Floral Birthday Card

i needed a birthday card but i wanted to step outside of my comfort zone for a bit of a surprise.

pink floral birthday card copyright linda snailzpace.com

i usually paint images for focal points but this time i cut the memory box verona bouquet from watercolour paper and sponged with distress inks. i also used distress ink for the magenta stencil background and stamped a clearly besotted sentiment.

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Beach Buddies

today’s card is a clean and simple one featuring some cute characters that were fun to paint.

summer beach scene with Clearly Besotted stamped whimsical hippos and whales copyright linda at snailzpace.com

these cuties are from the Clearly Besotted seasonal lineup clear stamp set and i painted everything with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper. the image panel is popped on foam tape to finish off this smaller card.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More #357 – Make Your Mark
Crafty Animals #30 – Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #598 Anything Goes
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday: September Challenge begins with B
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour September – Anything Goes + option: Tropical
Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday, Stamp It – No Digis

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Small Christmas Cards For Rudolph Days Challenge

it’s my turn to create a project for the August Rudolph Days Challenge, hosted by Maureen.

i was going to post each little card individually, but i think they show up well enough in the group photo.

i love using small images on tags but this time i made a set of six 3 inch cards and a box following this tutorial. these cute little images are from the Clearly Besotted ‘shake it up’ clear stamp set that i painted with twinkling H2Os on hot pressed watercolour paper and fussy cut. the pretty papers are from the Penny Black Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad Festive and Frosty and the sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder. i used a white gel pen for the snow and added glitter to each snow mound. the dots were made with a mama elephant border die.

remember you have until the end of the month to play along for a generous prize and, as always, it’s an anything goes christmas theme. i know, it’s summer and maybe it’s too early to think about holiday cards, but there are only 3 Rudolph Days Challenges before Christmas – will you be ready?

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Back To School

the previous post featured the tiny images on a bookmark but i used the larger images from the same set to create this card.

hippos going back to school card copyright linda snailzpace.com

these cute hippos from the Clearly Besotted being schooled clear stamp set were painted with daniel smith watercolours on hot press watercolour paper that i custom mixed and then fussy cut. i used the sunny studio staggered circles die and layered the piece over another white card stock piece that i sponged with mustard seed distress ink. i also sponged the left border of the white base. the sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted mini calligraphy stamp set.

i’m playing along with these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
Simon Says Wednesday Back to School
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #351 SCHOOL
As You Like It Challenge Favourite  Bird Or Beast: i love birds but i have more beast images, mostly the adorable kind that make me smile.

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