Altenew, Handmade Happiness Hop

Blended Metallic Birthday Card: CASE the Fellow Creator Handmade Happiness Hop

Hi and welcome!

Over at the Handmade Happiness FB group, we have a wonderful hop called CASE THE FELLOW CREATOR organized by Courtney Kreeber, an amazing cardmaker. For this hop, I will be CASE-ing Danielle Brown. She has a wonderful blog called Parenting and Papercrafting. She is a talented papercrafter – her style is clean and simple, something I often struggle with. So I decided I just had to CASE her and challenge myself in the process!

It was difficult to choose a card as she has so many beautiful ones. But in the end I decided to CASE this one because, aside from it being a lovely card, it’s also 1) a card that she made and posted that happened to fall on my birthday! and 2) I love the color gradiation of yellow to red.

Here is her card, I will also link to her blog project here:

This is my version of her card. Instead of using Distress Oxides to blend, I used Metallic Watercolor paints using the same gradiation from yellow to red but in reverse horizontal order.

I took a regular thick black cardstock (I do not have black watercolor paper) and taped it down on my work surface using painters tape leaving a 3/4 inch margin on all sides.

I picked four colors from the Altenew Metallic Watercolor palette that had the shades of yellow to red. I took a dropper and filled each paint well with around three drops of water. This is the most effective to activate the paints.

Then with a wide watercolor brush, I filled up the tip pf my brush with the pigment and applied it on the lower part of the paper in a side to side swiping motion. I did the same with the rest of the colors. I did not over saturate my brush with water because I am not using watercolor paper, instead I just used what water I filled in the wells.

Then, I took my Misti stamping tool and stamped the flowers from the Altenew Wonderland stamp set onto the panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink as I wanted the stamped impression to be as solid black as possible.

I noticed that it did not stamp as solid as I had wanted so I took some Brutus Monroe Raven Ultra Fine Embossing powder and heat embossed the image.

I also stamped and heat embossed a very simple Happy Birthday sentiment from the Birthday Builder stamp set also from Altenew.

I was so tempted to bling it up – you know because I struggle with clean and simple cards, but decided not to in the end.

Hop on over to Danielle’s blog and check it out! She will be CASE-ing another wonderful creator and you wouldn’t want to miss it!

Karen Page is casing me in this hop, check out her wonderful creation!

‘Til next time!



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15 thoughts on “Blended Metallic Birthday Card: CASE the Fellow Creator Handmade Happiness Hop”

  1. Anna, I also meant to tell you that if you ever want to collaborate to do something similar to just let me know! I really enjoy challenging myself and love when I get to see someone else’s results, like a reward. We could do another CASE or find a stamp set we both own and see what we can both make with it. I’m open to other ideas too!

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      1. I leave tomorrow to go out of town, but I will message you soon and we’ll plan something!!! Glad you liked the idea! If you want, we can through it out to the group but I know how big some of these hops get and I also like the idea of collabs!!!


  2. OMG! First, thank you very much for CASEing my project. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I really LOVE it! Also, I updated my post to link to you too. Great job! 🙂


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