Thursday, March 19, 2020

Stampin' Up! Someone Special Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday blog hop. You're in for a treat if you have never visited before. It's a weekly challenge and this week we have a color challenge. I can't wait to see what the other team members created. Hop along with us at the bottom of my post.
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I used the Someone Special Stamp Set to create my card. These colors were a real challenge for me! I wish I hadn't used Blackberry Bliss for my card base so I might try the colors again doing it differently.

Have you noticed I have been making birthday cards like it's going out of style? That's because it is still Time Out's 6th Birthday!

The flowers at the top are tone-on-tone as are the ones on the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss. I added three tiny Basic Pearl Jewels to the card front to give it a little pop. 

For the inside, I stamped three critters so I must enter the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #36.

Are these critters oh so cute or what?!! I used some neutrals for the colors, which I hope are allowed for the color challenge. My sentiment is stamped full strength Poppy Parade. The balloon is second and third generation Poppy Parade and the  string is Old Olive. I did a rough sponge with Blackberry Bliss to break up the stark whiteness. The corners are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch. I watercolored the grass with Old Olive. I had much more fun decorating the inside, which is unusual for me!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thank you for joining the hop. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko Sudano. Clicking on the names below will take you directly to the other team members and their projects.

Karen Finkle - you are here!
Karen Ksenzakovic

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  1. Sweet little critter! Fun layout too! :)

  2. Adorable card. Love the critters, especially the raccoon!

  3. So cute Karen :) I just got my set and I really need to ink it up

    1. Thank you, Karen. I don't know if I can stop playing with it!

  4. Awe! That little raccoon is just as sweet as can be!! Love both of these wonderful critter designs you've made here! Each so different, but equally adorable!! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  5. These are simply fabulous. Love your sweet party critters! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  6. Cute card with fun colors, great that you added finishing touches to the inside of the card too! Thank you so much for joining our 6th birthday at Time Out!


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