Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Birthday Tuesday #3-2017

Birthday cards are always a good thing to have ready. 

Gracie continues with a card that could combine with her others to be a wonderful set -

Have a pattern going here.  Not only same stamp set but using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  They just go so well with this set (Inkadinkadoo Delicate Branches and Sizzix Jen Long Sentiments).  I stamped the image and sentiment with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing    powder.  I sponged Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar, and Dusty Concord ink.  I spritzed with water and after drying I mounted my panel on light blue card stock with a strip of dark plum from my scrap box and made a card base of lavender.  I added some purple pearls for embellishment. ~ Gracie  

I continue with the seaside theme -

The bulk of this card comes from a Graphic 45 8 x 8 pad called By the Sea.  I love their paper, but tend to horde it.  I tend to do more clean & simple cards, so I have a hard time combining all those beautiful images into the same sort of creations I see others do with Graphic 45 papers.  I fussy cut most of the mages and pooped a few of the shells and the sentiment card up on foam.  I stamped the lobster from my stamp set I am using this week.  I decided not to color it in.  I did stamp the Happy Birthday under the sentiment that was already on the card to make it look like it was meant to be there.  I used a little Distress Ink around the edges of the base card in Aged Mahogany and Fossilized Amber to create the color I wanted.- Denise

1 comment:

  1. These are both beautiful. The sponging is lovely. Love anything with a seashore theme!