Monday, 1 October 2018

Birthday card with funky florals by Tim Holtz

Since there are two birthdays in the family in October, I decided to make a birthday card for the October challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is Plantastic and the lovely Rachel will be your hostess.

I covered with the mixture of DecoArt Light Buttermilk and Spa Blue a 300gsm mixed media paper. 

For the background pattern, I used Tim Holtz latest stamp set, the Craze and Planks and the Ranger Archival Watering Can ink pad.

Inked the edges with the same ink, then I toned back with diluted Light Buttermilk paint.

When it was dry, I spattered the surface with Light Buttermilk paint.

For the flowers, I used the two Sizzix Thinlits sets, the Funky Floral #1 set and the Garden Greens.

I chose two cardstocks (a light yellow and a light rose) that I fished out from the mess on my desk and inked the edges with Tattered Rose ink.

Then I adhered the leaves and flowers to the card.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits die, Funky Florals #1 by Tim Holtz (662700)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Celebrate by Tim Holtz (660215)

Stampers Anonymous, Craze and Plank by Tim Holtz (CMS344)

Idea-Ology Stickers, Big Chat by Tim Holtz

Ranger Archival ink, Watering Can

DecoArt Americana acrylic paints (Light Buttermilk, Spa Blue)

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  1. This is gorgeous Monika, such a happy card. Have a very happy October, Sue xx

  2. Hi Monika what a great floral card, a super base too. Happy October! xxx

  3. Lovely card Monika, quite CAS and delightfully feminine! xx

  4. Great card Monika. I love the colours you've chosen.

  5. Beautiful card, dear Monika! The background is brilliant!!
    Have a wonderful October!
    Evelyn xxx

  6. A beautiful card Monika - really lovely design! Hugs Rachel x

  7. Love those gentle, pretty colours of the flowers, and the woodgrain background is great.
    Alison x

  8. Really like the subdued colouring in this card, very pretty.


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