Friday, February 8, 2019

Special Twofers

Hello there!  Today I am sharing a couple of floral cards made with my latest floral purchase from Honey Bee Stamps.  The set is called Winter Anemones.  First up is a thank you card.  Darnell is hosting a special blog hop for the wonderful Di who has run Pixie's Snippets Playground for the past seven years.  When I started blogging in 2016, Di was the very firs person to send me a personal e-mail to welcome me and give me tips.  I was overwhelmed and if it weren't for her, I don't know if I'd still be here.  Thank you so much, Di!  Here's the card I made for her.

Took a stitched panel die cut from X-press It cardstock from my stash and stamped the largest image in the upper right corner with Copic friendly black ink.  Masked it, then sponged Daffodil Delight dye ink around it.  

Placed a grid stencil (retired) over top and added more Daffodil Delight with a Clarity Brush through the stencil.  Removed the mask and coloured the image with Copics.  Thanks (a freebie included with one of my Winnie & Walter order) was die cut from a scrap of diy black glitter paper.  I thought it would be fun to mount it at a slant off the edge.  Okay, caught me... I smeared ink on the left edge and didn't want to start all over again. 😂  Clear shimmer added to the flowers finished off the card.

My next card is a birthday card for my friend, Dorothy, whose birthday is today!  Happy birthday, Dorothy!  It was created similarly to the first one.

Stamped largest image with Copic friendly ink on the bottom of an X-press it panel, masked, then stamped the second largest image.  Masked then blended Faded Jeans distress ink around the image.  I wasn't happy at how dark it looked and liked the grid stencil, so placed the stencil over top again and sponged white pigment ink thought the stencil.

The upper part of the panel, Tumbled Glass distress ink was blended through the stencil  Removed masks and coloured in with Copics.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.   Added clear shimmer to the flowers once again to finish.

And here they are.,, similar but different.

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.


Thanks card:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #345

Birthday card:
Uniko - 7th Birthday Linky Party

Both cards:
The Flower Challenge - #29 Use your latest stamp/die
Watercooler Wednesday - #207 Helen's Feminine Anything Goes
Love to Craft - February Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - #327 Make Your Mark


Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Both your cards have turned out very beautiful !

Monika Reeck said...

Oh woooww both are stunning..the blue one is too adorable great BG

scrAPpamondo said...

Two fabulous cards, so vibrant and sweet! Great designs!

Helen Budz said...

Trini, these cards are so lovely--your designs with these anemones inspire me to add this stamp set to my wish list. tfs

Bonnie said...

Your coloring is always so beautiful, Trina! I love the angle of the first card! That was a happy accident and a fabulous fix!

Darnell said...

Two spectacular cards, Trina! Your Copic coloring is brilliant! And I loved your post tribute to our Miss Di! Thank you so much for joining in the Hop to thank her! I can't imagine Blogland without you!! Hugs, Darnell

KandA said...

Two beautful cards Trina, super colouring and fabulous designs and I love the offset image on the first card xx

Karen Brown said...

Beautiful card! I love how you brushed yellow around the flower and then continued with the stencil. Very eye-catching! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards Trina. I love how you've added the stenciling to the background of these beautiful flowers. xx

maria f. said...

Delightful. Both. That's all ;)

Mac Mable said...

Love how you used the grid on both of your beautiful cards. The stamped anemones look so pretty, with great masking and colouring. Gorgeous layouts and wonderful cards x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous cards and Stunning Copics coloring, Trina. I love your colors and how you added your grid stenciling. Viv will be touched by your Thanks card made with so much love! Your girlfriend is going to love her birthday card too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Trina - and I love that the first one is at a cheeky angle! The stencilled grids are a perfect touch behind the glorious flowers. Huge thanks for your very kind words and for joining in the 'hop'- blogland would be much less of a place without your talent!


Di xx

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Kath Ricks said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Gail said...

Two gorgeous cards! Your colouring is awesome. And a great tip for dealing with an oops! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Greta said...

Wow--these are both just stunning! The backgrounds are just wonderful!

Christine Alexander said...

Don't know how I missed these when you posted them Trina, absolutely stunning. I love all your colouring and blending :)

Viv said...

Such beautiful cards here Trina! love how you coloured your gorgeous flowers too. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' Viv DT xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely colouring!
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Rachel Vass said...

These are both absolutely stunning. Love the grid stencil background, wish it wasn’t retired! and your colour choices. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Flower Challenge.
Rachel DT