Hello … bonjour! Hope your week’s been wonderful so far! Today marks the start of another fabulous challenge at Time Out … this time our theme is Celebrations with the Optional Technique Twist of Die Cutting /Fussy Cutting. Here’s what I came up with …
These delicate blooms are from the Truth Is set from CAS-ual Fridays … there are two flowers on the one stamp … I did some masking to add a third … and heat embossed them in white. I used my Zigs and a refilled Wink of Stella pen for the floral watercolouring and for the blue colour wash in the background. The sentiment is from SSS … the secondary one was stamped first and the ‘wishing’ was cut into it and the flower stems. I stacked the word onto apple green craft foam, pieced it back into the watercolour panel and added a scattering of SSS sequins, before adhering the finished panel flat onto my card front.
So … will you join in with us? There are so many options with this Celebrations theme … and we’d love it if you joined us in the gallery! This fortnight we’re sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps … not only did the very generous Michele provide the DT with lovely goodies to play with (thanks so much, Michele!) … she’s also giving away a US$25 gift voucher to a randomly drawn participant who uses the Die Cutting/Fussy Cutting twist! All the details are over at the Time Out blog, along with heaps of fabulous inspiration from our amazing DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Elizabeth Stewart from Paper Sweetness.
I’m linking my blooms up with …
MFT Colour Challenge – Primitive White, Sour Apple, Daffodil, Berrylicious
AAA Cards – Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday – Make It Girlie
SSS Work It Wednesday – Pastels
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Beautiful design and great use of Zig pens! Your sentiment really pops too. xxx
Love how you layered the die cuts…and the touch of coloring is fabulous!
I adore these C.F. blooms, Anita, how you’ve brought them to life, and planted them in green fun foam wishes! I’m having a total failure to craft for the last week – but Bobby is coming for a play day tomorrow – she’ll give me a boost! Hmmm wonder if she has any C.F. goodies? xxoo
Wow, Anita, this card is so beautiful and delicate! Lovely colouring & LO.
Wow Anita, you did a fabulous job masking and adding another flower to the bunch! I love this pretty flower and love the way you have watercolored it. Love the way you cut the “wishing” into the card and sentiment-so cool looking and makes the card even more special. Hugs, Brenda
gorgeous clean and simple design, anita!!
Your yellow flowers pop off your beautifully washed background, Anita. The ‘wishing’ cut into the stems and sentiment looks fantastic. I think I need to invest in some more fun foam.
A calm card, does that make sense? It is just a lovely card with nice designs.
very pretty, love the soft blue background. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!
I love your yellow blooms that remind me that spring is here! Your word die detail is wonderful! Beautiful card, Anita!
Oh, how I love these pretty blooms, and how you colored them in pastels, Anita! Love the dimension on your sentiment, too…Stunning card!
what a beauty Anita, great to see you use CF stamps and so creative to add a third bloom. Your water colouring is beautifully subtle x
See what an enabler you are…now I’m wondering why I don’t have this stamp set. The card is so delicate and sweet. Inlaying that die on green craft foam is a stroke of genius…really makes it pop. Just gorgeous, as a whole. Need to put my big girl shoes on and come up with something, but I can guarantee, it won’t be as pretty as your card.
Beautiful colouring Anita, simply awesome die cut sentiment and a wonderfully feminine card. Love it and thanks for sharing at AAA Cards this week. Sarah x
So pretty Anita. Love the bright yellow and blue against the white embossing. The colour foam just adds a bit of colour under the raised sentiment … awesome! xx
Beautiful bouquet, I love the design of these flowers, and cool idea to mask & have 3 of them in the arrangement. Wonderful watercoloring in the yellow blossoms with the soft blue shadows. Just so pretty with the white embossing, and I’m loving the way you did the sentiment. It really stands out so nicely. Very brilliant way to do the inlay treatment …TFS & Hugs
That light blue outline makes those flowers shine! Just gorgeous! This is my favorite CASual Friday stamp set!
What a great idea to add the third flower to make this a balanced beauty, Anita! And die cutting the Wishing through the sediment takes this to another awesome level! Mwah! Love it!! MYMA!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo
Love the flowers and especially the beautiful blue that gives so much depth! That you took the courage to diecut through the text is so great; it’s so original! Enjoy the weekend!
Your flowers are so beautiful in the soft yellow with the subtle blue shading to really highlight them, Anita!!! The sentiment looks wonderful with the black offset of the die cut word and the cutting through the stamped portion!!!! Love the placement of your sequins!!! Such a beautiful card, my friend!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
This is so pretty! A real spring card! Love how you made the word die pop with the green fun foam and cutting it out of the rest of the sentiment! You are such a genius!
Oh my Anita, this is a stand out. Love it, and what a fabulous masking job on that third flower.
Love the gorgeous soft colours and the lovely sentiment. Wonderful card! xxx
Absolutely stunning, Anita. Love how you masked and colored those pretty blooms, and your inlaid sentiment is wonderful.
Love the soft colors–gorgeous, CAS card, Anita!
A perfect spring birthday card! Your treatment of the die cut is fabulous.
Anita I love the layered die cut and the subtle shading is so pretty!
I love how soft and delicate this is Anita! PRETTY card!!
Love how you painted/colored this and lifted up the sentiment!
This is so beautiful, Anita! I wish I could see your shimmer, because well….we all love a little (lot) of WoS! Also curious how it was to piece foam back into the diecut card… Wonderful!
Hi sweet Anita! Awww this is so pretty and the shading around the stamped image is perfect! Love the way you added the word die! Hugs
What a lovely card. I like the softness of the colors that you used. The shading in the blue around the flower is perfection!!
Another beautiful card Anita! The way you added a little bit of blue to make the flowers pop is amazing – it makes them look almost ethereal – love! Jill
So soft and pretty Anita – I’d never think of putting those colours together. Those CAS-ual Friday blooms are just stunning embossed in the white and coloured.
So pretty! Love the watercoloured flowers and the inlaid sentiment. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Make it Girlie challenge
What a gorgeous card Anita!
Love your Zig watercoloring and great masking as well!
Bonne Journée 😉
Lovely watercolouring & gorgeous colours Anita. I like the the green under layer of the die-cut too.
Another beautiful and inspiring Cas creation. I love this delicate beauty the water coloring is superb and love how you used the craft foam to give dimension and a touch of colour to the sentiment I really must give this a go.
Your water-coloured blooms are beautifully delicate, wonderfully pretty! I see that you’re having success with your Zig markers. My set of 12 and I are still negotiating the terms of our relationship…and as you can see, things are not going well! I’m being bested by markers! Gahhhhh!
Now i’m inspired to USE this set from CFC! Gorgeous my friend!