Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy Day Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #137)

Hi everyone! :o)

Today a new challenge started at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

The theme for this fortnight is #137, Balloons

This time our lucky winner will win a digital stamp of winner's choice from Wee Stamps.

For this challenge I made this Happy Day Card. I'm very satisfied how it turned out. :o)

For this card I used Create a Smile 'Uplifting' Stamp Set.

I cut out a panel from a white watercolor paper and heat embossed white clouds on it. I did some masking too.

After heat embossing, I colored the panel, blending it with blue shades of Distress Inks. When I was satisfied with the color of the sky, I splattered water on it. I love love love how Distress Inks react with water! :o)

Next up was an image. It's paper pieced and it has two layers. Some call it faux paper piecing. I stamped one hot air balloon directly on the panel and one on the watercolor paper. Then I colored the image stamped on the watercolor paper, again, blending it with Distress Inks. Of course I had to splatter the image with water. :o)

After drying, I fussy cut the image, colored edges with black pen and glued them on the panel, over the stamped image. Then I colored that tiny sand bags on the hot air balloon with green pen.

At the end, I stamped sentiment on the panel, glued panel on a white cardstock base and embellished card with enamel stickers. :o)

Card dimensions are 101 mm x 132 mm (4" x 5 1/4").

List of supplies: 

  • Create a Smile 'Uplifting' Stamp Set
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Carved Pumpkin
    • Candied Apple
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Faded Jeans
  • Stabilo Pens (Markers) 68:
    • Green 36
    • Black 46
  • Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' Enamel Stickers
  • strong double sided adhesive tape
  • Sakura Quickie Glue Pinpoint Roller
  • MS scoring board
  • trimmer
  • scissors 
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
  • polymer stamp handle (38 mm x 38 mm)
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Tim Holtz Blending Tool
  • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. #2
  • paper towels
  • water 

I hope you liked my today's project. Hop over to the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous projects my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)

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

1) Beccy's Place, February Challenge
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

2) Crafting By Designs, February Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Create a Smile February projects
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Little Miss Muffet Challenges, Challenge #131 - Anything Goes

5) Simon Says Stamp, Work it Wednesday January 2016: Something New
New item: Create a Smile 'Uplifting' Stamp Set
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

6) That Craft Place Challenge Blog, 14th of February, Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

I'm also linking my card to a super fun and very inspiring 30 Day Coloring Challenge of Kathy Racoosin at the Daily Marker. This is my 1st entry (colored on day 12 of the challenge).

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I have another card to share with you. Enjoy and smile! :o)

Crafty Milka 


  1. You are so talented at making these CAS style cards Milka, I especially love the way you make your backgrounds, and this one if fabulous! I love the water colouring and the way you've spattered the image with water after colouring it. The hot air balloon image and the simple sentiment are fantastic. Great job!

  2. Wonderful cards, love the colours you have used. Perfect

  3. Die Karte ist super schön.
    Liebe Grüsse, Nicole

  4. Oh, I accidentally wrote in German... I don't now if you understand. So here is what I said in english :-) This card ist beautiful! Nicole

  5. Predivno, predivno, predivno! Milka, ne mogu oči odvojit, kojiko mepogled na ovu tvoju čestitku osvježava, razvedrava. :) Stvarno mi je super...

  6. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X



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