Friday, May 18, 2012

Blowing Birthday wishes

Update: this card received an honorable mention over at Play Date Cafe - Cream In The Coffee.

Never give up ! sure  all of us have heard that , especially when we were little , parents encouraged us and pushed us to give our best and  although by nature I am a strong willed girl ,  I admit there have been times when I have given up certain things instead of  holding my stead ....

..but today am proud to say I did not give up...did not give up making this card which seemingly looks like the most easiest card ever, yet took me 9 attempts before I could call it done!!!!!!!

I layered different stamps to achieve this look and selectively inked 2 stamps ..which is what I struggled with, no matter how hard I tried , I would either ink more than needed or my inky hands would be on my card or I would stamp crooked...well there were numerous issues and I almost tore my hair in frustration ..but I did not want to quit.and I am glad I did not ...

I quite like the way it turned out.

 This OLW88- Mini Masterpiece is all about using a 2x2 space for our stamping , I used a stamp which was under 2 inches , so I designed the focal point in such a way that the sentiments got incorporated into the design and helped to make it 2 inches

 The Jazz players image is a part of a larger stamp  with seven people which I selectively inked to get just 3 to fit in the frame

The' blowing birthday wishes your way' was one large 3 row stamp which again I selectively inked
So now you can understand why I struggled so much with this design!

 Supplies: white cardstock, Stamps: Graphic 45 Hampton art, Stampendous, Lawn Fawn, Inks: Studio G,

Sharing this with PDCC 132

 Even with all the frustrations , I enjoyed the process of creating this card , I love layering different stamps to create one new look!

Also sharing this with Simon Says Stamp- Clean And Simple

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is fantastic! Such a fun image and your splash of colour is perfect!

  2. Your card turned out SO greaT! I love your designs, they are so clean and interesting! The yellow of the sentiment really adds that something extra - clever!

  3. I love this...great design!

  4. I am glad you didn't give up because this card is totally cool!

  5. I love the way it turned out; your layering of images/words is so striking.

  6. It was worth it - what a fabulous card!

  7. Gorgeous card the stamping and colours are fabulous ,, love this CAS design ,,, stunning ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Oh, I'm thrilled that you didn't give up! This is delish! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  9. This is a fabulous card - love all the overlapping images! Wow!

  10. Gorgeous, I love that it is all one layered and such a perfect masculine card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  11. Funny how these cards always end up being the BEST Creations!! I LOVE the GREAT DESIGN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  12. I am always in awe of your designs. This one is definitely a winner for the "splash" of yellow challenge. And gorgeous in its own right.

  13. It might have taken 9 tries..but the end result is a masterpiece! Love it!



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