Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mandala Birthday Cards

Hi everyone!!! :o)

I hope you're enjoying your weekend. :o) Today I want to share with you these two, one layer, Mandala Birthday Cards.



I went with same design and layout as on my Watercolored Blue Mandala Cards that I shared on my blog earlier this year, only this time, I included big bold sentiment in the design. :o)

I used a gorgeous Create a Smile 'Mandala' cling stamp and beautiful sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Birthday Wishes' stamp set.

For card bases I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

heat embossed in clear the Mandala and stamped the sentiment in black directly on top folded card bases.

I colored cards in watercolor technique using two Distress Inks for each and a lot of water (see detailed supply list below). I added colors in layers, drying them between. When I was satisfied with colors, I splattered cards with the Distress Inks I used for coloring.



As a finishing touch, I coated Mandalas and word 'wishes' on both cards with Clear Wink of Stella. Shimmer, shimmer... LOVE it!!! :o)


Dimensions of cards: 133 mm x 101 mm (5 1/4" x 4")

List of supplies:
  • Create a Smile 'Mandala' cling stamp
  • Jane's Doodles 'Birthday Wishes' stamp set
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Clear Gloss, Regular, WA01R)
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • 1st card
      • Mustard Seed
      • Fossilized Amber
    • 2nd card
      • Spun Sugar
      • Festive Berries
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen F (fine) 0.6 mm
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. Clear 999)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine flat paint brush no.#6
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • water
  • paper towels
  • powder bag



I'm entering my cards to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) CRAFT-alnica, Izziv/Challenge #182: One Layer

This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Create a Smile, March Challenge: Letters
This is my 1st entry to this challenge. (GD)
I used sentiment stamp with big bold cursive letters and block uppercase letters.

3) Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog, Challenge #231 - Anything Goes

4) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 12th entry to this challenge.

5) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #195, March 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist: The Rubber Room (No Digis)
This is my 4th entry to this challenge.


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rainbow Striped Birthday Card

Happy Friday! :o)

Today I want to share with you  a birthday card I made for my niece Mia, my cousins daughter, who turned 6 this week. 

I've played again with a CAS(E) this Sketch #160 and made this CAS (clean and simple), Rainbow Striped Birthday Card.


This is my 3rd take on the sketch. You can find my first take on this sketch here and second here.

Here is the CAS(E) this Sketch #160.

How I made the card...

I cut a panel from watercolor paper. I could go with one layer card because watercolor paper I used is thick enough, but I want to be very rational with this one and save on it because it was quite expensive.

I stamped a sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Birthday Wishes' stamp set on the panel and drew thick lines in watercolor technique using Distress Inks, a lot of water and flat brush, following a Rainbow color pattern. After drying, I drew thinner lines using Distress Inks, a bit of water and rounded brush.

When I was satisfied with color of stripes, I dried the panel and glued it on a top folded white card base. I highlighted the sentiment with a white gel pen and coated thin lines with Clear Wink of Stella and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 88 mm x 127 mm (3.5" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Birthday Wishes' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarell Watercolor Paper, 250 gms
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Wilted Violet
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Twisted Citron
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Barn Door
    • Festive Berries
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S(superfine) 0.4 mm
  • Uniball Signo White
  • UHU universal glue
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. clear 999)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine flat paint brush no.#6
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels



I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #234 - Clean and Simple
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 11th entry to this challenge.

3) STAMPlorations, CAS Card Challenge, March 2017: Anything CAS Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 12th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 11

5) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #195, March 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist: The Rubber Room (No Digis)
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Colorful Birthday Balloons Card (LMMS Challenge #159)


Hi everyone! :o)


It's time for a new challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #159, Anything Goes Challenge.

For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), Colorful Birthday Balloons Card. :o)


I made this card for my friend's son who will celebrate 3rd birthday next week. :o)

To make this card I used an adorable LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp. :o)

I stamped the image on a Kraft paper panel and colored it with colored pencils. I colored a shade around the image with a white pencil.

I glued the panel on a foam sheet rectangle and glued it on a top folded white card base. As a finishing touch I drew stitches and highlighted the shade with white gel pen.


Card dimensions: 98 mm x 130 mm (3 7/8" x 5 1/8")

List of supplies:
  • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp
  • white cardstock paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • TOZ Artist Color colored pencils
    • white
    • light and dark yellow
    • orange
    • light and dark red
    • light and dark green
    • 2 light blues and dark blue
  • Uniball Signo White
  • foam shett, 1 mm thick
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • scissors
  • pencil sharpener
  • eraser

    I hope you liked my card for today and got inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #159. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :o)



    I'm entering my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #234 - Clean and Simple
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Stamp Ink Paper Challenge, SIP #91 - Andrea's Birthday

    3) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
    This is my 11th entry to this challenge.
    colored: DAY 20

    4) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #195, March 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist: The Rubber Room (No Digis)
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)

    Milka
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