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Red, White Plus One


Hello, Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a color challenge starting and JoAnn is our wonderful hostess. She wants us to use Red, White, and One other color of our choosing on our card and or project. As you can see, I chose blue as my third choice.

Card Details: These darling Manatees are from Whimsy Stamps and were part of a set that was released for a short time to raise money after the devastation from Hurricane Ian. This is the first time I colored them up. I think they are so cute! This started out to be a one-layer card as the set didn’t come with dies, but then in the end I decided to back it with a piece of blue cardstock. The stencil is called Groovybut I think it works great as waves. The greeting is an oldie from Papertrey Ink. I had originally planned to leave the heart completely white but then I thought the manatees needed to be in the water and it was just too stark, so I came back lightly with my blending brush. I colored the Manatees with both Copics and Prisma Colored Pencils.

I am also linking up with Time Out this week as they are celebrating their 9th Birthday! Happy Birthday to them! That is a wonderful accomplishment.

Now I hope you will head on over to Seize the Birthday and check out the amazing cards by the DT and our Two Surprise Party Guests- Stephanie and Claire. This is Stephanie’s last post with us and we have totally enjoyed having her on board. Thanks, Steph for a great couple of months, you certainly were a delight to work with! Welcome, Claire, and congrats on winning our last challenge.

Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’

14 thoughts on “Red, White Plus One

  1. What a fun card, Nanc’. Those manatees are so fun, and I love the groovy waves. Thanks for a great run at Seize The Birthday! It has been so great working with you!

  2. What a sweet pair they are! This is an adorable card, Nancy!

  3. Nancy, this is so adorable. Such a fun design. Love it.

  4. Nanc’ your manatees are too too adorable! It must be so fun to live near water and use so many fun water themed stamps. I love this and think the background does look like waves too!

  5. Oh my GOSH!!! This is the mostest happiest card I ever saw. Truly, I am smiling all over my face. Great design, and those cute little manatees are perfectly colored. #Wonderful, sweet card!!!

  6. Those Manatees are so cute! Love your coloring and design of your card. The background is perfect and does look like waves.

  7. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a manatee stamp. This is just darling!!! Loving your wonderfull stenciled background too.

  8. Cute little sea critters Nancy , they look like they are having the best time! Love the wavy stencilled background too, Cathy x

  9. I enjoyed this challenge using red and white and one other color. But I must admit you got the best luck using just a little bit of red. Very creative my friend. Love your card.

  10. How adorable! This pair made me smile

  11. This is so adorable! I love the manatees and the wavy stencil. The hearts are a perfect pop of red for this challenge.

  12. How sweet are those manatees Nancy – loving those stencilled waves! Thanks so much for having me guest at STB!

  13. I love how you let your third colour dominate, Nancy! Those cute manatees look very happy in their groovy waves.

  14. How did you manage to come up with and entire scenery with just two colors?!? The manatees indeed look cute and I’m absolutely loving your card, Nancy!

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