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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hope You Have a Great Birthday

Hi Peeps,

Spring has definitely come to the Southern California coast. It's after 6:00 pm and it's 77 degrees. Not a cloud in the sky. I hope the weather is equally as nice wherever you are.

I enjoyed the afternoon by having the door and windows wide open in my craft room while I stamped and watched baseball. My two favorite springtime activities.

I wanted more practice coloring images with colored pencils and this Lotus image from Gina K Designs is a good image to use for it. I made two cards, one which fits Laurie's CAS Birthday theme for the new Paper Players Challenge, and another using dies and layers.

The GKD stamp set has two sizes of both the lotus flower and the lily pad images. On the Clean and Simple card, I stamped the smaller images in the bottom part of a single layer card base, masking where needed. I colored the images with colored pencils, then put masks back on the images so I could do some ink blending over them. After the blended ink dried, I stamped the sentiment using the Misti.

Here is the inside of this card. The sentiment is and dragonfly are from two other GKD stamp sets.

The second  card uses the larger lotus and lily pad images. They are stamped, colored and cut out with the corresponding dies. The theme and layout are basically the same as the first card, just more layers, so less CAS. 

Here's the inside of this card.

Have a great week, and thanks for checking in!



Most all supplies are from Gina K Designs

Lovely Lotus, Beautiful Wings, Petals and Wings, Spring Tulips, Bitty Blossoms, and Wishes stamp sets, Heavy and Layering white card stock, Black Onyx, Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Blue Raspberry and Blue Denim ink pads, Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils, Gamsol and blending stumps, blending brushes, Lovely Lotus dies, Masking Magic, Misti, Gemini Jr


  1. Beautiful cards & coloring! I love how you masked the water and created such perfect shading. Great one layer designs! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

  2. Beautiful, Colleen! These lotus flowers are gorgeous, and you have colored them perfectly. CAS perfection! Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!


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