Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Birthday Card #1 - Rainbow Extravaganza!


My kids used to color on our cats, too!  lol...


"The cat is above all things, a dramatist."
                                                                                     ------------Margaret Benson



Hi, Friends......

I am here with the first of five birthday cards I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday.  Their Wednesday Challenge is 6 years old and they are giving away 6 prizes this week.  Well, I forgot completely about it until Tuesday afternoon!!!  Eeeek.  I couldn't let a chance like that go by, right?  So I got a bunch of my toys out that I hadn't used before and got to work making five cards, including this totally experimental rainbow mess of UTEE and distress inks!!!  Ha.  

I hadn't made a really messy embossing powder project for a long time and I missed it.  Wow...let me tell you...this ultra thick embossing enamel is really something!!!  It's like a sloppy lake of thick glossiness all over my card!  Yum....you can't keep from touching it to feel all the texture!!!


First I daubed distress inks in a rainbow pattern.  The circles of color you see are from the round dauber sponge.  Then I misted the extra thick cardstock with water before "dry" embossing (not too dry in this case!!) with my new Darice Birthday with Dots folder.  Then I went crazy with the UTEE.  I even added some fun shaved ice glitter flakes on for fun.
(What really will be "fun" is getting all the UTEE and flakes off every surface within a 8 foot radius of my craft table where my heat gun blew them...even though I heated from below first!! I told you I missed doing a messy craft project!!! Ha!)


I had a bunch of failed procedures with the actual Happy Birthday portion of the card.  Suffice it to say that Spectrum Noirs react with UTEE in a most unexpected way....!!!!  One hour plus several different kinds of silver markers (and more embossing powders to seal over the silver markers) later ....I finally had that botch taken care of.  I really like the final result of the letters.....but don't even ask me to recall my procedure(s)......groan.......!!!

Okay....one card posted.  I figure by posting this mixed media extravaganza first, maybe most of you won't actually scroll down this far to see it!!!  Ha. On to the next.....  See you soon!!!

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this chaotic symphony of colors in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

2. Wow Embossing Powder April 2015 Challenge - Rainbow
3. Add a Little Dazzle - Dazzling Diva Challenge #70 - Mood Board
 









 


4. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A is for.....All the Colors of the Rainbow!!!
5. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #11 - April Showers - I made a mixed media rainbow  
6. Design Memory Craft April 2015 Challenge - Creativity  - I like getting creative with embossing powders! 

14 comments:

  1. Colorful and sparkly - just right for celebrating a birthday, Janis! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate our birthday at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. Ha ha...this looks like what would happen if a roll of Lifesaver candies got left out in the hot hot sun, and I mean this in the best possible way! I just want to feel the shiny texture and then LICK it!!! Super fun!!

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  3. Gorgeous rainbow piece! Thanks so much for adding it to our Mixed Media Monthly challenge!

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  4. Thank you for the inspiration I never think to use glitter flakes . I must get them out Love the shimmer on this card..............Lis

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  5. Lots of wonderful shimmer on this rainbow design! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva challenge! Hope to see you again next week, Janis!

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  6. Wonderful card! The colors of the rainbow are so pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  7. Very cool texture! i love UTT~ Thanks for joining in at DD!

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  8. Such a fun bright card :) Thanks for linking up at add a little dazzle.
    Kate xx

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  9. Great colours. Love the glassy look. Hugz

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  10. Love your textured rainbow birthday card!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  11. Beautiful! Love all of the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  12. Such a fun mixed media card! Love all the UTEE - I went crazy with UTEE on my project for May!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  13. this is great. Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with us!

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis