birthday wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and May 1st! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #37 – Anything Goes + Masking! As you know, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you – and this month’s twist is masking! I created a… wait… one layer (yessss, one layer AND clean and simple!) birthday card featuring masking of a bunch of sweet feline friends wishing somebody a happy birthday!


I think this might be the second or third one layer card I’ve created in all my adult crafty life, lol – and it’s CAS – this doesn’t happen very often! I colored these little guys and gals with my Prismacolor Pencils so there would no bleeding through the cardstock. I really need practice as I’m still such a novice using colored pencils.


I stamped the ‘from all of us’ sentiment on the inside in black ink.


And one more peek… so sweet! I love it!


Sharing in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #38 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Purr stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings and Big Thanks stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils- Carmine Red, Black, Rose, Silver, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Cream, Ginger Root, Yellow Ochre, Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Yellowed Orange, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Dark Brown; MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one layer card featuring the optional twist of masking this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a straight ‘anything goes’ or the twist of masking! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

4 thoughts on “birthday wishes”

  1. Super cute kitty card! And your coloring looks great for a pencil coloring newbie!!! In my experience, paper makes a big difference. Your Stampin’ Up paper is probably too smooth to allow you to mix colors. I buy Strathmore Bristol paper (not the vellum) from big box stores for my pencil images. Its even thick enough to make card bases from. And you’ll find if you use Gamsol to blend, you won’t have to worry about the color being opaque over the stamp lines. Colored pencils have a learning curve for sure but you are doing great! Thank you for sharing this great card with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies 😁

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  2. Thanks for the tips, Karen! I have Gamsol on my shopping list and I just need to practice, practice, practice! I appreciate the kind words! ;)


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