Happiest of Birthdays

Hi there.  Green is not just for St. Patrick’s Day! 😉  Here’s a birthday card I created using a NBUS stamp set I’ve had for quite a while.

 

 

To begin, the wreath and some individual leaf images were stamped on X-press It paper with black Memento ink.  The individual leaves were used to fill in the sparse areas on the wreath and make it look fuller.  They were coloured with Copics, then fussy cut out since I don’t have the matching dies.

 

 

Then on a Wonky Stitched Rectangle panel die cut from hot press watercolor paper, masking was used to clear heat emboss the music strip background.  Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks were applied to it with a Clarity brush and excess ink was wiped off with a tissue for a little emboss resist.  The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  I was going to add some green sequins, but decided to add some green splatters instead.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a white top folding cardbase before all elements were assembled.  To give the wreath some depth, shading was added with a gray colored pencil.  Crystal glaze on the green leaves finished off the card.

 

And that is all.  Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays#195 Going Green
Memory BoxMarch Green  (Watching the World Bloom stamp set)
CAS(E) this Sketchsketch #263
AAA Cards#111 Use only One Third
Always Happy BirthdayMarch Birthday Anything Goes
Time Out#105 4th Birthday ‘Birthdays are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter

 

 

 

 

 

Turtley Rock

Hi there.  I am sharing another super CAS turtley punny card today.  It seems I can’t get enough of these turtle puns.  😂

I stamped the turtles on a scrap of X-Press It paper three times, coloured them with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching die.

 

Next I used a leftover piece of Bristol smooth paper and blended Cracked Pistachio distress ink through a Concentric Circle stencil.  I used a Clarity stencil brush my friend Christine loaned me to try before buying. The verdict?  Love them and have ordered them already! 😏

Next I die cut that piece with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment in black, then mounted it to a white top folding card base with foam adhesive.  I adhered the turtles, allowing a couple of them to hang off the edge.  To finish, I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to their shells and a few metallic green sequins in the opposite corner to balance out the design. .

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
The Paper Players – 335 Green and White
Paper Smooches – March Greenery
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC169 Off the Edge
Naught or Nice – 39 Feature a Creature