Rainbows and Chicks

Hi!!

Today I want to share a spring themed “congrats” card I made for the current Little Tangles challenge. I have bought some Neat and Tangled stamps and dies lately and I was looking forward to use them! This card features Neat and Tangled and Simon Says Stamp collaboration stamp set called “Cute Chicks”, designed by Elena Roussakis. I totally love this set. Is one of the happiest stamp sets I have seen! Plus, I love Elena’s work as a card maker and also as a designer. She designs amazing stamps!

The theme of the current Little Tangles challenge is “rainbow” and as I couldn’t decide between light and bold colors, I made two cards.

First, I masked the top of two pieces of Bristol paper with post-it note tape and blended some colors in rainbow order. The inks I used in each card are listed in the corresponding image caption.  I sprinkled some water and dried it up with a paper towel after few seconds.

Memento Tangelo and Lady Bug inks. Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress inks.

I die cut the word “congrats” using Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies. Then I stamped the big drumming chicken and the two little chicks and I colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Both cards are colored in a very similar way. After the coloring, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the front panels and glued the little pieces of the “o”, “r” and “a”. Then I put foam tape in the back side of the panels to make shaker cards. I filled the shakers with “Twinkle Lights Sparkly Shaker Selection” from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. Then, I adhered the card bases to the panels and stamped the sentiment “Hope this puts a spring in your step” on the inside of one of the cards because I plan to mail it to my friend Nora that just defended her PhD thesis.

Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, Cracked Pisachio, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress inks.

I love how these cards turned out, I think they are super happy cards.

I’m entering this project in Little Tangles Challenge #78: Rainbow

and into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #67: Think Spring!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!

Birthday card for my sister

Hola!

Today I have a birthday card I made a while ago for my sister. Besides, this is my first window shaker card!!

I die cut a star from square pieces of bristol paper, fun foam and a card base using Lawn Fawn “Puffy stars” dies. I applied Cracked Pistachio Distress ink to the front panel. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Make a wish” stamp set using VersaFine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then I applied Abandoned Coral Distress ink.

I adhered the front panel to the acetate and then the fun foam to it and filled the shaker with a mixture of Lucy’s Things “Winter mint sparkly shaker selection” and “Twinkle lights sparkly shaker selection”, and adhered the back of the shaker to another piece of acetate and to the card base.

For a final touch I adhered some sequins and confetti to the front panel and to the inside of the card.

I’m happy with this card. I think it turned out quite well to be my first shaker card.

And here is the happy birthday girl 🙂

Thanks for stoping by!

The current Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges theme is “Thinking of you” and, as I did this card thinking of my sister, I’m entering this card on both challenges.

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