Friday, July 15, 2016

Tie-Dye Effect - Happy Birthday

Hi, Friends....

I've had guests and then my granddaughter here most of the week, so I didn't get to craft as much as I hoped....but I did get this card made tonight.  So here I am with another quick post (or attempt at a quick post!)  I was inspired by the Mark's Finest Papers Challenge this week where they ask us to use their wonderful tutorial to make a Tie-Dye background.

I used my favorite bright summery colors of Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, and Candied Apple for my background. My sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers - North American Woods stamp set and the flower is from Mark's Finest Papers - Works of Art stamp set. I stamped them both with Versafine Ink in Olympia Green.

I thought my card needed a bit of texture, so I added just a touch of ivory lace ribbon.  Do you think it looks too vintage for the image and sentiment font?  I kind of like the contrast of the more modern flower, the tie-dye, and the old-fashioned lace style together.  Maybe I am just weird!  :)

Okay, that is all for tonight.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  Thank you for stopping by!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Stamps Challenge #28 - Use their Tie-Die tutorial
2.  Countryview Challenges - July Challenge - Have Fun with Circles
(My sponged tie-dye background was made with a series of circles and my flower is a circle.)
3.  Southern Ridge Trading Co July Challenge - AG Summer
4.  Penny Black at All Sorts July Challenge - AG with a stamp
5.  Ribbon Girls July Challenge - AG Card
6.  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Flora and Fauna
7.  Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday - AG
8.  Crop Stop Linky Party #18 - AG Using product CS carries  (I used Distress Inks)


  1. What a pretty card. I love the colors you chose! Thanks for joining us at MFP Stamps Challenge!

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  3. Oh Janis this is such a happy color the tie die is perfect TFS MFPSS Lis DT

  4. Gorgeous. Love those brights. Thanks for your lovely wordy comments. I have araucana's as well! Snap! Hugz

  5. Fabulous card...just love your tie die effect!

  6. Yay, you made it!! Glad you were able to rev your crafty engine up enough to make this bright and cheery card! I especially like the colors you used and I'm going to have to check out that tutorial now. Looks like I may have to get some Ripe Persimmon distress ink of my own, yum! I have to admit that, when I first glanced at your blog, I thought you made the tie-dyed cat tee-shirt and I just about did back flips with excitement. Not that I would ever wear such a shirt, but I think I'd have to sneak a peek at it every morning to start out with a smile.

  7. Pretty card! Love that kitty tshirt also! :)

  8. Gorgeous card Janis, I love the background and will have to check out this tutorial! the whole effect is fabulous and I love the flower silhouette too, very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  9. This is really pretty Janis, I like the water colored background. Very nice.

  10. Wonderful technique, and great choice of colors!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  11. What a beautiful sunny card and the lace looks perfect! Thank you for joining us at Southern Ridge Trading Company! Deb xo

  12. What a wonderful bright and cheery card - great technique too. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  13. great tie die effect - beautiful colours - Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck. Hugs rachel xx

  14. Great card Janis! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge


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