Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #13 – Birthday In Marina Mist Blues

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Birthday In Marina Mist Blues

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We are so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Welcome welcome! We are back with our monthly challenge after a long summer break. Did you miss us 😉 But now we are back with tonnes of inspiration for you guys!

This week sketch was designed by our lovely Mandy and it is…anything goes. I know! A nice little warm-up for us, thank you, Mandy 🙂

I know you see more and more holidays related projects lately. But I decided to keep the warm summer days for a little bit longer. And what says ‘summer’ more than blue skies and butterflies?


This is a birthday card for sweet ‘sixteen’ who loves blue. The base of my card is Marina Mist cardstock, standard A6 size. The first panel is a piece of Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP that measure 5-5/8″x 3-7/8″. This paper is retired, however, it’s on Clearance Rack at fraction of price. I chose to use white, embossed woodgrain pattern and gently sponged Marina Mist over my piece and adhere it to the base. Next, I cut a strip of Marina Mist cardstock, 1″ wide, and stamped little roses from Number Of Years Stamp Set all over the piece and adhere it across the sponged panel.


I die-cut two circles: large one from Whisper White ( I pierced it around the edge) and smaller one again from Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP. I sponged this smaller one with Marina Mist. But this time, I’ve added lots of ink for really deep shade. I adhered smaller circle on top of the large one, off-setting it.

I stamped butterfly from Butterfly Basics on a piece of Whisper White in Marina Mist and die cut it using coordinating die. I also die cut larger, detailed butterfly from vellum, using the same die set. Next, I attached small butterfly on top of detailed one, with Silver Metallic Thread in between. I adhered them both to the circles using glue dots and attached the whole piece to the card base, off-setting it to the left.


I stamped numbers 1 and 6, from Number of Years Stamp Set, in Marina Mist of course, and die-cut it with coordinating dies (I love this set!!!). Next, I stamped banner and word ‘birthday’ inside of the banner and die-cut it. For the word ‘happy’ I had to adjust it a little bit, and with help of masking, and partial die-cutting, I was able to create matching smaller banner. I attached the numbers and banners to the card base using dimensionals.


There’s no such a thing as bling-free teenage girl card, right? So my finish touch was to add a gentle shimmer to the butterfly, circle, and numbers with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I think it’s my first card ever where I’ve used one ink pad colour only. And to be honest I really like this monochromatic look.

And what do you think? Do you like monochromatic? Please let me know in comments below.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of September RKW34AHD, to receive a gift from me.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is Mandy’s blog  go and see what she has made for you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!


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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angelina (Intatwyne Designs)
    Sep 24, 2016 @ 10:11:23

    Very nice, I love the blues and white. it really pops.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Dee, Lady Dee Crafts
    Sep 24, 2016 @ 10:49:49

    This card definitely has the WOW factor, it is beautiful. I haven’t used Marina Mist but seeing this card I have fallen in love with it. Going to play in my craft room with Marina Mist Cardstock : )

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Helen Griffin
    Sep 24, 2016 @ 11:16:28

    Beautiful card and I love this shade of blue x

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  4. Hannah McCurley
    Sep 24, 2016 @ 16:54:16

    Great project Anna! I totally need to use Marina Mist more often, so pretty
    Thanks for taking part in the challenge, and hope you take part again next month!

    Liked by 1 person


  5. lostinpaper
    Sep 24, 2016 @ 20:36:38

    In my book, teenage = extra bling lol. Your card is so beautiful, I just know it will be cherished!



  6. sallystampers
    Sep 26, 2016 @ 20:48:40

    Stunning Anna. Beautiful colours. Xx

    Liked by 1 person


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