Tuesday, October 15, 2019

2 new cards


Leaf stamp, trees stamp, flower, butterfly and fairy stamp and saying stamp...oh and bird stamp. Perfect pearl powders, versamark stamp pad. Brush for the powders, scissors, glue dots, black paper.

The Library Challenge-  The Secret Garden
Fairy and the Unicorn- Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge-One Word Sentiment
Sparkles Challenge-Forever Autumn
Stamping Sensations-Trees, leaves, Autumn

I had a lot of fun creating this card and using the Secret Garden as inspiration.  My friend in B.C. is going through a very tough time since his bastard spouse left him and now wants more than half of the condo and my friend's investments. Can we say Jerk! OK, that's off my chest, I stamped a bunch of leaves, flowers, 3 butterflies, 2 birds and the fairy stamp. I fussy cut each one out after I put a variety of colors down from the perfect pearl powders. I stamped the trees and the saying directly onto the card and then adhered all the little bits all around to create the garden. I did use fall colors for the trees and leaves but then went blues and purples plus other colors for the other pieces. It was pretty easy using glue dots to affix the bits.


Poinsettia stamp, Bronze embossing ink, Rustic embossing powder, Tim Holtz distress inks, water, brush, scissors, silver glitter, pearl paper, blue glitter paper, border and saying stickers, gems, bic marking pen.

Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour- Botanical
Flower Challenge- CAS
Addicted To Stamps- Holidays
Christmas Card Throwdown- blue, brown & white
Simon Says-Christmas

A cool Christmas card and more will follow before the 24th of December. I took the distress ink and just pressed it down on a wipeable surface, added water and now I could paint the image that I stamped and embossed with embossing powder. I stamped the image twice so I could color the flowers, cut them out and place them over top the flowers of the whole image that I had fussy cut out before. I had no brown paper so I took basic white and stamped the distress brown on top of the white and sprayed it with water to blend it. Once it was dry, I layered the papers together and placed the poinsettia on top. I took the saying and border stickers, coloured it with a blue marker and placed them on the card. I finished it off with silver glitter for the berries and flower centre and added the 2 gems to finish it off. I was inspired by someone I follow, The Dutchess, who creates amazing cards. She made one a while back which took my breath away. Overall, I think my card went well. Please check out her blog and look at some of her cards.

24 comments:

  1. I can see the Secret Garden influence. Very nice!

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  2. I like that second card. As for the first, have we met the recipient on the blog before, like did you go and visit him at some point?

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  3. Those flowers and leaves are gorgeous.
    And yeah, what a jerk!
    Hugs to you, Birgit.

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  4. I like the second one - understated and an unexpected colour palette for Christmas.

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  5. Crumbs theres a lot to be said for pre nups these days cos like when love flickers out you really can end up at the cleaners. Excellent attention to detail with stamped tree leaves, reminds me winter is coming.

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  6. Great cards. I do like the little Christmas sparkle on the second one. Looks like you were having a lot of fun making them. Hugs-Erika

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  7. I love all the blowy leaves on your great collage card - really autumnal. Thanks for joining The Library. (Hope things work out for your friend).

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  8. gorgeous cards Birgit..loving the autumnal look with the skittering leaves....and your lovely poinsettia card....thank you so much for your kind words about my cards.

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  9. I never thought to use Perfect Pearls with VersaMark. Really clever way to create a secret garden.

    The poinsettia was incredible. When I first saw it and before I read the products list, I thought the corners were stamped and embossed. You did a great job getting those stickers on perfectly in place.

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  10. I like the colors you used for the second one, the "Seasons Greetings" one. :)

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  11. Hi Birgit, two wonderful cards, I love the falling leaves of your first card and they look so good against the black card.
    Your second card is so elegant, beautifully designed and lovely colours, Kate x

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  12. What a fabulous Autumnal card! Thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations this month!

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  13. Can see the secret garden resemblance indeed. Hopefully the dbag ex get's what is coming to him.

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  14. too cute! love the borders on the second card.

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  15. These are both wonderful. I love them.

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  16. Thank you everyone for you nice comments on my cards. Yes, I went to visit my fr8end in B. C. Last year and could see signs of asshole ness in his partner. A prenup is what should have been done but his head was in the stars. I hope some of you visited the Dutchess who is talented and very kind.

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  17. Fabulous creations! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Darlene
    ALPHABET CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

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  18. Love the colour scheme and design on the blue one! Good work

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  19. Lovely bunch of flowers! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge

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  20. So gorgeous! I love those flowers and your whole design! Thanks for sharing at HLS!

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  21. A really lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

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    i am ERIC BRUNT by name. Greetings to every one that is reading this testimony. I have been rejected by my wife after three(3) years of marriage just because another Man had a spell on her and she left me and the kid to suffer. one day when i was reading through the web, i saw a post on how this spell caster on this address AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com have help a woman to get back her husband and i gave him a reply to his address and he told me that a man had a spell on my wife and he told me that he will help me and after 3 days that i will have my wife back. i believed him and today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the power to bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my wife. Thanks for helping me Dr Akhere contact him on email: AKHERETEMPLE@gmail.com
    or
    call/whatsapp:+2349057261346

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