Congratulations Leaves

I have another card to share with you today.

IMG_4405edited     This card is fairly CAS, but it also has some layers. I cut the waves with a utility knife, free hand. The stamp is from Penny Black’s Fancy Foliage stamp set and the sentiment is from PTI’s Swoosh Sentiment stamp set.


The colors, flowers and leaves for this card were inspired by Time Out’s Photo for their Challenge #30


and the color combination was also inspired by LIM’s Color Wheel Challenge.

The challenge was to use opposite colors on the wheel. I used SU’s Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi to stamp the leaves. I also stamped some dots with PTI’s Background Basics Polka Dots II and added some colored card stock to each wave.

The layout for my card was inspired by Stamplorations Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #33. I am also playing this at Stamplorations May Challenge: Stamps & Leaves.


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EDITED Wed May 20: I am so excited to share that this card was chosen as the Stamplorations Sketch #33 Winner! Thanks Shery! I’m looking forward to being a a Guest Designer for Sketch Challenge #36!

Edited Mon June 8: I am happy to share that this card was also chosen as a “Top Pick” at Stamplorations’ May Challenge: Stamps & Leaves.


Tiny Bouquet

  I have a little birthday card to share with you today.


This card was inspired by CASology’s Week 135 Cue Card: MINI.

To make this card, first I made a stencil with a EK Success Mini Retro Flower punch. Next, I used an ink blending tool to apply SU’s pool party ink to the card stock. I also used the same punch to make some flowers out of some left over watercolor paper from another card. I also cut some strips from the same paper to make the stems.


Next I stamped the polka dots from PTI’s Polka Dot Basics II stamp set. This is a smaller than usual card, measuring 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.

I’m going to play this over at CASology’s Mini Challenge and Seize the Birthday’s Anything Goes, Uniko Studio’s Birthday Challenge and SSS’s Monday Challenge: Anything Goes this week.


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Hot Pink Birthday Candle Watercolor!

Here’s another one of my cards inspired this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #108!!


I made this card for my mother to give to my niece.

Here is Gayatri’s inspiring sketch for CTS…


There were so many great cards shared by the CST’s design team this week. I was especially inspired by Hannelie’s fun and colorful one:

I wanted to add some polka dots to my card.


The “18” is a big part of the sentiment, so I’ll play this over at Just Us Girls.  CASology’s cue word is “Hot” for week 132, with the hot pink and the candles, I think my card qualifies, so I’m going to play this over there as well. I tried a watercolor technique and will try playing this over at CAS-ual Fridays too.

I wasn’t sure about whether to add the center of the eight back in or not.


I took a photo of the card before, without the center in the 8. I really liked that by leaving the center of the “8” out you were allowed to see more of the water coloring,

but in the end I decided that the center gave it a more clean, simple and finished look.


What do you think? With or without?

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