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.

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

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

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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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Thanks for stopping by!
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Melissa

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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.

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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.
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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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xo
Melissa

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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!!

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

Here is Gayatri’s inspiring sketch for CTS…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What do you think? With or without?

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xo

Melissa

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