Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop 2018

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Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I’m Sara Levin aka the artful inker.  And today, I’m helping to celebrate my friend Kelly’s birthday by participating in Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop 2018.  Whether you’re just popping in or you’re already on the tour, check out my creations and then click the “next” button to move along to the next blog and more creative inspiration.  I’ve created a You’ve Got This birthday card for Kelly.




Kelly’s Stamping Friends – Birthday Blog Hop 2018

You’ve Got This Birthday Card


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Since we’re celebrating Kelly’s birthday, I used You’ve Got This to create

a birthday card.

For my base and focal layer, I used Thick Whisper Whitie.

Then, I masked and stamped the lovely flower from You’ve Got This

and heat embossed in gold.


You've Got This Birthday card - watercolor detail - from


To watercolor the flowers, I used my Aqua Painter and ink

from my Berry Burst ink pad.

My “technique” is to paint the darker ink and as the color lightens

to move to other petals.

Doing it this way, I get lots of tonal variation.

Then, I load the brush and start again.

For the background, I swished in Old Olive and then added some

Mossy Meadow to create some depth.


You've Got This Birthday card - happy detail - from


Using a piece of Vellum, I embossed the sentiment from Lovely Inside and Out.

So that the adhesive wouldn’t show, I wrapped the Vellum strip

to the back of the focal layer.

To cut the Gold Foil, I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits.


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my You’ve Got This birthday card!


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  • Reply
    May 26, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    Lovely card Sara, the pretty colours look fabulous with the gold x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 27, 2018 at 3:51 am

      Thank you Angela! Isn’t it wonderful the way color reacts to watercoloring!

  • Reply
    May 23, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Lovely. The gold embossing set off you water colouring perfectly. I don’t buy many flower stamps but this is one that owned and like. Sadly it is retiring as well as my favourtie stamp set.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 23, 2018 at 6:51 am

      Thanks Cathy! It’s great that there are always so many styles and designs to choose from in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

  • Reply
    Jo Weedon
    May 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    You have certainly ‘got this’ card, just perfect!! I love how you have joined all the various parts with the gold elements, stunning!!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 22, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks Jo! The gold was definitely my main squeeze on this card 😉

  • Reply
    Sharon Dalton
    May 21, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Ohhh that is just STUNNING… I love this stamp set too, going to be very sad to say goodbye.
    Cheers Shaz

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 21, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks! Shaz. This will have been my fond farewell creation. Not long now until I can start loving on some new flowers!!

  • Reply
    Kelly Kent
    May 21, 2018 at 6:03 am

    So elegant Sara – I love how you’ve stamped a trio of those gorgeous flowers! Thanks for sharing in my birthday celebrations! Kelly x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 21, 2018 at 6:26 am

      Thanks Kelly! I’m going to miss this flower when it retires in just a few days.

  • Reply
    May 20, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Such a pretty card! I need to do more gold embossing! 🙂

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Richelle! You can’t go wrong with embossing.

  • Reply
    Julia Quinn
    May 17, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I love the greeting and the gold embossing and the foil happy – this is such a great contrast to the quieter watercolouring. Just gorgeous.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 17, 2018 at 10:24 am

      Thank you Julia! It’s fun to mix and match the visual textures.

  • Reply
    Jackie Aitken
    May 16, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Simply Stunning, Sara x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 17, 2018 at 9:42 am

      Thank you Jackie! Lovely of you to stop by.

  • Reply
    Nicole Wilson
    May 16, 2018 at 8:40 am

    ohhh Sara very very pretty card love the gold embossing and the watercolour is like a painting!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 16, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thank you Nicole! Isn’t it great how artistic stamps can make us look!?!

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    Mandy Depiazzi
    May 16, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Gorgeous card! I love the gold embossing. Thanks for your inspiration. Mandy x

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 16, 2018 at 7:36 am

      Thanks Mandy! Embossing makes everything better 🙂

  • Reply
    PattI Farrell
    May 15, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Your card is gorgeous, Sara.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      May 15, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Patti! I love this flower…

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