Monday, October 20, 2014

STAMPlorations sketch #22 (ATCAS, Seize the Birthday, CASOS)

Welcome to a new sketch over at STAMPlorations. This is what she looks like. Harmless, right?


Leslie, of The Crooked Stamper (great blog name, eh?) is guest designing with us this time around and she has a really fun design over on the blog. As do my teamies. Have a looksee.

Here's my card. Make that "cardS".


So ever since my family's "161" party back in September, I've had combo birthdays on the brain. Saturday we were invited to a party for a couple, both of whom turned 50 this year. Thus my "celebrate 100" card.


And, well, my folks have birthdays within two weeks of each other and are sharing a present this year (we're sending them to see Michael Grimm who won America's Got Talent back in 2010 - sure hope they enjoy it. Tangent.) So they're sharing a card too.  Celebrating 173. Those are the words "one, seven, three" stamped on the BG of this one. Blows my mind that the four of us plus Ellie plus our anniversary added up to "161", and the they are celebrating "173" with birthdays alone!

Had some fun with heat embossing and watercoloring on these cards. Used a line stamp, curved and stamped twice to create a stem for the beautiful daisy from Bloom Sketches.

Nice sketch. Easy sketch. Give it a go. Don't forget, there are prizes to be had ;) And there's a never-ending Anything Goes challenge too if you use STAMPlorations stamps!

I'm hooking up at:

ATCAS - #50 Vellum (I would be lost without vellum - love the stuff)

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes


CAS on Sunday - #44 Emboss it





23 comments:

  1. Fabulous embossing - from the white flowers to the golden yellow sentiment!

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  2. Love that white embossed daisy! The second card is my fave - 'cause the sentiment stands out more in white.

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  3. These are so bright and cheerful, and I love the age backgrounds!

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  4. These are so beautiful, Maria! I love the soft colors and the vellum, so light an airy! Lovely!

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  5. You are SO funny! I do love the 100 card - and can see all sorts of combinations now that you've pointed this out! Hilarious!
    The flower is beautiful - nice work!!

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  6. These are both gorgeous :) Love how u did the BGs, I would have never thought of combining numbers with the flower as focal but it looks amazing

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  7. This card is brilliant! Very clever design! xx

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  8. Two fabulous card Maria! LOVE that bloom ... perfect for watercolouring! And awesome background designs using your added numbers! Loll xx

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  9. Two very beautiful and soft looking cards. The flowers are awesome, I still have to ink up mine... love the number numbers bg, and also the word numbers :).

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  10. Beautiful card and very original. I love the softness of the colors.

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  11. Well, these are true "Maria" cards -- infused with your funky, chic style. Wouldda been able to tell they're your creations even without the watermark 'cause it has your distinctive style. You always come up with the most hip and trendy looking cards! Happy birthday to your parents!

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  12. Maria, awesome cards, beautiful flower and what a way to celebrate! Love your numbers! thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  13. Two really gorgeous cards, Maria! I love the subtle background and your blooms are really stunning! Love how you added vellum sentiment strips, too!

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  14. Wow such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday

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  15. I'm sure they'll appreciate this lovely card. It's so bright and cheerful, which can be a hard feat to accomplish with colors that lean to the pastel side. Great work!

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  16. Beautifully embossed card! Love the use of the vellum. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS too! xx

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  17. Im glad to hear you love vellum for a minute I thought it was just me ! What a clever idea about combining birthdays how inspirational as are your cards, I love the stamping and the great use of the vellum, the colours are just perfect . Thanks so much for joining us once again at ATCAS and good luck.

    Marie

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  18. Hi Maria. Love the soft watercolouring with the white embossing, simply stunning! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

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