Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Blue Butterflies Birthday Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Blue Butterflies Birthday Card:o)

To make this card I used stamps from GORGEOUS Jane's Doodles 'Doodle Butterflies' stamp set.

How I made this card...

I stamped butterflies on a watercolor paper and loosely watercolored them with Distress Inks. After drying I fussy cut butterflies and traced edges with black marker. 

Then I stamped two same butterflies on a white cardstock paper and colored them with grey marker. I fussy cut both butterflies, this time leaving thin white border around them. I glued watercolored butterflies over grey ones. I did this because the watercolor paper I used is thin and I needed thicker images. I could use a thicker watercolor paper, but I find it more difficult to fussy cut. Also, the thicker watercolor paper is way more expensive than the thinner one, so I don't like to waste any and prefer to use it for different types of cards and not for small images. I do love fussy cutting, so this is not a problem for me at all. :o)

Next up was card assembling. I stamped a sentiment with Distress Ink Peacock Feathers on a white cardstock paper panel and ink blended a white cardstock paper stripe with the same color. After drying, I glued the stripe and the panel on a white top folded card base.

Lastly, I glued some 3-D foam squares on butterflies, glued them on card and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 101 mm x 133 m(4" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Doodle Butterflies' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Salty Ocean
    • Peacock Feathers
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker), Light Grey 68/94
  • Mitsubishi Fine Liner, black 0.2
    • UHU liquid glue
    • 3-D foam squares, 5 x 5 x 3 mm
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
    • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
    • paper towels
    • water

    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 28 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge, July 2019: Anything Goes + optional: Wings
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Rainbow Card Challenge, Challenge #7 - Blue Breezes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Yes, Virginia, July 2019 Show and Share
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Monday, July 8, 2019

    Wedding Card no. #4

    Hi everyone!!! :o)

    My 2nd post today. If you missed the first one just scroll down or follow a direct link here. :o)

    Today I want to share with you a Wedding Card I made for a couple that got married last Saturday. I made it by a request for my partner's acquaintance. I personally don't know any of them, but I do want to wish them all the best in their common life, a lot of love and understanding. :o)

    I used BEAUTIFUL Stamping Bella 'uptown couple BRETT and BRENDA get married' rubber stamp. This is my fourth take on this stamp. If you like, you can find my previous cards using this image herehere and here.

    How I made this card...

    I wrote couple's names and wedding date on my computer in MS Word (font: Palace Script) and printed it on a white cardstock paper panel. I trimmed the panel to a desirable size and stamped the image on it.

    Then I stamped another image on a watercolor paper, left it dry for couple minutes and colored the image in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. 

    I messed up a bride's hand while coloring (black color leaked on her fingers), so I stamped part of the image (the bride's hand and a bouquet of roses) on the watercolor paper and watercolored it with Distress Inks. For green parts I used Stabilo Fibre Tip Pens.

    Then I colored the image stamped on the panel, mostly in grey and just tiny parts in green.

    After coloring and drying, I fussy cut parts of images I needed, traced edges with a black Stabilo Pen and softened all parts on a soft working mat using a stylus ball. Parts curled a bit.

    Here is a photo of all parts I used to assemble the image.

    I glued all parts on their place. This gave a bit of dimension to the image. :o)

    Lastly, I glued the panel on a white top folded card base and the card was finished. I love how it turned out. :o)

    Card measurements: 101 mm x 140 mm (4" x 5 1/2")

    List of supplies:
    • Stamping Bella 'uptown couple BRETT and BRENDA get married' rubber stamp
    • white cardstock paper
    • watercolor paper 
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
      • printer
      • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
        • Mustard Seed
        • Festive Berries
        • Tumbled Glass
        • Salty Ocean
        • Blueprint Sketch
        • Tea Dye
        • Walnut Stain
        • Ground Espresso
        • Hickory Smoke
        • Black Soot
        • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pens (Markers):
          • Light Green 68/33
          • Mid Green 68/43
          • Dark Green 68/36
          • Light Grey 68/94
          • Black 68/46
        • UHU universal glue
        • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
        • bone folder
        • scissors
        • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
        • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. #0
        • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. 3/0
        • paper towels
        • water
        • soft working mat
        • stylus ball

        Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


        Paper Smooches - July 2019 Release Blog Hop

        Hi everyone!

