Friday, May 12, 2017



The last day of the work week and I am ready for a weekend.  I have for you another birthday card and a reminder.  The Great Impressions Blog started a new challenge this past Sunday.  We are excited for the month of May.  Mother's Day is coming up in a couple of days.  It's a  month for women and so our challenge is "Feminine".  All of my cards this month for Great Impressions have flowers in them.  Nothing more feminine right!

Today's card features "Watercolor Flowers" (H255) and "Swirly Happy Birthday" (E367).  This is a simple card this time.  I thought since this is called Watercolor Flowers I should do a watercolor.  First I stamped the image with Versamark and used some fine embossing powder.  Then I took some Distress Inks and stamped them on my work matt.  A spritz of water and you're ready to go.  After they were dry I cut them out.  I took a plane white paper and stamped the images again then used another DI and colored the paper.  Finally I glued the images down on the paper where I stamped the images.  Some butterfly brads and a Swirly Happy Birthday stamp and all that's left is to put it on a base card and you're done.  Easy peasy!

I do hope to see you in the Great Impressions Blog May Challenge.  Here is a look at what you can win.

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Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Stamps - Watercolor Flowers (H255) and Happy Birthday (E367) by Great Impressions
Coloring Medium - Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Dusty Concord from Tim Holtz
Papers - Core 'dinations and generic
Butterflies - Eyelet Outlet & Brads

Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #147 - Flowers and butterflies
Ooh La La Creations #228 - Something beginning with "B"
Mod Squad - Lets color
Word Art Wednesday #282-283 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers
Aud Sentiments #179 - Flowers + sentiment
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day
Card Mania #92 - Life is colorful
Country View May - Flower power
CAS Watercolour May - Flowers
Cards und More - Cards for women
Crafty Addict May - ATG/add a sentiment


Jennifer Bradley said...

Fabulous watercolour card, love the flowers. thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Robin!! The flowers are gorgeous!! I love the colors!! The butterflies fluttering about are fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Barbara said...

Lovely wate3rcolored flowers, a breath of spring. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at the Mod Squad. Good luck and hope to see you again.
Barbara DT member

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Robin, love the flowers and butterflies! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!
~DT Sherry x

Natalie said...

Pretty card, love the watercolored flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

brenda said...

A beautifully bright and cheery card Robin, it's raining here in the UK so your card makes me think of sunny days.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Creative world said...

Fabulous card,fantastic colors and design...Thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS challenge,hope to see you again
Željka DTxx

Céline said...

so cute
thanks for playing with us at addicted to stamps

Michelle said...

Lovely flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Cards und More.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card Robin! You did an amazing job fussy cutting the beautiful flowers, and I love how you added the butterflies.
Crafty Hugs,

Ginny Maxam said...

This card is so sweet, I love your colors and coloring! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

Loll said...

Your watercoloured flowers are so cheerful, Robin. Wonderful design and lots of dimension with the second layer of flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful garden, Robin! I see the butterflies love it too! :>) Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Robin!
What a fun card. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. I hope that you will join us again soon.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful watercoloured flowers!!! Thank you for joining the May challenge of the Country View Challenges blog!

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully watercoloured flower card, Robin. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous floral card! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for the girls / Mother's Day” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…