Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ombre Happy Birthday

Yup, post #2 today.  I've made a lot of cards this week and am running into deadlines to post!  This time I'm sharing a card made for the current Seize the Birthday Challenge, where the topping is to "tie one on".  Admittedly, I rarely use ribbon anymore, although I do like adding Baker's Twine or Linen Thread periodically, so it was kind of fun to put this together.

I began by ink blending Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry on a scrap of Bristol paper, then die cut them with the Happy Birthday thinlit.  Then I thought I would be clever and do an inlay of the ombre die cut sentiment into a panel of white card stock.  Mission accomplished but I think I did everything backwards, so it was a harder process than it needed to be LOL (duly noted after I then re-reviewed a Jennifer McGuire video of the Inlay Die technique on You Tube).  :-)

After the inlay was complete I ran the panel through the Big Shot with a Wonky Rectangle die, wrapped the panel with ribbon and added it to the Melon Mambo card base.  Clear Wink of Stella was painted on the die cut sentiment and a few sequins were scattered around to complete the card.

Thanks for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  I've added a link to the challenge above, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Melon Mambo, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach, Crushed Curry
Other:  Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon, SU Metallic Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, Sweet 16 Sequins (Simon Says Stamp), Wonky Rectangle die (SSS), Happy Birthday thinlit (SU), Clear Wink of Stella

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Spectacular use of that gorgeous large sentiment, Stef! Absolutely loved it! Thank you so much for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!
xx Ashwini, STB DT