Monday, 13 April 2015

Hope your birthday is Unforgettable featuring Wplus9


Woah! So I kinda feel like its been forever since I blogged. My last blog post was before Easter & I mentioned that I hoped to craft a lot and try some new challenge blogs as you can tell that did not happen:(
It took me quite a lot longer to finish those wedding invitations I mentioned, then I got sick during Easter and then had some personal / family stuff come up and I just couldn't bring my self to get crafty or to blog, but I'm so happy to be feeling better and be in my craft room. I have a lot of catching up to do on all your gorgeous blogs and projects, may take me a bit but I will do it!:)
I have another card to share with you using the Unforgettable stamp set by W plus 9. Eek, still can't get over this adorable set.

So this card took a whole lot of masking. I stamped out my scene on white cardstock and every image I used on the card I also stamped on some scrap paper to be able to create masks to protect my images for when I sponge in my ink to create the backgrounds. The balloons were a little more tricky just because they over lap so I stamped 3 on my card first covered them with the mask I created and then stamped the others. I covered all my images with my masks and blended on various distress ink colors (will list below) to create my sky and ground. I then removed all my masks and colored all my images with  Copic markers. I stamped my image on some and added it to the card. As a side note I keep all the mask I create inside the stamp set to use again later.

Also I made the elephants have a night party simply because I wanted to use the stars in the set:)!

Thank you so very much for stopping by and for being patient with my non blogging recently. Your all so sweet and always appreciate your kindness!

Unforgettable stamp set by Wplus9
Broken China Distress Ink
Island Indigo ink by Stampin up
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Old Olive ink by Stampin up
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Vellum from Recollections
Black Onyx ink
Memento tuxedo ink
Clear Wink of Stella brush pen

Copics used:
C1 C3 R20 Y11 Y13 RV02 RV04 BV00 BV000 G00 G000 R32 R35 BG01 B00 V06 V12


  1. Shannon this is absolutely perfect! Wow you must be so patient! Gorgeous and thank you for sharing your Copic colours! This is such a professional looking card! So glad you are feeling better!

  2. Hi Shannon . I'm so glad you are feeling better and you had time to craft. Wow you sure came back with a wonderful card! Wow! Love the design and your coloring! I have this set too you have inspired me.

  3. Glad you're back and feeling better! Your card is absolutely adorable!! I absolutely love all of the balloons and those ellies are just too cute :)!

  4. Sorry to hear you were sick! So many things you had going on, it's hard to separate few minutes for paper crafting! I am glad you are back, and with the sweetest card! All of your elephants came out so adorably and the balloon masking it's flawless!

  5. Ooooh I'm so sorry Sannon, I was (well still I'am) sick, Don't care, 'cause you are a great cardmaking and we wait your new creations buuuuuuut mostly we hope you are O.K. Big Big Hugs and lot of Light!!!

    1. Sorry... I miss the h Shannon jijijijiji

  6. Love your card Shannon :). Sorry to hear you have been ill and i hope your feeling better.
    Kate xx

  7. What an adorable card Shannon!! Your masking is amazing! So glad you're feeling better and back to blogging and crafting again! :)

  8. Welcome back, Shannon! I have been on a break, too, since before Easter and just came back. People will think we ran off together to some fun exotic stamping retreat! We wish!! I adore your card and your expert masking! You know I saw on National Geographic just the other day that elephants ONLY party at night so your card is historically correct in every way! That's a total lie, but it sounded good, huh? Enjoy your day and being back to card making!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. This is just about the cutest card I've seen Shannon and if that's what you can do after a break, I need to go away for a while!! Love everything about it and all that stamping and cutting out was truly worth the effort. Glad you are feeling better.
    Carol x

  10. so charming, loving this design!! Hope your feeling better :) !!!! :)