Friday, April 26, 2019

Birthday Blessings

It's the start of birthday season in my world!!  The season always starts with my momma's day in April.  I do work on birthday cards a lot, but as the season starts, I'll be in full bday card form!  I shared some of the cards I made for my nephews in this post called For The Boys.  Boy cards are always the toughest ones!!  Today, I'm sharing some sweet, flowery cards.  The card above features the Delightful Daisies set from the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps April release.

I was really just goofing around with my stamps when they first came.  I couldn't wait to ink them up and see how they stamped.  I had a mess of gelli print scraps on my desk so, I grabbed one.  Afterward, I used my white gel pen and colored in the flower petals.  The gel ink is thick enough to cover up most of the background color.  When I made the gelli print, I used distress inks so, coloring the stem worked out great.  The green ink is darker and just blended with the colors that were already on the paper.  I took the sentiments from another SNSS set, Spring Blossoms.

My final card, is the one I made for my mom!  It features the Stamp of the Month:  Happy Day!  It is your gift with purchase of $75 or more.  It's beautiful--I love it.

For this card, I stamped the roses using the masking technique.  I then layered in several different colors of distress ink.  And, then, I took a risk (for me-you smarties likely knew what would happen already).  I covered each rose with distress glaze--which to my happy surprize, acted like a resist.  I was able to dip the card into a blue wash to fill in the white spaces.  I added some extra ink with a stencil for texture and--wahla!  A birthday can see the details on Happy Day right here.

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