        Did you see? Paper Smooches has a New Release Blog Hop. There is still some time left to hop to see new released products and projects from amazing Paper Smooches Design Team and their Guests. :o)

        To go directly to Paper Smooches Blog Hop post, just click on the image below, or click any link provided in this blog post. :o)

        Stop by later today. I'll be sharing a card with you. Enjoy and smile!! :o)


        Sunday, July 7, 2019

        TOP 4 and Winner (I Love Math Challenge #13)

        Hi everyone! :o)

        Thank you all for joining I Love Math Challenge #13!

        Huge apologizes for not posting this last week on Sunday, as it was planned, but I didn't manage to prepare the post on time. I wanted to do it next day, but I had a bad food situation and wasn't feeling well for couple days. Thank you all for being so patient. ♥

        We had 9 FABULOUS entries!! Željka, Valentina, Kaja, Neha and I enjoyed very much visiting your blogs and seeing your interpretation on Infinity. Wonderful ideas and amazing creations!!! :o) Ladies, you've inspired us a lot and gave us again a very difficult task to pick TOP 4 favorites. You can find all entries on main challenge post here.

        Here are our TOP 4 favorites 
        in order of entering the challenge:

        1. ionabunny #1
        Željka: 'Fabulous graphic design and the black circle in the middle reminds me of black hole in Universe.'
        Valentina: 'Her card is simple but I'm so intrigued by the colours and the die that she used. It's just perfect for infinity card. And I can't stop looking at her card.'
        Kaja: 'Love the bold effect of the die cut. It just makes you stop and look at the card for few more times.'
        Neha: 'Very unique take on theme. I love the interpretation of infinity.'
        Me: I can't stop looking at this card. Wonderful simple graphic card. Love it!!

        Željka: 'When you look at the sea and the horizon ,it seams it has no end and that is what I love with this card design. Stunning design.'
        Valentina: 'What a wonderful summer card! I wish I could sit there and watch the sunset and those magnificent waves. Perfect simple infinity card.'
        Kaja: 'Who doesn't love summer and long walks around the beach. I know I do, and this card reminds me of it. Love it! Great design.'
        Neha: 'Beautiful card and you nailed the theme.'
        Me: Amazing take on the challenge theme. Lovely scene, beautiful colors... gorgeous card!!

        3. You're a Star!! (Mugdha) #7
        Željka: 'Simple but stunning CAS card.'
        Valentina: 'Such a perfection! I love galaxies and the magical colours. Her card is just gorgeous with a simple CAS design and a perfect sentiment.'
        Kaja: 'This card is perfect! The galaxy, the layout, the colors,.. Everything goes together nicely. Gorgeous card!'
        Neha: 'So appropriate interpretation of the theme. Beautiful galaxy.'
        Me: Wonderful take on the challenge theme. Wonderful colors, gorgeous galaxy, simple design, everything combined together so well. Brilliant CAS card!! Love it!

        4. Valerija #9
        Željka: 'Fantastic background and love the gorgeous sentiment as a focal point.'
        Valentina: 'Galaxy always amaze me with the magical colours and she made a perfect watercolour infinity background with a simple and perfect sentiment.'
        Kaja: 'Another gorgeous galaxy card that makes you smile when you look at it. Love the colors used!'
        Neha: 'Love the galaxy and sentiment.'
        Me: Gorgeous galaxy and beautiful sentiment. I love that there is a word Infinity in the sentiment. Great take on the challenge theme.

        Congratulations Ladies!! Here is a TOP 4 badge for you. Feel free to download it and proudly display it on your blogs. Please read Privacy Notice below (thank you!).

        The winner of one Jane's Doodles stamp set from the TOP 4 Favorites, 
        chosen by Random.org is

        Congratulations!!! :o)

        Please contact me in a week to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com). You have to send me confirmation e-mail from the e-mail address that you provided entering the challenge. If I don't hear back from you in a week (by July 14th, 2019, 11:59 PM, CEST), another TOP 4 Favorite will be randomly picked. I will give my best to reply to your e-mail within 72 hours. If you don't get a response from me in 72 hours, please resend your e-mail.

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        • If your work was selected and featured as TOP 4 or winner in this post and you decide you want your data to be deleted, please contact me and I'll erase your data from this and challenge posts on this blog. Also, please reconsider keeping the badge that has been won in the challenge on your personal blog.
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        Thank you all for wonderful support and participation. I hope to see you in our future challenges too. :o)

        Our next challenge will start on July 21st, 2019, 10 PM, CEST (UTC +2).

        Big hugs to all!! Enjoy and smile! :o)

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