Cards in Envy – Birthday Party Challenge

Hello Friends!  It’s Monday morning and time for a new Cards in Envy challenge. Today we are having a PARTY!!!  A “birthday party” to be more specific. You have until Sunday, August 16th to submit your entry and as our name states, your card must fit nicely in a standard sized A2 envelope.  That means no big lumps, bumps, or large embellishments.

The first stamp that came to mind when I saw this theme was “The Whole Herd” from My Favorite Things.  I saw a great video by Jennifer McGuire who showed “dot” coloring and used this stamp set for her example.  I’ll warn you – this technique can be time consuming but the effect reminds me of a party.

I also did a lot of masking for this card.  Remember, always stamp the images you want in the front first.  So for this card I stamped the cow, the chicken and the pig, then masked those off and continued stamping. I also required a mask for the horse and haystack.  My pattern paper is from Lily Bee called, Handmade.

Birthday Herd-wm

We sure hope you’ll join the party!  We can’t wait to see your cards. Have fun!


About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on August 3, 2015, in Cards in Envy and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hi Kathy! Wow this is adorable and I am amazed at your masking abilities! Have a great day!
    Donna Nuce
    CIE Teamie


  2. Hi Kathy! I just love your card! I’ve never seen that stamp and I think I must have it! Love the dot coloring technique and appreciate your masking pointers very much! So happy to be on the Design Team with you as of today!


  3. Kathy, This is such an adorable card! You’ve absolutely mastered that masking technique, and your coloring of this little herd is so well done. 🙂


  4. Kathy, the farm animal scene you’ve created is just too cute! The pointillism coloring gives a precious softness to the scene – it looks like an illustration from a children’s book! (And yes, it’s time consuming, but the end result here on your card is well worth it!)


  5. Aww… So totally Cute! I’ve got to get that stamp set… I have a goat lover in the family 🙂


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