Sending Birthday Wishes

Hi friends! Happy Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a good week and have something fun planned for this weekend! I won a challenge over at Creative Artiste Challenge Blog back in April and was invited to guest for an upcoming challenge, so here I am! I created a pretty birthday card for Challenge #88 – Anything Mixed Media Goes featuring Ranger speckled egg distress ink on a masked panel with water droplets, stamping and paint splatters as the main course with added die cuts, rub-ons and gemstones!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis 110# White cardstock along with a layering panel cut from CutCardStock Basis 80# White cardstock. I taped the panel to my epicurean board and masked a rectangle with blue masking tape. Using a blending brush, I applied Ranger speckled egg distress ink, going just a tad heavier around the outside edges. I dropped water from my Tim Holtz distress sprayer onto my fingers and flicked it over the inked panel, rolled a roll of paper towels across the panel to dry the water droplets, and then hit it very briefly with my heat tool.

I carefully removed the blue masking tape from the sides and top of the panel (leaving the bottom tape on the panel), took it off the epicurean board and put it in the MISTI. I stamped the floral silhouette image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and gave it a minute to dry. I put the panel back on the epicurean board and re-taped the sides and top with blue masking tape. I laid flower and stem die cuts (using the Stampin’ Up Sending die set) over stamped image and splattered white acrylic paint mixed with a tiny bit of water over the panel with a brush. I hit the panel once more very briefly with my heat tool, trimmed it, and adhered it to the card base.

Using the same die set, I die cut the sentiment three times from CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Eclipse cardstock, adhered them on top of one another, and then to the top of the panel. I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Sending Smiles stamp set, cut it with a coordinating die from the same die set, and adhered it beneath the die cut portion of the sentiment. I applied some black text from a 49 and Market Curators Botanical Rub-On and a few iridescent gemstones which completed the card front.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Basis 80# White cardstock and embellished it with strips cut from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock and a scrap of Basis 80# White cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on Aquamarine cardstock.

And one more peek… this was such a fun card to create! Silhouette stamping looks so elegant on an inked panel, and the water droplets and paint splatters give it that extra ‘umph’ along with the die cuts, rub-ons and gemstones. Mixed media seems to get more fun all the time! I LOVE how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# White, Basis 80# White, Royal Sundance Linen Eclipse, and Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sending Smiles stamp set
Ink: Ranger speckled egg distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Sending die set
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, epicurean board, blending brush, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Milwaukee heat tool, Liquitex white acrylic paint, Bearly Art precision craft glue, retractable Tape Runner, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, 49 and Market Curators Botanical Rub-Ons, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up a mixed media project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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