I have two cousins with birthdays this week… one who is very special because she shares a birthday with my daughter Kelsey! And since these days I’m still feeling a lack of stamping motivation, I chose to CASE a few designs for my cards this past weekend.
This first card was a CASE of this fantastic card by Debby Hughes…
I pretty much copied the flowers just as Debby used them on her card, because why mess with perfection, amiright? These flowers are from the Wplus9 Design Studio stamp set for Simon Says Stamp called Many Thanks, and the sentiment comes from the Simon Says Sending and Wishing stamp set. I added a few ink splatters to the card, and embellished with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
My second card was inspired by this awesome card made by Laura Bassen…
On this card, I used the Grid Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp embossed with white embossing powder, then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor the squares, putting down just a small bit of color on one side of the square, then drawing the color out with an aqua brush. The sentiment combines the Best Hugs stamp set, and the Scripty Big Hugs die. I added a bundle of silver thread, and some more sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The colors on my card were inspired by the color challenge this week at My Favorite Things.
AND I’m happy to be joining in again this month with Kathy Racoosin and The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge! And since I used my Zig markers for the above card, I’ve got day 1 in the bag!
Have a great week… thanks for stopping by!