Friday, August 19, 2016

Forget-Me-Nots Birthday Card

Greetings, fellow artists!  I'm posting a card today for a few challenges....
I started with watercolor paper, spritzed it, and smooshed some shades of blue Tim Holtz distress inks onto an A2 sized panel, then used the blending tool to blend the edges.  The stamp on this panel is Penny Black's Birthday Panel 2105K, which I inked with TH tumbled glass and stamped it partially.  The flourish stamp around the border is also Penny Black, however, I forgot to index it when I unmounted it.  When the panel dried, I adhered it to a white A2 card.  

To create the focal panel, I taped a square piece of watercolor paper to a board, and wet it with a good amount of water.  Then I used a brush to add shades of blue distress inks, until I was happy with the look.  I dried it with my heat tool, then dropped clean water droplets onto the panel to create some visual interest and texture.  When dry, I removed the panel from the board, revealing the white border around it.  

Next, I inked the Penny Black Remember Me 3127F flower and stamped it, then stamped it partially again.  I added some of the same flourish as I used on the background panel, then mounted it to my card, using craft foam for dimension.  I created the banner, and added the flourish, attaching it with foam tape.  

Some white acrylic paint spattered on, and some sequins  completed the card.
Here is a close-up of the focal panel....

This card is for the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make for the border (add some interest around the border)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Your favorite technique (blending and watercolor)

Penny Black at Allsorts - Anything goes - with a stamp

Love to Scrap - Anything goes!

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes!

Sunday Stamps Challenge - Shades of blue

It's good to be back in my craft room.  We have had two weeks of weatherization, window replacements, and lots of remodeling and purging for our home, so I've been working hard to get that done.  I've missed my crafting and blogging.  

I appreciate your visit today.  Enjoy your weekend!




  1. Beautiful background, I especially like the repeated stamping. Thanks for joining AAA

  2. A really striking creation Lynda and the tone on tone works so well, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Pretty card with great blending. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Another Stunning card... Lynda
    Love all your inking...
    Thanks for joining us at PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie x

  5. So pretty - I love that focal panel. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  6. So very pretty, Lynda ... the soft blue hues are so delicious together ... lovely with those shimmery sequins! Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me such sweet words! Anita :)

  7. Very pretty card. Love the soft colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. A very pretty dreamy blue card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

  9. Great sponging on the border. Feels like ink the clouds. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Gayatri xx

  10. Hello friend!! I was born and raised in Lockport and still have friends and family in the area including Rochester! : ) Not only that - I'm a sister, sister watching the north sky for His return!

    Your card is beautiful I just love the delicate coloring you've achieved!.

    I'm your newest follower : ) Come say hello some time!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday!


  11. Such a beautiful card,Lynda! I love the watercolor background you created and especially on the main panel with the flower. So soft and elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  12. Wonderful card! The water coloring looks beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  13. pretty! thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

  14. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts August challenge and good luck x Susan x


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