Monday, February 8, 2016

Colorful Birthday Card


I discovered a long-forgotten CHF chicken wire background stamp from my collection and stamped it with versamark on a piece of watercolor paper, heat-embossing it with white ep. I sponged on some Ranger Mermaid Lagoon, Citron, and Spun Sugar inks until I liked the look. I die cut some Darice Daisies in black and white along with a few snippets of sponged blue cardstock for the butterfly and flower centers. I added a white die-cut stem to the bottom, along with a SNSS white embossed sentiment, done with a SU! oval punch. The butterfly was done with a Punch a Bunch, and I hand-drew the antennae with a fine marker.

I'll be taking this one over to the Snippets Playground #215 since I used mostly snippets to put it all together.

Thanks for stopping by, and to my friends in the New England portion of the US, stay safe and warm in the snowstorm that's heading your way!

Carol

18 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Wow! So pretty!! The background coloring is stunning! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

I had never seen this chicken wire background stamp, such a fun item! Love the colours of your sponged background and the contrast with black and white flowers!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous background with that sponging! LOVE the colors you selected for it too. Very pretty dies and they're placed just perfect. So very pretty!
Lynn

Barb said...

I love it Carol. The background colours are so pretty and that's a super big chicken wire stamp. Barbxx

Donna Hanley said...

I laughed to myself when you said you forgot you have the chicken wire stamp. It is one of your stamps that is one of my all time favorites.
This came out just lovely, great colors and those die cuts flowers and leaves are so very sweet. I don't think we'll be seeing any of those around here too soon. Supposed to be 6-10" today. Hope you didn't get it.

Di said...

Wow, this is fabulous Carol! Wonderful flowers and I do love the chicken wire stamp! Loving the colours too.

Hugs

Di xx

SARN said...

Fabulous looking inky card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, such a pretty background - lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Hettie said...

What a beautiful card Carol. I love the colours you have used and the chicken wire looks great.
Hugs
xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a gorgeous snippets card, Carol! That's the best chicken wire image I've seen and I love it embossed like that as a backdrop! Love the colors, too! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Love the fabulous find and what a pretty snippety card it turned into. Love the dark & white flowers over the colorful inks. Like the way you've tied in the blue butterfly of happiness with the flowers' centers colors too. TFS & hope you're not getting that snow again. Hugs

Judy said...

Love, love, love the way you did the sponged background over your embossed chickenwire. Fabulous card Carol! I always get new ideas when I visit your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Judy

nwilliams6 said...

Love the embossed chicken wire - I need to try that. Your card color and techniques are great on this card. Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and lovely colours here Carol.xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty! Love that background. Chicken wire and flowers are the perfect mix. Who knew?!

Brenda said...

Loving that background Carol! The chicken wire stamp is awesome and I love the way you colored it. The flowers, leaves and butterfly looks right at home on that colorful background. Hugs, Brenda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have always been a big fan of the chicken wire for a background. This is lovely and reminds me of flowers growing near a chain link fence.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a great stamp and your colouring, looks wonderful with the flowers.