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Monday, May 11, 2020

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Monday morning peeps,

While I'm waiting for a work conference call to begin in about 30 minutes, I have time to post my card for this week's Paper Players Challenge. Claire is our hostess with a very pretty color challenge this week. Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo.

I don't think that I've inked up this birthday set by SU but only once, and since I have several friends having birthday's later this month, it seemed like a good idea for making my card.

The cake image is stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink on water color paper. I used the old way to water color, an aqua painter and squishing the ink pads to get color in the lids. Pretty simple. After the watercoloring was finished, I cut the image out using the set die.

For the background, I used blending brushes with the three challenge inks on Whisper White card stock. Once the ink was dry, I put the panel into my large Misti and inked the SSS Modern Rose Blooms background stamp with the same ink pads so that the image is stamped with the same color as the ink blending.

This is matted with Basic Black card stock and glued to a Pool Party card base. A few pool, green and pink gems are used for embellishments.

On the inside of the card I used the other sentiment stamp and more of the set dies.

Have a nice Monday all, and thanks for stopping in,

Stamps: SU Happy Birthday To You set and SSS Modern Rose Blooms background stamp
Paper: SU Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White card stock and water color paper
Ink: Gina K amalgam black, SU Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo ink pads
Other: Misty, Gemini Jr, TE blending brushes, aqua painter, SU corresponding set dies, rhinestone gems


  1. Colleen, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I love the background you created. It is the perfect way to showcase these colors! Your watercolored cake is so pretty! SO many birthday's in June! I know whoever receives this beautiful will love it! Thank you for joining my color challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Colleen your background is stunning - it shows off your birthday cake a treat. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!


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