Sunday, February 28, 2016

Anything Goes?

First of all, I want to shout out a Happy 49th Birthday to my big brother, John.
Love you, John!

I've been saving this gorgeous paper from the DIY pad by Cratepaper.  
I love the watercolor look--perfect for a background.

I chose a spot with mainly pinks and yellows and cut it for my background, and then created a simple card with my Bluebells stamp from Serendipity Stamps and a bird die from Momenta.
Well,...I wanted simple, yes, but not blah.  And this looked downright blech!
After a bit of musing, I cut my card front in half.

With these two pieces, I created two cards.
For the first one, I framed and cut piece with a bit of blue from my scrap drawer.  I die cut another bird from a scrap of brown.  The sentiment is from my new stamp/die set from Sizzix, Hot Air Balloon.  When stamping the bluebells, I used blue and green markers, and then added a bit more color with a light blue chalk pencil.

I used the same supplies for this second card, using more of my brown paper scrap for the frame.  I almost think I like this one best of all.  I'm going to enter it in the latest Serendipity Stamps challenge:  
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Let me know what you think!


  1. Such a pretty card and puts me so in the mood for spring to get here with the little blue flowers and the bird. Thanks for playing with the Serendipity Stamps Challenge!

  2. You created two stunning cards out of a paper that you thought was blah! You worked your magic and had fantastic results.

  3. Wow--these came out so beautiful! Hope your mom has a great result from the surgery!


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