OLW 62 Make it personal

Susan from Simplicity has designed a one layer challenge for this week which requires us to create a card with a personal touch.  Her card features a map of the USA with the states coloured in where she and her husband have lived; a very cool idea.   As it is my daughter’s birthday today and no, I did not have the card made ahead of time, I decided to make hers my challenge card.  Her favourite colour is yellow so I chose to feature yellow on her card.  For her I would usually match it with green but for a change I decided to throw some pink into the mix which, when blended, added a bit of orange.  I made the birthday greeting using a funky alphabet from Close to my Heart.  She also likes funky designs.

I masked the area first and stamped the letters in versamark before embossing in clear.  I then stamped the flowers randomly around the panel in yellow and pink.  I sponged in yellow and pink then added the rose red flowers and a bit more sponging.


Stamps:  Itty Bitty Buds(SU), Alphabet from Close to my Heart
Inks: Versamark, Summer Sun, Pretty in pink, Rose Red
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White


12 Comments on “OLW 62 Make it personal”

  1. I think this is just fabulous! I love the sponged background and the pretty flowers – your daughter will love it!!

  2. carla says:

    thats a lovely card for you daughter

  3. ND says:

    Immediately I saw this, and before I read your notes, I thought of A15. I think you got it perfectly. I am sure she will be delighted.
    Another challenge for you. How about a card featuring a map of Australia, including King Island, featuring the places you have lived.


  4. Marja says:

    Fabulous. Such a sunny colours and flowers.
    Gr. Marja

  5. stampingmynn says:

    So totally cute! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Lindsey says:

    You would never guess this was a rather last-minute card! 😛 I love the bright cheery colours. As ever, your sponging is beyond perfect!

  7. Vicky says:

    You’ve created a real party atmosphere with this funky number! Your spongin technique has made it very 3D.

    Re: the ink pad – why not just send it back and have it replaced? That’s what your demo’s there for!

  8. Vicky says:

    … sorry, I meant sponging! Vx

  9. Susan says:

    This turned out so pretty! Great combo of colors…and the masked area looks awesome!! My Card

  10. mustavcoffee says:

    Brilliant sunny card, lovely colours. Hope your Daughter has a great birthday, Gay xxx

  11. Jenny M says:

    I love the cheery colours and so perfect for a youngster too:)
    Jenny x

  12. Judy says:

    Lovely! I am sure your daughter will love it.

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