Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Collage Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today I've used a beautiful floral collage stamp to create a birthday card.  I stamped the image in Versamark and heat embossed in silver onto a light smooshed background.  I then watercolouring the flowers with distress inks so they stood out.  I added a 2-sided thin frame from perfect plum card stock and stamped the sentiment in a couple of shades of purple to get the right colour.  The main image is popped up on foam for added dimension.

This was a quick CAS card to make (QACAS ... ala Darnell).  I sent it to a friend for their birthday which was yesterday, but with the mail to Australia being super slow from Canada, it most likely won't get there in time. :(

Close-up ...

I'm adding this to the Seize the Birthday Challenge #183 - Show me your White Space.  I'm all about white space. :)



Thanks for coming by for a visit!







Stamps:  Floral Collage (Magenta)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Perfect plum card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Distress inks
Accessories & Tools:  Silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush

Challenges:
Seize the Birthday #183 - show me your white space

22 comments:

HilaryJane said...

This is just lovely. The soft water colouring and the purple edging really make this card special xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A gorgeous card Loll, so soft and calming - seems to me a signature of your style, I love it and so will your Aussie friend. I'm moving along with Darnell's QACAS too, hugs and enjoy your day Robyn

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the pretty collage stamp and light smooshed background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. Have a great weekend.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, the smooshing is perfect with the colouring on the flowers.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful stamped and heat embossed collage image on your lightly smooshed background, Loll. Love how you added a border on only 2 sides of the image. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

kiwimeskreations said...

loving how your image stamped over the smooshed background Loll - an exquisite card! The panel is so beautifully mounted too, with the blue border
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

The recipient will be happy with this one Loll as it is so pretty, wispy and artsy x.

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, I always love seeing that scripty background stamping … so happy your beautiful water coloring allowed it to shine through!
=]

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers in those pretty spring colors, Loll! Love the partial framing with that deep purple!

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card.
Faith x

Anita in France said...

Dreamy and delicate, Loll ... and wonderfully spring-like ... the silver shimmer is fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

This is such a pretty QACAS card, Lolly! I love the design for showcasing this beautifully colored bouquet! Your friend won't even mind if it's a little late!! Hugs, Dolly

TK said...

Love the image and script bg (must be all the same stamp), it's beautifully embossed and brightened up with color. I'm also enjoying the 2-sided frame

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Loll, loving that image and how you used it. The colors are just beautiful, so sunny and happy as well as feeling summery. Which if I am correct it is summer in Australia. Loving the purple panel, it just sets that image to pop. You are just keeping your friend's birthday celebrations going a little longer and I'm sure she won't mind one bit! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

I love the look of this, Loll. I'm hoping I can CASE it with a variety of stamps.

Leslie Miller said...

It's so pretty, Loll! Love the white space. I sent a card to the UK and it fell into the abyss. Never was received. Same happened with a card that was sent from Australia to me. I hope your card makes it!

Barb Ghig said...

You have the magic touch with watercoloring, Loll! Your blooms are so pretty and I love your 2-sided plum frame...such a pretty card! Barb xx

Jo said...

Silver embossing and plum card stock are the perfect pair. The loose watercolouring keeps this busy stamp grounded. The recipient will thrilled as punch. It'll be like a second unexpected surprise. xx

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Loll, Thanks for the Birthday Wishes and this gorgeous card, love the collage theme water colouring and the colours. Thanks for the pressie too much appreciated.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Love the smooshing and colours.

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, love the soft colours and the partial frame boosts them perfectly. Thankyou for playing along at STB too, Cathy x

BożenA said...

I love the light bleeding in the background, so beautifully emphasizes the floral background elements. Silver embossing and plum = additions look wonderful.
xx