Today I’m playing along with the current challenge over at Jane’s Doodles, which is all about birthdays. I chose to play with the Jane’s Doodles set called Daisies and came up with a couple cards… one more simple and the other stepped up a bit. Let’s talk about the simple one first.
Using the main image of the set and the birthday sentiment from the same set, I stamped them both in Versamark and heat emboss in Wow! Rose Gold embossing powder. I trimmed the panel to allow a wide white border. Before adhering to my card base, I used makeup brushes to ink blend 4 colors of Distress Oxide: Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, and Festive Berries. I stamped another couple images from the set on the inside and then gave them a light ink blending with the same shades. In addition to the inside, I also decided to make a matching envelope. Take a look!
Now onto the stepped up version. I stamped the same image and sentiment in the same placement, and heat embossed this one in Ranger Gold embossing powder. This time I die cut the panel with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square die. I ink blended with more Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, and Cracked Pistachio. I used the same rose gold embossing powder to embossing the very edges of the panel. Then I dry embossed a panel with an embossing folder by Die’Sire aptly called Happy Birthday. While still in the embossing folder, I used my hard brayer to ink up the raised areas with the Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade, and added a light blending along the edges with the makeup brushes.
Like the first card, I added the same images on the inside along with the ink blending, and decorated the envelope too.
So which do you like better? I’m partial to the warm color combo but I prefer the stepped up version. If I had more time I would make the stepped up in the warm tones, but I have so much else coming up that I couldn’t play with that combo right now, but you may see me try it out in the future. I’ll be back before you know it with a card featuring another of my favorite stamp manufacturers!
ETA: 6/13 This card was selected as a TOP ROCKER by 613 Avenue Create!!!
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- Jane’s Doodles – #11 – Birthday
- Time Out Challenges – #163 – Proust quote
- Penny Black & More – Favorite Stamps (any floral images)
- Stamping Sensations – Make it Colourful
- Creative Moments – #192 – Anything Goes w/opt summer sports (Gardening is a summer sport, right? You sure sweat a lot doing it!!!)
- Aud Sentiments – #252 – Flowers + a Sentiment
- Ellibelle’s Corner – June In the Summer Garden
- Crafty Catz – #509 – Anything Goes w/opt CAS
- Craft Rocket – #71 – Embossing (Wet or Dry)
- Just Add Ink – #508 – Just Add “F”
- 613 Avenue Create – #234 – Anything Goes w/opt. Blended Background – TOP ROCKER!!!
- Hand Stamped Sentiments – #340 – Photo inspiration
Wow, love the blends. Thanks for joining Janes Doodles Challenge!
Two pretty cards and the gold embossing looks very effective, many thanks for joining in with our June themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.
Both are gorgeous and love the card for Time Out-wonderful blend of colours and love how you used the gold embossing-perfect choice. Super idea to add these images to the centre. Thanks for joining Time Out x
this is lovely with those colours and embossing, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge
These are both magnificent, Karen! I love the heat embossing you did and I’d have to flip a coin to choose which color combo is my favorite. I love CAS cards but your stepped up version is pretty elegant. 😀
These were ridiculously hard to photograph for some reason! I can’t pick a favorite either 😊
I love all the blending its awesome ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
Daisies are my favorite and I love how you used them on your card. Great color combinations. Thanks for joining us at HSS.
Two super backgrounds with great colour combinations and a really lovely image Thank you for joining our ‘Favourite Stamp’ challenge at Penny Black and More.
I love the beautiful backgrounds you have created! Thank you for joining us at HSS!
So very pretty- I love the coral and yellows, but all turned out beautifully! Such fun creating and pretty cards!
Thanks Shelly! I will be coming back to this eventually and trying a rainbow of colors 😁
So beautifully done! Loving the inky background and beautiful stamps!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge as well as Penny Black and More!
Beautiful, beautiful blending work! Very nicely crafted, indeed! Thanks for such a beautiful and inspiring submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner
two beautifully colourful creations for our challenge at stamping sensations this month, Karen! I love them! Thanks so much for joining us and good luck!
Awesome cards. Love the blended background and the embossed images. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments (and Crafty Catz)
Lovely floral cards. Thanks for sharing at Time Out.
Fabulous blending here!
So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Please come back again!
The best of luck with your entry.
Jackie, DT member at 613 xx
Congratulations! You have been selected as a Top Rocker for the week of June 7-13, 2020 at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for your awesome submission to our challenge.
THE RESIDENT DESIGN TEAM
They are both beautiful and very colourful! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.