November 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop - Birthday

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November Birthday Card For Mom | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This month's Kre8tors blog hop is all about birthdays. In Fact, Melissa who runs this hop's birthday IS today, so I want to wish her a good one!

I had to get my project finished early due to OnStage, which is the fall Stampin' Up! conference. Since the location is Orlando, Florida, we decided to make a journey of it. We are now camping in Florida all the way from Washington state! This is our first time ever driving across the US. It was over 4,000 miles! 

My Mom's birthday is early in November so it was a good reason to make her something for the hop. I chose a stamp set that totally reminds me of her. She likes earthy things and always had the type of flower arrangements depicted in this set. I chose the cat tail arrangement and the pitcher for the base.

This scene felt like it would be lovely on Very Vanilla cardstock which I rarely use. I have given my mom so many cards now that I have to think of changing things up for her and I don't believe I've ever given her a card made with Very Vanilla. That settled, I colored the image with the following blends:

Crumb Cake (light and dark)
Pumpkin Pie (dark)
Cherry Cobbler (dark)
Soft Sea Foam (dark)
Color Lifter

I finished it off with white gel pen highlights. I distressed the Early Espresso mat and then applied copper shimmer to the tin tile and the Very Vanilla mat.


Focal: 2 3/4" x 4"
Early Espresso Mat: 3" x 4 1/4"
Tin Tile Mat: 4" x 5 1/4"

Here is a close up of the coloring:

I hope you like my project.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop to Su and see her lovely project. Just click on the Next image below. If you get lost along the hop, you can use the blog hop list below to help guide you along.

November Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
Tracy Marie Lewis <- You Are Here
Su Mohr
Pia Gerhardt
Ilonka Schneider
Kathy Maurer
Janey Backer
Tricia Butts
Kirsteen Gill
Jan Musselman
Linda Handford
Cheryl Taylor
Anastasia Radloff
Sandra Mastello
Jackie Lawless
Laura Mackie
Annette Elias
Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!



Wha a pretty card. Your gel pen highlights were a very nice touch.

Great card! I love the white gel highlights on your coloring. They really add to the card! Great job of distressing the mat.

Thanks Kathy, doodling and distressing are my favorite techniques.

Beautiful coloring, Tracy! Wonderful details with the distressing and embossing!

Love your choice of colors ty

Love this card! Thanks for sharing

Nice autumnal birthday card!

Really lovely card, hope you had a super time at Onstage and have a lovely holiday.

Lovely card, your coloring is stunning!

Love the detail you put on the coloring with the white gel pen! It really brings the card to life! Thanks so much for joining us again! Love your projects!

I love the countrylook of your card, the colors and the beautiful coloring you did!

Beautiful Fall birthday card. Love the way you have colored the floral image. :)


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