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!

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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

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  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!

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  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. 🙂

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  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!)

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  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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