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  19. These are all wonderful!! Love the watercolored background and large sentiment with the CTD colors and your sisters birthday card is perfect!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

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  20. They are all absolutely brilliant, love the 50 one but then I love the colours in the second and the first one is just plain gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv

    Debby

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  21. Great cards Joyce, and I am sure your sister will love her card! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

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  22. I love your Make A Wish stamp set card. I'm waiting for my stamp set to arrive. I've seen that technique done with distress inks and loved it. Well done!!

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  23. LOVE your fabulous background using the throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us this past week!

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  24. Joyce...I love all your cards but your first one with the frilly flowers is stunning and those distress inks, wow! So happy you convinced me to buy them too. Gorgeous card!

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  25. Awesome post, Joyce!! Love the layered stamping on your first, the cool color wash on your second (with the stars!), and the personalized 50 on your last. Love 'em all : )

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