Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Happy Birthday, Wendy!!

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:

Our fearless leader, Wendy, had her birthday yesterday (Happy Birthday, Wendy!) and this is the card I made for her.  Don't worry!!  She already received it in the mail, so this post isn't ruining any surprises.  I used the beautiful "Lily of the Valley" and colored it with colored pencils on kraft card stock.  I've done this before with a different stamp and really love the look of it, so decided to try it again.  It always amazes me how bright colored pencil is on kraft. The white for the flowers looked a little dull, so I added a bit of white gel pen to make them pop a bit more.  I die cut the panel and inked the edges with some white kraft ink.  I used two scraps of patterned paper to make the banners and raided a button from my stash, then finished everything off with some clear jewels from Kat Scrappinness.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Lily of The Valley" and "Happy Birthday"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A"

STAMPlorations Theme and Prompt--Stamps + nature

30 Day Coloring Challenge--just color
Cards Galore--anything goes
Through The Purple Haze #165--anything goes
Power Poppy Creative Spark--sketch it out

Penny Black--spring flowers
Creatalicious #183--anything goes with the optional twist: layer it up
Crafty Creations #407--anything goes
Cardz TV #110--anything goes
Sweet Stampers #42--Easter or spring (I chose spring)
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #128--anything goes
Use Your Stuff #394--spring
Double Trouble #52--die-lirious and punchy (Thing #1: spring item with cutting)
Shopping Our Stash #416--Happy Birthday
Crafty Gals #205--use flowers
My Favorite Things Birthday--flowers
Crafty Catz #498--anything goes with the optional twist: twine/ribbon


Esther Asbury said...

Beautiful! I love how vibrant your colored pencil is on kraft! I've only tried this once, but your card inspires me to do it again!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how pretty - I know Wendy really like her card. I rally like how you put your twine bow to the back side of the button - I usually put mine on the top - but I really like this. Great coloring on Kraft.

Donna said...

What a stunning card, like your coloring on kraft and the shadowing you did. The banners and dew drops are great too! Take care.

Laurie Unger said...

Gorgeous! I love how you inked the inside panel with the white, it really makes it pop!

Janette said...

Very pretty card, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Linby said...

This is so pretty on kraft, your colouring is lovely and I like the washi tape too.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

Patti J said...

Very pretty card! I love the Kraft! Thanks for the inspiration, Heather!

Melanie R said...

So pretty, Heather! The floral image is perfect on the Kraft paper. Great technique, too. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #52.

joy said...

I love the little flags and the colors! Beautiful card!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Your Lily of the Valley looks beautiful on Kraft paper and your pencil coloring really brings it to life.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

brenda said...

It's a lovely Lily of the Valley image, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Spring' themes at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

earl lea riser said...

I love Kraft Cards - and you did a GREAT job colouring this one!! Very well done! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner!

Carole J said...

A beautiful CAS card on kraft! The lily of the valley is beautifully coloured. Lovely card design. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Joy Wilson said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Monika Skinner said...

So soft and beautifully coloured! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge. Good Luck!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS card image looks great coloured on kraft-never tried that,love the banners too
Carol x

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Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love your beautiful card and technique you used to put it together and the clear jewels are perfect. You card brings back my childhood memories of the Lily of the Valley flowers in our front yard around the porch and driveway, a ground flower that was mixed in with the shrubs, and what a pretty scent. Thanks for sharing your fussy cut with us at Double Trouble.

Kuni said...

What a stunning card, i love it.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Marjeta said...

Fantastic card. Love how you used velum.

Carol L said...

You really achieved a great look with color on kraft, and I love those 2 little banners attached with a button and bow! Beautifully done!

Brigitte said...

oh!!!!! Your card is AMAZING!!!!! I love the water droplets and the craft on craft is beautiful!!! I also like how you added the little "flags" on the top!!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again next time. Stay safe, Hugs, Brigitte

Julie B said...

Love the subtle white edge to the kraft panel, really focuses your eye.
Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations. :)

Bianca van Tilburg. said...

What a great card.Thank you for participating in our challenge.
Big Hug Bianca
DT Sweet Stampers Challenge.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional layer it up” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)