Thursday, September 3, 2015

Birthday Blessings ...

Hello Dear Friends!
Today is a special day for my sweet daughter, Carolyn!
It's her birthday and words can not express what this lovely lady means to me!!
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!
The card I have prepared to share with you today is to satisfy the challenge over on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.  The theme is to use the 'white wash' technique and thankfully, they offer a video by Melanie Muenchinger of GinaK Designs.  Check it out!

This was a fun and easy technique and I really like the soft looking outcome.
I will be using this technique on a few more cards since I have a lot to get done for upcoming Fall craft shows and this is something a little 'different'!
I chose an OLD SU stamp for my focus image from the 'Morning Soft' set.  And, my sentiments are from the 'Birthday Blessings' set I won recently over on the Stamping Simply with Sharon Johnson blog (thanks Sharon!).
Don't ask me why ... but I truly struggle using 'kraft' paper.  I'm just not in love with it  ...  but since that's what Melanie used in her video I thought I'd give it a whirl.  HOWEVER ... I'm going to use white card stock next time and see if I like the outcome as much (color wise).
Challenges to share in:
Card Mania Challenge - Pastel Colors
Guess I'd better 'get back to work' ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today ...
Hope you are having a fabulous week!
As always ...

Papers:  White cs, Baby Blue cs, Kraft cs, Black cs
Stamp/Ink:  SU 'Morning Soft', Stamp Simply 'Birthday Blessings' / Versafine Onyx, VersaMark, craft white ink, TH 'broken china', Momento 'bamboo leaves'
Accessories:  JoAnn Craft Essentials 'White' embossing powder, Kaiser white pearls, water brush,


Diane said...

Can you GORGEOUS, as that is what this card, my friend, she is going to LOVE it...awesome, I might have to give a whirl..thanks for inspiring!!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Very beautiful card, Darlene. I always forget about coloring on kraft stock until I see such a beautifully done card as yours. Thanks for sharing . . . . your work always inspires me.

Barbara said...

I do love the soft look of this technique and you have made a marvelous card that your daughter will love. This one is a knock out! Thanks for join gin in the Mod Sqiad challenge this week. I hope to see more of you!

Nana said...

WOW what a beautiful card. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 104, Hazel, DT x