18 August 2015

Happy Birthday Christine!

Hello there, today I am taking part in a blog hop to celebrate Christine's Birthday. Christine is the owner of Create A Smile Stamps and is an amazing designer and card maker. She is also a lovely person too! The design teams were kindly contacted by fellow teamie Anni, to ask if we would like to celebrate Christine's birthday, so of course I said yes. The idea of the hop is to CASE one of Christine's cards and make a new birthday card for her. Here is what I did:
 

I started off by stamping the images from the Botanical Love stamp set with Versamark ink on to some TH Watercolor Cardstock. I then applied WOW! Bright White embossing powder to these and heat set. The images were coloured using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, water and a paint brush.
 
 
Once dried, the panel was added to a white A2 card base. The sentiment, from the Make A Wish set, was stamped with Versamark on to a piece of black cardstock and heat with the same embossing powder. This was added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few enamel dots and some clear WOS to the flowers.
 

Here is Christine's original card for you to compare. I loved the design as soon as I saw it. I loved the artsy watecrcolour, the colours and the elegance of it. I especially liked the pop of black on the sentiment piece. For my card, I kept the original design because I loved it so much, however, the overall design of mine is more on the clean and simple side (which I cannot help but doing!). The colours I used were a lot brighter and I think this makes it more CAS too. I hope Christine likes it though!
 
 
 
 
 
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Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.
 


ZIG CLEAN COLOR REAL BRUSH PENS: Large Flowers: Cobalt Blue 31, Blue 30, Turquoise Green 42, Light Green 41. Small Flowers: Yellow 50, Pink 25. Orange Flower: Yellow 50, Orange 70. Leaves: Light Green 41, Pale Green 45. Outside Shadow: Light Blue 36.
 
If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Justine, the next stop on the hop is the super talented Terhi. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love this card!

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  2. Wow!! Gorgeous card!! Love the colors and the soft watercolor look!!!

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  3. Oh my, this is stunning! I LOVE the colours and bright cheery feel. I've wanted this set since the first time I saw you use it and now you've just pushed me over the edge! :) you do a marvellous job of spending my money, lol! Cheers, Dotty xx

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  4. Stunning Michelle! Fantastic colouring talent too! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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  5. Such a great card love all the flowers and the great coloring.

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  6. Oh my word , this is just FANTASTIC , so pretty bright and vibrant. I want it lol. Xx

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  7. That is so beautiful. What a lovely thing to do. That flower is so versatile. It may also have to go on my wish list! Xx

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  8. This is so beautifully coloured.. I love it.

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  9. THIS. IS. STUNNING!!! Michelle, you rocked this CASE!!!

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  10. Wow.. both cards are gorgeous!

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  11. So lovely!! So very beautiful colours Michelle!!!

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  12. Totally gorgeous Michelle. Would be hard pressed to pick a favourite between the two cards thats for sure.

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  13. What a totally beautiful card! The colors are so fabulous!
    Thank you so much that you took part in the blog hop!
    Hugs
    Anni

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  14. I absolutely LOVE your card, Michelle!! It's so beautiful!! I would love to see a video of how you colored those flowers with the Zig markers (if you ever get some free time to make a video)! :-) TFS

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  15. Great colours Michelle, I love the look of the Brush Pens with white embossing!

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  16. Gorgeous card, Michelle! Beautiful coloring with your Zig markers and a fab take on Christine's card...Love it!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful. What a fab design x

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  18. My dear Michelle,
    thank you, thank you, thank you! When I got your card in the mail (I did!) I didn't even realise it was a CASE of my card - lol! I just thought - woooow, those colors! And showed Michael and told him you make the most adorable cards ever. Yours is bright and cheerful and I actually love it more than mine, haha!
    What a fabulous thing I found you on the internet when I was looking for an amazing artist - you are! And you're such a sweet sweet person!
    Thanks for this surprise! <3

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  19. Gorgeous card Michelle....simply gorgeous.

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