Thursday, January 12, 2017

Birthday Card


I wanted to play along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch #385, so I pulled some papers from my overflowing bin of snippets and put this card together. I used a small piece of watercolor paper and sponged it with 3 different distress inks, then stamped a SNSS floral background with smoky slate ink (stamped off once) before adding the birthday sentiment in versafine onyx black ink. The embossed panel was done with a Damask ef, and I added some SU! enamel dots to finish this one. Everything matched nicely until I added the main focal panel, and realized that the yellow ink didn't match the pale coral panel very well. Oh well, it looked good in my head before I started it! LOL

                     
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

21 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love this! Gorgeous mix of patterns and texture. The snippet bucket never lets us down. We may not remember what book or collection our pieces came from but boy can we knock em dead with the results!

Jean said...

This is a great card made from snippets, I like the way you over stamped on the focal panel and the lovely sentiment stamp. Some super layers and textures too.
Jean x

Heidi Stamps said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and this sketch. I really hope to play along soon!

*Vicki* said...

Really love your layout on this one Carol! You always do such a fabulous job of pulling scraps from your stash and making them all work together beautifully! I love it! TFS! HUGS

Wendy said...

So pretty, Carol! Love the design of your card and the mix of papers! The sentiment is perfect, too! Great job! TFS and hope your having a nice day! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Great use of your snippets, you always stunning me with your designs! Love the light stamp on the top panel, the stamping off once is a pretty technique to create backgrounds (and I always forgot to use it ...). Love the colours, too!

cotnob said...

A pretty card Carol, I love the way you have created your sentiment.
Pauline
x

MaryH said...

I love the way you've combined the pattern papers and the design layout to make this very pretty card. That's some good sponging behind this fresh spring like imagery too. The enamel dots certainly stand out against the coral look of the fish tail banners. I like it! TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

Oops, forgot to say, the yellows may not 'match' the coral, but I think it looks very sunny against all the colors, and the white embossing keeps it 'away' from direct contrast to the coral. I think all the colors look great combined here. They don't clash in my eyes, anyway!

Janice M said...

Your right this is the perfect sketch for using up scraps! Love the way you used the flower silhouette under the sentiment. Oh an thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Hope to see you again next week!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh I love the background behind the words. This is a striking card! So lucky whoever gets this!!

SARN said...

Lovely layout & the colours look good to me! X

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful colors and image and layers on this, Carol. I love the look on this pretty card. Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous mixture of colours Carol, great result.xx{aNNie}

Stampsnob. said...

I like the off set piece Good job ...Lis

Wanda said...

Fabulous mixture of colors and textures on this birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Brenda said...

Oh I don't know Carol, but I think this is a bright and cheery card and think the yellow goes well with the coral! I love it! Hugs, Brenda

Melissa Craig said...

This is a stunning card! I love the bright yellow. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Patti said...

Great card, I especially ove the stamping/color technique you used for your image. Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Jenée said...

Beautiful rendering of our weekly sketch. I really like the embossed panel behind your lovely image. Thank you for joining us this week in our challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

They are nice layers even if they don't match colorwise as well. It's still fun. Apparently I haven't visited you in a while. Such a slacker am I !