Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bella Birthday & Challenges

The BFF and I are at it again with the challenges this weekend! This time we each picked one challenge that we would combine on our cards. I was hoping we'd pick something compatible, and not something like "CAS plus vintage Victorian." Now that would be a challenge! Luckily, our challenges mesh quite well. Barb chose the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #215, and I chose the Just Add Ink challenge #353 "Just Add Critters."

Now that SAB is over, I'm going to focus more on the retiring In Colors. On today's card, I used Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, and Tip Top Taupe. I've noticed that some of the colors are already back ordered, so if you have the ink pad, but not the ink refill, I suggest you get it a.s.a.p.!

Barb's take on the challenges can be seen HERE. Love the giraffe (still waiting on April's baby, LOL)!

Here's the "How To"
 Image: Watercolor Paper 2-1/4" x 4-3/4"
 Mat: Tip Top Taupe 2-1/2" x 5"
 Greeting: Watercolor Paper 1/4" x 2-3/4"
 Card base: Tip Top Taupe 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Do a light watercolor wash in Mint Macaron on the watercolor paper. Don't worry if the color runs into where you will stamp the image, the other colors will cover it. Let dry thoroughly (you can speed it along with the Heat Tool on low).
  2. Stamp image in Basic Black archival ink, and color using an Aqua Painter. Add a stripe of darker Mint Macaron at the bottom for the grass.
  3. Adhere to mat, and then attach to card base with dimensionals.
  4. Stamp greeting in black on watercolor paper strip. Cut banner ends, and attach to card with dimensionals cut in half.
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  1. Clean, simple and super cute...Love it Cindy! thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  2. This dog floating by on his balloon is just too cute! Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  3. So sweet, and festive, Cindy! This is an adorable card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  4. A very sweet CAS card. Love you little dog and great take on the sketch

  5. So cute! This little guy makes me happy just looking at him. Your coloring makes him look furry enough to pet!

  6. Darling image and great take on the sketch!


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