Sunday, June 24, 2018

Birthday cards

Hello! Jamie here with more birthday cards. I'm so glad to be building up my stash of these cards, as I always need them, but never have enough made.

Distress oxide inks are quickly becoming some of my favorite inks. Paired with the large Happy Birthday stamp from Victorine Originals, they make a perfect card no matter what technique I use!

For this first card, I dry embossed a paisley pattern for the background of my card. Then I used my distress oxide inks to color in the background with a blending tool. To make the colors blend more together, I took some of that distress oxide ink on a wet paintbrush and flicked it all over my card in the same colors of the background.

I stamped that beautiful Happy Birthday stamp on a white scrap of paper. I didn't like the look of the straight ink, so I traced over the happy birthday in a coordinating color with my amazing Kirarina Wink Glitter markers.

Then I used the same "flicking" method to splatter that white paper. I matted the sentiment on purple paper and popped it up on the card with adhesive foam. To finish it off, I attached some metal curly embellishments.

For my second card, I again used the distress oxide inks, but I applied them directly to my paper. Then I "flicked" more colors over top of it. After that was dry, I random stamped the Victorine Originals Festively Wrapped gift stamp to finish my background. 

I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp on white card stock, and matted it on a pink. Then I added some two-tone twine to the left side of my card to finish it off. 

For my final birthday card, I stuck with the distress oxide inks, but wanted a more masculine card. I started by directly applying the ink to my cardstock, then I sprayed it with water. '

I wanted a more textured look, so I used the Victorine Originals Lined Background stamp. First, I just got the stamp wet with water and stamped it over the background. Then, I used ink to stamp again randomly over the background.

I added a strip of brown cardstock, that I had distressed the edges, to the bottom of the card. I "flicked" it with blue distress oxide ink and added some adhesive triangles.

For my sentiment, I used the Victorine Originals Happy Birthday stamp. I put it on kraft cardstock and then popped that up on the card. I added some splatters of blue to it to finish it off.

Thanks for checking out my birthday creations! Have a wonderfully crafty day!

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