Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Birthday dear Kerstin (A card with sea shell)

My Colleague Kerstin in my office will have birthday after my Birthday...I have at 10th of April and she has 11th of April...also I have to prepare a birthday card for her :) Using this lovely Sketch from Stamplorations

Here is my card:

How I made my card:

1. Stamped the main Image with brown ink.
2. Colored a bit with Copic marker.
3. Gave clear embossing pen on it and clear embossing powder and embossed it.
4. Sponged the Tea Dye Ink at the right area and at the top left area with Tumbled Glass and a bit Broken China, gave water and dry it.
5. Same I did with the paper, it was a white paper and sponged too with Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass and Broken China and gave water and dry it.

Hope she will love her birthday card :)

Challenges I love to join with this card:

Simon Says: Happy Birthday (sdh a.p.)

The East Wind: Use a Sentiment (sdh a.p.)

One Crazy Stamper: April Anything Goes (sdh a.p.)

Brown Sugar Challenge: Clean and Simple (I am one of the top 3 with my Cat card)

Sister Act Challenge #51: Anything Goes
(sdh a.p.)

Charisma Cardz Challenges: Anything Goes
(sdh a.p.)

My Besties  UK Challenge: Clean and Simple (sdh a.p.)

STAMPlorations April Challenge: Stamps and your Favourite Technique (I love always this stamp sets from Hero Arts and using in some of my post in my blog and I love the water colour technique too that I used in this card) thanks to Nonni to show me the link to this challenge :)

Thanks for looking and happy monday :)



Pia S said...

Such a beautiful color scheme for a beachy themed card, and I really like the effect of the image being cut into squares. The burlap is such a nice touch too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely water coloring with the beach theme going on! Thanks so much for joining in with STAMPlorations!!

ps - Thanks for stopping by my blog too :)

Nonni said...

Hi Monika, this card is stunning! I love the sea-feel and colors. This would work perfectly for our monthly challenge too:

Thanks for joining our sketch challenge at STAMPlorations!

silverpaws1000 said...

A really lovely card ... But alas no Bestie image :( which has to be included for the Besties UK challenge sorry -Carol BestiesUK DT xx

Billie A said...

Wonderful birthday card and love the burlap behind the images.
Happy Birthday to you hope your day is wonderfully blessed and filled with fun, family, love. Big ((HUGS)) from me.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, I love your inking & the stamp is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Cornelia W said...

Hi Monika, die Karte ist Dir super gut gelungen! So eine richtige Strand Szene! Und das Jute Band passt auch Klasse! Schoen, Das Du bei STAMPlorations mitmachst. Danke.

Malika said...

Really special. Love it


maria f. said...

First, sounds like congratulations are in order... Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Monika!! And second, what a great summer card. Beautiful BG you've created with your Distress Inks and I love the touch of burlap as the strip in the sketch. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations. Great to see you there. I live near Mainz BTW.

Dawn Turley said...

A very Happy Birthday Monika. And what a great card. Your friend will like it for sure.

Loz said...

Gorgeous card Monika. Happy Birthday..Hugs Loz

Marie Richardson said...

Great card
Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Charisma Cardz challenge blog.
Good Luck with the challenge
Marie (A Charisma Gal)

cm said...

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sweet Monika! I'm wishing you a day - and a year - filled with joy, celebration, gifts and most of all LOVE! Hope those "boys" in your life are spoiling and pampering you!! Your are so thoughtful to create a card for Kerstin, and what a beautiful seashell scene you've created! The background is stunning with sand/sky colours, the stamps are lovely, and the burlap piece adds an extra special touch. She will love this, as do I! You're soooo creative! Once again HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'll be thinking of you!! Hugs~c

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creative take on the sketch Monika. Love the window effect and its a great masculine creation too.
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walchowDesign said...

SELAMAT HARIJADI, Monika! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with presents!

Great card with the four panels and love the burlap on the bg!

Sheena Brooks said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome card. I saw it on a challenge blog and had to come in for a closer look.

Jackie C said...

Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie dt @ THE EAST WIND

sandie said...

This is a fabulous card Monika, the detail is awesome and I do love the texture that the burlap gives. Thanks for joining us at Stamplorations x

Stacey Schofield said...

gorgeous card - Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cards Blog Hop xx Stacey S xxx

monikaskinner said...

Love the seashore feel of your card. Beautiful blending and colouring. Great take on our sketch too. Thanks for joining the STAMPlorations' Sketch #9 challenge. Good Luck! Monika

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ahhhh this is such a stunning card! Love the take on the sketch.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Sven Henrik said...

Wow, a very beautiful card. The card remembers me to a warm day with a light breeze in the air during my holidays at the beach :)

Betty J Schaub said...

I don't have great success with panel cards. Your's is fabby!

Asha said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I missed it. Hope you had a great day. The colours on this card is just perfect for the beach look... you've nailed it, my friend!
hugs, Asha

onelayercards said...

Happy belated birthday, Monika! And I must say that I love all the colors and textures on your card! So makes me want to go to the beach! Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations! I hope you'll play with us again :o)


Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the use of the shells with the burlap background -- Great job with the sketch and the technique challenge! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations~

Debra James said...

Love all that texture on your card- fabulous. Thanks for playing along with STAMPlorations.