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 . . .

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