Thursday, May 3, 2018

And One More Birthday Card

** Looking for the giveaway?? Go HERE

This card has been in the making for a while.  I love the Rose Oval die and I've been thinking of a way to use it and show off how beautiful it is; this is the result!  Honestly, I'm not sure who is going to get this card, but since this is the beginning of "Birthday Time" in my world {seriously, so many people that I know, including me, were born  in the next few months!} I'm sure it won't hang around too long.

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Rose Oval Die, #CED4330
Quitefire Designs Happy Birthday Plain & Simple Stamps, #5899
Piccolo Embossing Enamel in Royal Sterling
Watercolor Paper
Zig Clean Color Markers
Unbranded Background Die
Detail Watercolor Brush
Embossing Ink
Distress Ink in Twisted Citron
Light Green Card

For this card, the first thing I did was to cut the Rose Oval die using watercolor paper.  I knew I wanted to watercolor the beautiful flowers and leaves, but I wasn't sure exactly how I was going to do it.  After much thinking, I decided to use Clean Color Markers and a water brush.  I knew the water brush would cause the ink from the markers to run, but I think it gives the look of a painted image.  Besides, I was using complimentary colors so a little blending wouldn't be a bad thing.  I colored and re-colored the image for days, using the water
brush and layering the color to get the look I wanted.  I left the rose oval alone for a few days and I actually contemplated just trashing the whole thing, but after showing it to some friends, I decided to carry on. 

Once the die cut was colored and was completely dry, I used some liquid embossing adhesive fluid.  I had already poured a bit into a small bottle just for this type of use and I used a small paintbrush to add the fluid to the oval, then added the embossing powder, painting and embossing a bit at a time.  It took a few coats to get the coverage I wanted but I think the effect was totally worth
Another Look
the effort.  

Finally, I used the oval that was the middle of the already cut piece and stamped the sentiment on it using Twisted Citron ink.  I'm really pleased how the ink and the background die cut highlights the green leaves; it matches much better in person than it does on my monitor.  I'm glad I didn't throw it away as I love this card.  I want to thank you for visiting and all of your comments.   They really mean the world to me as I still struggle with the "Is this really good enough to show other people" syndrome.  I'm working on it and slowly beating that little voice in my head into submission! Fondly, Christi

** Looking for the giveaway?? Go HERE

I am entering my One More Birthday Card in the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas - M, April Showers Bring May Flowers
Make my Monday - Embossing {wet or dry}
Dies R Us Challenge - #96, Flowers
Always Happy Birthday - M, Anything Goes - option: Flowers
Everybody Art Challenge - Flowers {#2}
Try it on Tuesday - Die Cut and/ or Stencils
Fab 'n Funky - #392, Embossing {wet or dry}
Double D Challenges - M, Flowers
Moo-Mania - Flowers
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes


  1. OH WOW this is SO pretty! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us and the ‘May Flower’ challenge over at Double D. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  2. Love the way you used this pretty die. Great colors. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  3. How stunning. Water coloring the elements on tht die cut is GENIUS, well done!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D May Flowers Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!!

  4. A wonderful card

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  5. This is so gorgeous! Love the watercoloring on the die cuts-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

  6. A very beautiful Birthday card. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  7. Someone is going to get a wonderful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  8. A fantastic project! So pleased you linked to us at to Moo Mania & More !
    Happy weekend

  9. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

  10. What a lovely card - love the way you coloured the flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  11. A lovely card,
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday, Avril

  12. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges blog and good luck
    Maryvonne DT Member


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