Sunday 16 August 2015

Summer birthday

I'm so happy I managed to find a little crafty time this weekend.

I was inspired by Kathy Racoosin's pop-up challenge and by this card by Nichole Heady as seen in this post.

I stamped the larger stamp (Papertrey Ink, Friendly Flowers) using a variety of inks (Papertrey Ink and Hero Arts). The smaller image was created by stamping one of the flower images from the set through a mask. I happened to have just the rught size circle stamp to create my mask. The sentiment (Avery Elle, Brushed) was stamped in Archival black ink. I matted my panel onto a black A2 card and finished my card by drawing a few lines using a Micron pen, adding a little clear Wink of Stella in the centres of the large circles and adding drops of Glossy Accents on top.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

(you have 1 more day to play along)

Happy Little Stampers - CAS: masking

My first stamping attempt did not go as I had hoped, but I managed to salvage part of it and turned it into this sunny card. I used my SSS stitched square dies to create the square panel and frame. Love how it turned out.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays CAS challenge - CFC142 Pretty Patterns
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes (no toppings for me)
Stamping Sensations - AG with a stamp and a die


  1. This is very pretty Marianne! The flowers almost look like fireworks exploding in the sky! Lovely colour choices! TFS. Have a great week! Hazel xx

  2. This is so pretty! Love the flowers stamped in a rainbow colours. Great job with the masking. And love the added depth with the glossy accent centers. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  3. Such a happy cards, both of them! Love the colors of the first one in particular - that aqua does it!

  4. A beautiful example of masking! Gorgeous flowers. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  5. Two gorgeous designs, Marianne! Both so bright and cheerful. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  6. I am late to the party Marianne as still playing holiday catch up, but didn't want to miss saying thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    Hope you are doing OK.

    B x

  7. Love this super fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  8. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Love all the fabulous linear flower bursts. The colors you chose are so perfect and happy. Great choice for the Pop Up Challenge. Loveyour layout. Thank you for being part of the Pop Up Challenge. Sorry for the delay in commenting. Hugs, Kathy