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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Sunday Stampers week 299: Happy - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Good Morning Friends!


How exciting, another Birthday! Thank you to those of you who sent me greetings in advance yesterday! I'm home with the hens today, Wednesday isn't a work day and Tom is going to have Friday off..we are planning my annual birthday trip to Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm, but we'll see as the forecast isn't good.

My lovely blog pal Patti, over at Stationery Styles has made a special card for me on her blog today and I was thrilled - do hop over and take a look! Thank you Patti!

My card..or cards...today are two more or less the same, using different colours. They are my project for this week's Sunday Stampers challenge and the design for my group at this week's workshop. The design is based on one of the videos on a recent Sue Wilson blog. I really liked it and had to try it...you can view the details by clicking on Sue's name above.

The theme set by Hels Sheridan for this week's challenge is something that makes you happy, or including the word or a subject that brings happiness - well playing in my craft room makes me happy. Full stop. But I love nothing more than getting messy with my inks, using stamps and trying new techniques, so I guess I ticked all the boxes here! You can check out all the deers and wonderful inspiration from Hels - here -









To create the background, I just dabbed three different distress inks in various shades (top one Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Squeezed Lemonade, bottom Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick) over my craft mat, spritzed with water and smooched my card over them to create a mottled effect. I had cut three layers of  card in different sizes, plus an extra piece for stamping.

Once my layers were dry, I mounted them on top of each other and stuck them together with a tiny amount of double sided tape. I then stamped my flowers across the three layers. Stamping like this you are left with a void between the layers, but matting and layering with black card, somehow  creates an optical illusion and you lose the void. I matted and layered using 3D foam pads.

To finish I stamped extra flowers to create movement .... Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X

31 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Carole! Enjoy the day! Love your cards today, I have also tried triple stamping, creates a wonderful effect!xx

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  2. Morning Carole,
    Happy Birthday, have a great day. Love your cards.
    Lydia
    X

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  3. Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy...... you really don't want to hear my singing - lol.

    I love your cards today Carole, you have reminded me of a technique I have not used for ages, it is so beautiful in both colours. I hope the weather holds so that you can have a lovely day at Adam's Farm, not that I am the slightest bit envious..... Birthday Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne. & for your gorgeous card! X

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  4. I love the triple layering on a card. That technique is such fun to do also. Your colors are beautiful and the black just makes everything pop. Happy Birthday to you. I do hope your weather holds out for you to take your trip.

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  5. Two gorgeous cards Carole your pink is so vibrant...such a great technique

    Anne

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  6. Birthday greetings Carole. Hope you really enjoy the rest of your day. Amazing how the same card can look entirely different in different colourways. Strangely enough I prefer the green, yet I am more a pink girl than a green one! Lol! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine..it is funny, I'm more a green gal and prefer the pink, lol. X

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  7. Happy Birthday Carole! I hope you have a fantastic day. I love your cards, the bright colours are gorgeous and definitely have the happy vibe!
    Rebecca.

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  8. Love this effect Carole, great cards and the tip for layering with black is so helpful. Thank You. Happy Birthday to you. xx Flora

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  9. These are so pretty Carole - the sort of card you could make for your card stash. Love how you have made the backgrounds and then cut out some extra flowers. These are gorgeous - have a brilliant day today.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  10. Happy Happy Birthday Carole. Hope your day is filled with wonderful moments sprinkled with stardust. Your cards are just so gorgeous and I love the layering.
    Hugs
    Desรญre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU HUN!!!! hope you having a wonderful day! Loving your creations... so bright and happy... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  12. Happy Birthday, hope you have a splendid day! Beautiful cards you have made too, I am in love with the pink one! ~Diane

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  13. Outstanding!! I have never tried this technique.. not yet that is! : ) Both cards are simply lovely!!

    Sending Happy Birthday (((Hugs))) to you!

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  14. Wow these cards are fab! I love the bright colours :) have a lovely birthday
    Vic x

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  15. Sorry I am a bit late ...... Happy Birthday Carole hope you have had a good one.๐ŸŽ‚
    I love your cards. I keep looking at cards like that but have never tried that effect.
    Hugs

    Patricia ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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  16. Sorry, bit late with the birthday wishes on here! :-( hope your day visiting the farm was fun.
    Both cards are gorgeous colours & all of our crafty ladies will really enjoy creating theirs.
    See you soon
    Amy x

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