Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bright Birthday

Hi there!  I'm back with a second card that I made after playing around with Distress Ink blending.  This time I used a beautiful stencil from Hero Arts to create a pattern covering the entire panel cut from Bristol paper.

After using repositionable adhesive to secure the Bristol panel to my table, painter's tape was used around the edge of the stencil to keep it in place over the top of the panel.  I started blending in the center of the flower with the lightest ink, Spun Sugar, then worked my way out with Worn Lipstick and then finally Picked Raspberry.  (Love this color combination, as you can tell, since I also used it on my other ink blended card here Wildflower Thanks)   It's hard to capture with my camera, but I sprayed the panel with water mixed with Perfect Pearls and let it dry while I worked on the creating the sentiment.

For the word "Happy" I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White, layered it on a like sized piece of Stick It adhesive, then die cut it three times with the Lawn Fawn Scripty Happy.  I like using Stick It because it makes layering die cuts much, much easier.  The word "birthday" was then heat embossed on Stampin' Up Basic Black card stock, trimmed down and popped up on foam tape.  As with the Perfect Pearls spray, you can't clearly see it in the photos, but the die cut word was painted with Clear Wink of Stella for additional sparkle.  I added sequins from the Simon Says Stamp Little Princess mix, then the panel was adhered to a slightly larger piece of white card stock, then to a card base of SU Melon Mambo.

As with my last card, I'm joining the current "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp, which
I've linked below.

Thanks for visiting!


Product details
Stamps:  Tin of Cards (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Melon Mambo and Basic Black (SU), Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Versamark; Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
Other:  Hero Arts Large Flower stencil, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Clear Wink of Stella, Little Princess sequins (SSS), Tim Holtz Mini Blending Tool, Ranger Perfect Pearls, SSS Wafer Stitched Rectangle die


Bev Polen said...

Hi, Stef! I love your gorgeous card and the beautiful colors you used. I love shades of pink!! Hope all is well! Bev - Guneaux Designs

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Stef! The background you've created is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx