Thursday, May 22, 2014

Krafty Birthday

Another card to enter into the challenge over at AAA Cards for their Inspire challenge - to inspire and CASE a wonderful card from Linda Beesom.

I took a piece of watercolor paper and smooched it over some different colors of distress ink.  After that dried I used some embossing paste and a TH stencil.  The Happy Birthday is from Simon Says Stamp and I cut this die about 4 times and stacked them for dimension.  The flower.....one of those little wooden pieces that I've had in my stash forever and a day that I painted with acrylic white and then added the pink enamel dot.  Clean and simple and fun to do.



As I said I'll enter this in the challenge at AAA Cards but will also enter it in the Shopping Our Stash challenge (birthday) who is celebrating their 3rd birthday this week.

Thanks for stopping by...........
Lynn


41 comments:

Diane said...

Love your stenciled card...creative and pretty!! I am finally getting your subscription again...yah!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is just wonderful, Lynn! Thanks for the inspiration. I sure hope my paste is not dry! The colors you did behind are fantastic.

Benzi said...

So pretty, Lynn! Aren't paints, stencils, and pastes so much fun? They sure are to me.

Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful holiday weekend.

Deepti said...

That BG is just gorgeous !!

Craftyanny said...

oh wow Lyn love your background and that die, stacked for dimension worked beautifully
Anne x

Lynn McAuley said...

This card is awesome, Lynn! Inspired and divine!!

MiamiKel said...

Creative and unique! What a fun technique this looks to be :)

Jane said...

Love that you have switched up the colours! The embossing paste has worked so well giving subtle texture to your card - going to have to get some myself. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

scrappymo! said...

This has such a wonderful feel to it. Love that beautiful inky strip and the embossing paste over the stencil is such a neat look!

Wonderful card!

Anne Temple said...

Love the look of this. Makes me want to get out my embossing pastes :-) With a different embellishment, this would be a great guy card too (love the versatility of your design).

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just love your CAS style, Lynn! This is gorgeous! I really like how you did the stencilling too!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Lynn, love the use of the paste with the mask and lovely use of colours.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Hannelie said...

I LOVE the way Linda's card inspired you!
That watercolor panel makes your pretty flower pop!
Thanks so much for playing at AAA cards!

Donna Hanley said...

Love It Lynn. I especially like the font for the sentiment and you did a fantastic job with your "artwork" on the card. Have a fun day.

JD/ Jill said...

So nicely done, Lynn, You have inspired me to get out my embossing paste. It's been a while...

Brenda said...

Love, love, love this card Lynn! I just got some embossing paste and can't wait to try it out as soon as I have some more time! lol I also want to get some more stencils to play with. I love the colors in your water color and of course I love that HB die!! Hugs, Brenda

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous take on the CASE card, Lynn! I love the Happy Birthday and how you added dimension to it by stacking layers. Great job with the paste, too!

Bonnie said...

Sooooo pretty, Lynn! Love that pretty sprayed and stenciled strip! A wonderful way to say happy birthday!

Jessi Fogan said...

That inking...wow!! Love the paste over top too - I have GOT to try that!

Julia said...

Love the embossing paste and the look you created with the watercolor background behind it. So creative!! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.

lauren bergold said...

holy wow, missus! all your cards are gorgeous, but this MIGHT just be an all-time fave! absolutely ♥AMAZING♥ take on the inspiration card, but with sooooo much of your own style, as well. plus the palette and the pink flower on top of the beautifully distressed blue-green inky background give this a "monet" sort of feeling... which is not too shabby by any means!!!!! wow, wow, WOW! ♥

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the design.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Wow Lynn, absolutely fantastic! Love how the flower turned out, just the perfect touch!

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Lynn, beautiful texture and design!!
Tammy x

Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Lynn - you have really rocked the card with this design.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda Beeson said...

Not only am I in love with those embossing paste dots but love the die cut words too.

Shelly Schmidt said...

LOVE this card- love the dots you created- and how did you stick 3-4 layers of this word together? How awesome- loving the flower too.

Shawna said...

Love this Clean and Simple card with it's lovely colors and that pop of white sentiment. Shop my stash....that's what I need to do!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Really like this card Lynn. Sorry for not stopping by much lately. Been busy and a bad week this week.

Blessings
Jim

Carol L said...

I absolutely LOVE this one with that gorgeous colorful panel and the die cut sentiment! You knocked this one right out of the park!!!!

Victoria Lavender said...

It's a bit of fresh air! Cool colors and a feeling of softness. I was wondering how you got that die cut to look like that (4 layers is a lot of work). The distressed strip is cool too! I love wet embossing, your is wonderful. You've CASED this card from a "different" view and I really appreciate that! Just wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at AAA Cards, we hope you come back to play and display your skills often. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Angela said...

Lynn, your card is INDEED very fresh and fun! Perfect birthday card. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

Donna said...

Such a pretty card, I love how he colours pop on the kraft background! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!!

Davi said...

Awesome CAS Lynn! I love the paste dimension and kraft combo :)

Joan Ervin said...

I love how you used the paste, Lynn...such wonderful texture and I love the diecut sentiment!!!

NancyK said...

This is beautifully put together. Love the textured background piece.

Nancy in Iowa said...

oh! So cute! You layered that skinny sentiment. You must have steady hand and great eye-hand coordination! Love this card...may need to put that die on my wish list!!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

LOVE the stenciling over the smooshed paint background! And the pop of pink is a perfect accent.

Were your hands a sticky mess after gluing those layers of sentiments? Mine usually are. ;/

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

vic said...

Your cards are just amazing Lynn! Love this one too!!!

Vic x

Shirley said...

Love the stenciled border and that great HB die cut too! Warm and pretty!

Margaret said...

Your inky watercolor piece is amazing! Such a pretty card and I can't imagine how you stacked those die cuts so neatly!