Saturday, 21 January 2017

Winter birthday

My crafty goals for this year involve doing more colouring, sending out more cards and using my NBUS (never before used stuff, or rather, schtuff, according to Darnell lol). So when I needed a birthday card this week, I grabbed one of my new stamp sets (Winter Flowers, Simon Says Stamp).

I heat embossed the berry cluster in 2 corners of my watercolour cardstock panel using silver pearl embossing powder (Ranger). I coloured in the images using distress inks, something I had been meaning to do for a long time. I used the following colours: Wilted violet & Seedless preserves for the berries, Twisted citron & Mowed lawn for the leaves, and Tumbled glass for the background. The sentiment (Brushed, Avery Elle) was heat embossed in liquid platinum ep. I used a stitched rectangle die (SSS) to die cut my panel and mounted it onto an A2 card base from Fog cardstock (SSS). To finish off, I added a few clear sequins.

And guess what? I stamped and coloured 2 panels, creating 2 cards, one to give to the birthday girl and one for my stash.

Places I'm playing:
In case you hadn't heard, the sweet and talented Darnell is in a celebratory mood and has launched her NBUS #8 challenge. The main purpose is to get us all to use our NBUS, and for the first week of her challenge, the optional theme is colouring on kraft or trying a new technique.

Daring Cardmakers - Stitch it

HLS January Watercolour challenge - Anything goes (optional: stencil)

STAMPlorations CAS card challenge - Anything CAS goes (optional: silver or grey)

I'm also linking up my card at SSS Work it Wednesday, where this month's theme is Making something new with a new product.


  1. Mooi gedaan, door twee hoeken op deze manier te gebruiken.Mooie subtiele overloop van distress ink Tumbled glass naar het wit van de kaart en weer naar de andere hoek terugkomend.
    Hierdoor krijgt de hele kaart een zacht karakter. Liefs Ineke☀️

  2. Lovely job with the Distress ink watercolouring - a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers!

  3. Just beautiful. The colouring of the flowers is so pretty. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

  4. Your first-time painting with distress inks turned out beautifully, Marianne! And I love the image you chose and how you laid them out for your pretty design!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #8!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. It's wonderful to see so many beautiful techniques on your card - I especially love knowing that the sentiment is heat embossed with liquid platinum ep as I have that in my stash but have yet to use it! The end results are fab!
    Your stitched watercolour flowers are just gorgeous! A truly fab card!
    Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

  6. Love the colours you chose for your card Marianne. Great colouring and sponging. Such a lovely cas card. thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations for our January CAS Challenge.

  7. That's a beautiful card. I like your colouring a lot and the stitched border is a great "frame" for your project.

  8. This is so pretty! I love the soft watercolouring on those gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  9. Gor-ge-ous. The silver goes perfectly with Seedless Preserves which is such a lovely shade of purple! Glad you joined in with us at Stamplorations CAS!