Naturally amazing!

Hello my friends!

Today I’m super excited! I don’t know if anyone else does that but…(when I can afford it) I buy myself a birthday present as well! And…alright my birthday is not until tomorrow…but the parcel arrived today!So I thought to start celebrating early…lol! Well…I bought this super handy MFT stamp set called ‘Washi Patterns’ that is currently on discount at ‘Dies to die for’. And I have to say I feel really good about this purchase! At first I was worried that with the stamps being small I may struggle to use them in a large area… but it is not as hard as I thought it would be. (Mind, I don’t have a stamping platform yet so I have to try and align the pattern using my stamping block). It takes a bit of practice but it is certainly doable and …I love how many different things you can do with these stamps. I’m pretty sure I’ll be using this stamp set alot! I love it when I get stamps that I can use again and again! Having said that…for today’s card I used another of my favorite stamp sets: ‘My Favorite Nut’ by Neat & Tangled. It’s so super cute!

(Disclaimer: Here I would like to add that I am not affiliated with any art store or company, I just like to let people know when there is a good offer I am aware of and also I like to share my good experience with products I buy in case someone else is thinking about buying them too.)

Quick Instructions:

To start off my card I used Hero Arts- Lime Green ink and the ‘Washi Patterns’ to create my border.I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored it using ZIG markers and Inktense pencils. I let it dry completely. Meanwhile I cut down a piece of white cardstock to the required size and adhered it on my card base. I used some blue watercolor to create a background for my image…nothing fancy…just a splash of watercolor but it helps the image pop. While this was drying I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and fussy cut it leaving a thin border around it. I adhered everything down and then stamped the rest of the sentiment directly on my card. All done! Hope you like it!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Neat and Tangled – My favorite nut stamp set
  • WPlus9 – That is all stamp set
  • My Favorite Things- Washi Patterns stamp set
  • ZIG clean color real brush: Brown, Light brown,Mustard, Gray, Light gray, Light green, Pale green
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi: No 63
  • Derwent – Inktense Pencils: Saddle brown
  • Ranger- Archival Jet Black Ink
  • Hero Arts – Lime Green
  • Versamark Ink
  • Wow! Opaque Bright White Regular embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Waterbrush
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors

With this card I entered the following competitions. If you have the time, I strongly suggest you visit these blogs. The ladies there have done an amazing job. You will get loads of inspiration and possibly some prizes if you decide to join the challenges! 🙂

Challenges:

  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Splash it On

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

  • Little Tangles: #79 Watercolor

http://littletangles.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-79-watercolor.html

  • Happy Little Stampers: April Watercolour Challenge: Anything goes optional twist Rainbow

http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/04/hls-april-watercolour-challenge.html

  • Happy Little Stampers: April CAS Challenge: Blend

http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/04/hls-april-cas-challenge.html

  • Word Art Wednesday: #278- 279 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-278-279-anything-goes.html

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge: #325 plus DT call

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-325-plus-dt.html

  • Crafty Friends: Animals or birds

http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-55-and-winners-of-challenge-54.html

  • Crafting from the heart:#155 Anything goes

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lemon Shortbread Challenge : #39 Anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-39-anything-goes.html

  • Morgan’s Art World: #7 Anything goes

http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-7-anything-goes.html

 

Thank you all for stopping by!Have a wonderful day!And if you have a few minutes, please leave me a comment!I love reading them! 🙂

Hugs

Kleri xx

 

P.S. This card was picked as one of the favorites of Happy Little Stampers for the April 2017 CAS Challenge! Thank you so very much!

http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/05/winners-april-challenges.html

22 thoughts on “Naturally amazing!”

  1. Beautiful card Kleri. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  2. Happy Birthday and why not buy yourself a present!
    I love this cute card and superb colouring. The strip of washi really finishes off your card. Thanks for joining HLS

  3. Such a sweet card and love the sentiment to go with the image. So glad you joined us at Morgan’s ArtWorld.

  4. Happy happy birthday to you! And yes- buying presents for myself whenever possible is something that I enjoy, so you’re not alone! It’s all worth it because look at this adorable card you’ve made! I really love how you brought those cute critters to life through your colors. I like the blue background area so much and think it’s stunning. Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

    1. Thank you so much for this super sweet comment,Andrea!It really made me smile wide!Looking forward to seeing you again!
      Have a wonderful day! 🙂
      Hugs
      Kleri xx

    1. Thank you for this sweet comment!:) Hope to see you again soon!Looking forward to the next Little Tangles challenge!
      Hugs
      Kleri xx

  5. You’ll think I’m stalking you with all the comments I’ve left for you over the past hour. I’m catching up on all my DT commenting as I haven’t had the internet for a few weeks and I’m so enjoying seeing all your cards. This is such a sweet card and you’ve coloured the cute little Squirrels so beautifully. Its a fab CAS design too, and the addition of the green strip is a perfect embellishment. So happy to see you at Little Tangles!

    1. I’m really happy you took the time to have a look at my creations and leave me feedback!Your comments made my day!Thank you so much,Shona!Hope to see you again in the near future! 🙂
      Hugs
      Kleri xx

  6. I am all for buying ourselves pressies on our own birthdays!! Wow you did a fantastic job with this – so well coloured and so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge! Jenny x

    1. Thank you for leaving me a comment,Jennifer!Really happy to see you here! 🙂
      Have a good day!
      Kleri xx

  7. A sweet cas card, love the design – thanks for joining in the Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge -Sarah DT – Ihttp://magentasnowflake.blogspot.co.uk

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