Thursday, March 31, 2016

Guest Designing

Hi guys!

I have the pleasure of guest designing for Paru and her challenge blog this month! Thank you, Paru, for inviting me!



The theme for April is "Anything Goes" so I'm sure many of you will guess that I used flowers for my card - I couldn't resist!


I love this floral set, created by Dawn from WPlus9! I had fun with the shadow technique, using white pigment ink to stamp the images, then stamping again, a bit offset this time, with bright colored inks. The effect is always so pretty! This technique works best on a Kraft or soft gray cardstock. I used Simon Says Stamp's Fog Cardstock and that fabulous sentiment is also from WPlus9 called, Hand Lettered Thanks.

Paru also asked me to create a tag. With tags, my thought always goes to birthday gift tags so that's what I made.



I thought a shaker tag would be fun! I used the, Lots of Dots stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It's the perfect set for creating fun, festive backgrounds! For the shaker portion, I used the Stitched Circle die set, also from SSS. 

So, pop on by Paru's Card Making Challenge blog for more details and to check out all the fun! I hope you'll join me in her challenge this month!

http://paruscardmakingchallenges.blogspot.com/2016/04/april-challenge.html


Thanks for stopping by! ♥
 

18 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations and beautiful designs Barb! I have been a bad blogger lately, I think I have been leaning on IG to connect with my friends, maybe too much!

Martha said...

Barb, what a beautiful flower card. I love the pretty colors and the shadow technique. Your shaker-tag is darling and fun.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous card and tag, Barb! Congrats on being a guest designer!

Nora N. said...

Congratulations on your guest design gig. Your card is so pretty!! I LOVE the fun shaker tag you created. So fun!!

Brenda said...

These are gorgeous Barb and thanks for the link to Paru's challenge blog, I didn't realise she had ventured into that.

Love that shadow stamping with the white, very striking. I will have to give it a try!

I Card Everyone said...

LIke we don't love every 'blooming' card you make?! Barb, this is so pretty! congratulations on the guest position - they know how to pick 'em! a shaker tag!!!
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Cat Craig said...

Congrats on the Guest Designing, love the flower cards.

Cindy C. said...

Congrats on your GD assignment! Your flower card is really soft and pretty, I enjoy seeing it!

Leni said...

Beautiful cards! love how you used the watercolored anemones! I am a fan of this stampset! I definately have to try your offset stamping with white and another color , wich is great!

Dawn Turley said...

Congrats on your GD for this challenge. I too, had not heard of it before, so off to check it out. Always good to find a new challenge! Your card and tag are awesome Barb.

Lynn said...

Love how fun and whimsical the second card and how classic and elegant the first one is Barb. Congrats on the guest design team spot!

TK said...

Beautiful shadow stamping! And a shaker too... cute!

Virginia Lu said...

Congratulations on your guest design! I love that you created a CARD and a TAG!! Both are awesome! Hope you are enjoying Spring!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Barb! Well deserved! Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love how you used the Shadow Technique on the flowers and leaves, and your sentiment is so pretty! Your shaker tag is so fun! The dots are fabulous, and I love how you stamped your sentiment in the aperture!
Off to check out Paru's blog :)

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Barb! Beautiful card with the shadow stamping. Need to get into this technique again!

Paru Mahtani said...

Just lovely!! Thank You Barb for Guest designing for me!!! I am truly honoured!

Donna B. said...

These are gorgeous Barb!! Congrats on being their Guest Designer you so deserve it.

Greta said...

Congrats, Barb! I don't think I've ever done the technique for your card & I just love it! Thanks for the inspiration! The shaker tag is darling!