Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Special Day Card

It's kind of crazy at my house right now.  We are having some weatherization work done, and workers are coming and going, making lots of noise, asking questions, yadda, yadda.  So, I've retreated to my craft room and left hubby to deal with them for a few minutes while I put the finishing touches on today's card and get my blog post up.  Here it is, hot off the press......
Front of card

Inside of card

I stamped the Penny Black cling stamp "Softly 40-319 onto watercolor paper, using Tim Holtz distress markers in spun sugar and shabby shutters.  Using the distress ink pads, I water colored the images in the no-line coloring fashion.  The colors I used were spun sugar, worn lipstick, picked raspberry, and candied apple for the flowers, and shabby shutters, peeled paint, and forest moss for the leaves and stems.

For the background, I brushed shabby shutters along the outside edges very lightly with a Clarity stencil brush, creating a light, soft hazy area.  Then I inked some Penny Black stamps up with the same ink, and stamped them over the brushed area.  Stamps used on the background are Deco Border 2653F, Swirl Border 1969B, and Letter Background 1999L.

The verse 'on your special day' is from the PB clear set Gratitude 30-105.  I love the beautiful fonts on many of the verses in this set.  I stamped and embossed it in gold embossing.

To balance the gold embossed verse, I mounted the panel onto a gold paper from my stash, and onto a white card.  From the same gold paper, I die cut the swirl twice (PB Scrolls 51-013), layered them together for depth, and added it to the left edge of the card, to balance the gold in the verse.  To finish it off, I punched some small circles from the same gold with my Cropodile, and added them here and there to the card front.

For the inside of the card, I used the same ink colors, and sponged them through the PB stencil Promenade 25-001, and the same technique with the brushing and stamping along the left side.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

The Daily Marker - 30 Day Color Challenge Day One
Penny Black At Allsorts - Anything Goes (With a stamp)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Virginia's View Challenge - All About Colors

Thank you for stopping by.  I am going to rescue my husband now.  Hope to see you here tomorrow for day two of the 30 Day Color Challenge.  Stop in at the above blogs and leave some love if you can.  





  1. Aw..Lynda, I saw this over FB and liked it right away! You did a super job on this watercolor piece! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Well done! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Well done! Happy to see that you linked it up to Virginia's View Challenge!

  2. I love this Penny Black stamp and your design with it is really unique. I've never seen anything like this and I love it very much.

  3. A really stunning creation for our challenge this month Lynda, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More.

    B x

  4. this is so pretty, i love the colours and the gold sentiment! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  5. Totally gorgeous card Lynda, fabulous stamping and colouring.
    Thank you for sharing this over at Penny Black and more "Anything goes with a Stamp" Challenge;-))m

  6. Stunning card, wonderful colouring and design.

  7. Gorgeous card, and I just saw this on Kathy Racoosin's blog today! Congrats!

  8. Awesome card. Your water coloring and attention to detail and design is so super. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  9. How do you do the "no line watercolor" technique you mention? Could you point me me to an explanation? So pretty! Thank you.

  10. This card is gorgeous and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing your talent with the stamping world.

  11. great youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lBGt1WKLq0

  12. Another fab card.. congrats on the PEnny Black Facebook mention!

  13. Thank you for sharing your technique for how to make this beautiful card. I love your colours. Xx

  14. Thanks so much for giving us the details of how you made this outstanding card. Just gorgeous and oozing with talent. Congratulations on the Kathy Racoosin blog feature. Quite an honor.


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