Thursday, December 30, 2021

Happy Birthday ~ My Friend!


Hello friends!  I have a card to share playing along with a couple of blog challenges.

I started with strathmore watercolor paper, Gansai Tambi watercolors, and a large watercolor brush.  I used a few shades of blues to create the background look.  

I call this look/technique "A Little Dab Will Do Ya" as I literally picked up concentrated watercolor with a large watercolor brush and dabbed to get the look. I started with light colors first then added the darker shades. I used an artist brush with white acrylic paint to add splatters. I die cut this panel using a Waffle Flower A2 Rectangle Layers die. I added foam tape and added it to a top folding white card stock base.  

Next, I focused on the snowflakes.  I used SSS Melody Snowflake, SSS Mandala Snowflake, and Deck the Halls set and die cut using white card stock. I arranged the snowflakes onto the card. For the sentiments, I used Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp and die combo.  I used PFS Seaside ink.   I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

I am playing along with Create A Smile Challenge and  Waffle Flower Crafts Blog Challenge.  We are to use blue and white to create a Birthday card. I did not have a Waffle flower birthday sentiment, so I improvised a bit.  

Here is a list of many of the products I generally
use every time I make a card.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love this card. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Marisela Delgado said: Ooo la-la, Betty! Gorgeous color! Awesome card! Of course, you always rock anything that you make. ☺ Happy New Year, Betty! Hey, do you really read these comments? haha haha ☺ Marisela Delgado in San Antonio, Texas.

  3. I love the deep vibrant blue of your background. Fab take on the moodboard. Thank you for playing at Create a Smile Challenges.

  4. Lovely card! Thank you for playing along with the moodboard challenge at Create a Smile Stamps! Hugs, Tinne

  5. Super cute card! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Beautiful card! I love the deep blue colors you've used! Thank you for participating the Create A Smile moodboard challenge

  7. love the Card you created for the current create a smile challenge! Thank you so much for playing along and good luck! Crafty hugs, Mina

  8. The background is so beautiful! 😍 Thank you for playing along with the Create a Smile challenge ❤️


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