Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Fall Colors Inspired Birthday Card
Hello! I am late in posting for Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog's current challenge on Happy Birthday. Our blog challenge sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.
I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I am still inspired by the colors of a previously created card for a color challenge. This is my third card created using those colors. I just cannot get over it!
I colored the image with Copic markers, adding detail wherever I can using my pen supplies. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border around.
For the background panel, I am using an old Basic Grey patterned paper. Using a My Favorite Things Spotlight stencil, I brushed in Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink. I used a Clarity stencil brush to color in the spotlight. I inked the side spotlights on the stencil as well but I did not like the effect. I did not want to pitch the patterned paper because it is the only one I have. To save the paper and hopefully, this project, I blended Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves on the sides of the center spotlight to cover the side spotlights. I used the side of the stencil to cover the center spotlight while I added the purple ink. I brushed in Perfect Pearls Grape Vine to the purple blended area.
I embossed the sentiment from MFT BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set on the bottom of the spotlight. I feel that there was something lacking on the background despite using a patterned paper. There is just too much space on the sides of the spotlight. I did not want to add anything too overwhelming so I stamped little stars on this area using Versamark ink. The stars are from two different Mama Elephant stamp sets, Make a Wish and Confetti.
I adhered the colored digital image to the center of the spotlight using foam adhesive. My spotlight was off centered so I trimmed off the edge to center it. I adhered a fun foam to the back, then adhered this to a top folding note card.
I added Glossy Accent to the candle light and this finishes my card.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in this challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!
Maria Giselle B.
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