Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hello Dear Friend

Hello dear friends~ I made this card for all of you who visit my blog and leave such kind comments. It's also for those who like to pop in and leave un-noticed. I still thank you and count you as a dear friend.
I made this card using Laurie Willison's challenge to use a cover plate as a stencil and add embossing paste or in my case, I used Glossy Accents instead.

I started by cutting a Basic Bookmark #3 in Melon Berry cardstock. I used the Hearts Cover Plate and added the Glossy Accents down the center of my bookmark. While that was drying, I cut the daffodil from Year of Flowers and stamped it in fine linen ink and gave water coloring another try. There are so many talented artists out there who can make theirs look so good. I'm not one of them but I do want to learn and I love the water colored look.

Once everything was dry, I added a doily to the back of the bookmark. Another look I've been loving is string under a focal point so I added some under the daffodil. I gave my bookmark a Melissa Phillips "junk bow" (LOVE!) and added some yellow candy dots from Queen & Co. Everything is mounted onto a Kraft cardstock base.
Since this card has lots of texture, I'm also adding it to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge,
the tropical colors make it perfect for the Simon Says Monday Challenge,
and the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

16 comments:

  1. I probably pop in without leaving comments! I do love your art and thank you for sharing.I especially love this card! Thanks.

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  2. Beautiful card Birgit and I love your water coloring on this daffodil! I like your hearts in the background with the glossy accents too...I've never tried to use it like embossing paste, but I may have to give that a try! Thank you for sending a bright and cheery card our way...I needed it today with all this cold and cloudiness!

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  3. Very sweet! Love the spring feeling I get from looking at this happy card. :)

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  4. Beautiful! Wonderful idea of using glossy accents!

    Precious Hugs
    OmaGloria

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  5. Can't believe this is glossy accents. Wonderful! And looks like you've mastered the watercoloring. Beautiful!

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  6. beautiful card. i love the choice of colors. it's spring

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  7. This is beautiful Birgit! Love the way you used the glossy accents and your watercolored daffodil. I struggle with watercoloring, you did a great job.

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  8. Great card and love the hearts! A great way to use a doily too:)

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  9. Your water colored daffodil turned out beautiful! I love the idea of using the Glossy Accents with the stencil, wonderful card!

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  10. Oh my gosh this is beautiful! I love that bookmark too and what a smart idea to use the clear paste on the colored card stock.

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  11. Stunning card, the colours are so fresh.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn

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  12. Love this - that's a great idea to use the Glossy Accents, well done.x

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  13. Love the bookmark, I have yet to use mine. The glossy accents worked great too!!

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  14. What a fun card!! Love the colors and the sweet bow is perfect!!

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  15. What a lovely thought you shared with your card and lovely card! Sweet daffodil layered over the doily. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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