Friday, December 29, 2017

A wintry birthday card . . .

Hello Friends!
Today I was able to get into my 'cave' and do a little creating.
I checked out the available challenges and came up with a few that I
used as a basis for today's card.

The design is based on the sketch offered at Freshly Made Sketches.

The Birthday theme is for the Craftaholics R Us Challenge and the Watercoloring
with Snow Technique is for the Mod Squad Challenge.  The Mod Squad
challenge is 'add snow' and their technique challenge (for an extra entry) is
to 'watercolor' ... so I combined the two.

I used the Tim Holtz Oxide distress inks (Broken China &  Faded Jeans)
to create my background panel.  Once I got the colors where I wanted them,
I spritzed with water and blotted dry quickly to create my snow.

The dies I have used are the new Tutti Designs 'Scalloped Stitched Rectangle' dies

TUTTI-418 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles

and the Die-Mensions 'Birthday Balloons'.
For the inside of my card, I had a couple of extra Impressions Obsession
Impression Obsession - Dies - Balloons
die cut balloons laying on my work table so added them to the bottom corner.

I hope you are all enjoying your holiday time!
We have had a wonderful time so far!
The weather has been cooperative and we were
able to get to my Mom's in PA the Saturday before Christmas
for a family gather and then to our daughters (1 hr drive) on
Christmas morning for another wonderful get together!

There's a 'CLIPPER SYSTEM' coming tonight so
we will be indoors staying safe & warm for New Years! 

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


Judy Woodland said...

Love that background. I need to get out my Distress Inks. Heck, I need to get out ANYTHING!!! Haven't crafted in seems like weeks. I love the simplicity of this card, and that is a great use of the birthday die cut! Fabulous!!!!

Jannet said...

Gorgeous card, I love the little balloons inside what a lovely touch! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018 !

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous scene, your inked background looks amazing and the balloon is stunning, such fab die!! Great interpretation of the sketch!

Linda Callahan said...

Your inky backgrund is fabulous! And I love the diecut sentiment! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Donna Phelan said...

Loving that background and your pretty glittered balloons! Perfect for any birthday celebration!

Leslie Miller said...

I love your splattery background and cute birthday balloon die! The glittery balloons inside are a nice, quick finish, too. I'm glad you were able to have a nice Christmas, but it sounds like time to hunker in the bunker and do some crafting. I would love that!

Conniecrafter said...

Love all the colors in the birthday die, pretty background!!
Glad you were able to get to your Mom's and back safely and have Christmas with your daughter! Wishing you all the best in 2018!

Amy O said...

What a beautiful background! And I love the detail on those rectangular dies. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Joyce Erb said...

Love how you got in the snow! Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the <a href="”>Mod Squad Challenge</a>

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.
Janis, Owner & Design Team Member