Hi everyone. Here is the birthday card I made for Darnell (djkardkreations). Her birthday isn't until next week, but for some reason, all the planets aligned with Canada Post and USPS and it arrived early. So now that Darnell (aka Dolly to me!) has received her card, I thought I'd share it with you.
I inked up my "new-to-me" stamp from SU! called Vivid Vases. I was inspired to buy this after seeing several beautiful cards made by my friend Nancy. I just love the sweet little vases filled with flowers, and I colored it up brightly with Copics to send off with birthday wishes to Dolly.
Super simple card ... stamped, colored with Copics with some Crystal Effects added to the vases for dimension and shine.
Happy Birthday Dolly!! :) Have a fun, fun birthday next week, my friend! :)
I'm entering this into two challenges: CAS on Sunday #36 - Birthday ... and ATS&M #101 - Anything Goes.
I have some exciting news to share. I have been selected to be on the Design Team for a new challenge blog - The Mixed Media Card Challenge. Whoo ... hoo!! :)
I am so excited. I already know a few of the other Design Team members, and am looking forward to getting to know the rest of this creative group of crafters.
Our first challenge goes live on July 1st ... I hope you'll play along with us - it's going to be a lot of fun!!
For those of you who are not familiar with mixed media, Shery (owner) has written up a description as it pertains to The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog. I'm sure there are many descriptions, but Shery's is very straightforward ... include stamps, ink and at least two other items on your card. Here's her write-up ...
WHAT'S A MIXED MEDIA CARD?
Straight up, a mixed media card is a card that is created using a variety of mediums.
For this card challenge blog, it means using any of the following in addition to the usual stamps and inks:
- Mediums that add texture. Some examples: fabric, stitching, embossing paste, texture gel, gel medium, modeling paste, gesso, textured paper, glitter, found objects
- Mediums that give dimension. Some examples: die-cuts, chipboard, embossing powders, epoxy/thick stickers, embellishments, found objects
- Mediums that allow you to use (and even combine) different techniques. Some examples: watercolor, pastels, alcohol inks, markers, chalks, acrylic paint, oils, crayons
Basically, a card that has stamps and inks PLUS at least any two from the list above is a mixed media card in our book :o)
Stamps: Vivid Vases (SU!)
Paper: 110 lb. white (Neenah)
Accessories & Tools: Crystal Effects