Sunday, July 23, 2017

Grid Birthday

Hello friends!  Tonight I'm sharing a card made for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. 

I decided to use blues and a gray for the colors, ink blending with Clarity brushes over a grid stencil on a 4.25 inch square white card stock panel.  After the blending was complete, I trimmed it down to a 4 inch square and adhered it to a slightly larger piece of gray card stock.

Next three layers of the word "happy" were die cut from white card stock and layered to create a nice thickness.  The word "birthday" was stamped and trimmed down, then both were layered on a circle of vellum that had been die cut with the Stitched Shape circle die.  The ink blended panel was added to the white card stock base with foam tape, then I added adhesive to the back of the vellum panel, hidden behind the sentiment so it would not show through, and adhered it to the panel.  Once that was done, the card was essentially complete, but it seemed just a little something more was needed.  I decided to pull out some retired Stampin' Up Candy Dots that I still have with my stash and added them to the card front.

So that is it!  Very simple, very clean, letting the ink blended panel be the main focus.  Thanks so much for visiting.  I've added a link above to the FMS challenge so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Smoke (Simon Says Stamp), Vellum
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Blueprint Sketch, Hickory Smoke, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean
Other:  Stitched Shapes Circle die (SU), Scripty Happy die (Lawn Fawn), Star Grid stencil (My Favorite Things), Clarity Ink Dusting brushes, Neutrals Candy Dots

1 comment:

Jen Timko said...

Your ink blending is fantastic! Love, love these colors! What a wonderful card. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!