This card is for Julies inspiration challenge over on muraledesign.com found here: https://www.muraledesign.com/bright-...er-f297419222/
I wanted inspiration for a birthday card for our daughter-in-law who loves rainbows and all things bright.
I have also done this card for the Technique Lovers Challenge.
I love Jennifer McGuire's generosity and have been along time follower, learning many many things on the way
This card has three of her techniques she uses often but I digress.
To achieve the background I managed to get into a terrible mess, wasn't happy with the first so went again.
When the first background was dry I really liked it so intend to do a CAS card for this weeks challenge, stay tuned lol.
I dabbed colour onto the watercolour paper then removed some of the liquid with paper towel, must have gone through half a roll of paper towel.
The greeting was made by cutting thin strips of SU card stock to correspond to the re-inkers used in the background, diagonally laying them onto a square of Stick It adhesive background by Ken Oliver (bit like Jack paper) then cutting out the greeting. I didn't take the other backing paper off as I wanted to layer the greeting with another cut of the greeting to give it a little dimension and stability.
Once I had sandwiched the two greetings together I pounced Versa Mark Watermark ink all over the greeting and covered it with clear embossing powder.
I was going to use some Melon Mambo as backing for the greeting but it detracted form the greeting, likewise white was too stark so I made some glimmer mist with a couple of drops of Rose Red ink and added some perfect pearls Biscotte.
Then it was just a matter of putting it all together.
Really enjoyed doing this so thank you both Julie and Sabrina for coming up with the challenges and thank you everyone for looking.
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 GMT Views: 333
Paper: Watercolour Paper - Paul Rubens. SU A4 218 gms card stock: Shimmering White, Lovely lilac, Melon Mambo. for the strips I also used Bermuda Bay and Yo Yo Yellow.
Paper Size: Base = 14 cm x 14 cm square
Ink: Versa Mark - Watermark. SU re-inkers: Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lilac & Yo Yo Yellow.
Accessories: SU Thinlits Die - Happy Birthday. Poppy Craft Nested Stitched Squares. Mont Mart mop brushes #0,2,4. Lots of paper towel, Super fine clear embossing powder. Home made glimmer mist. SU Fine-Tip Glue Pen. X-Press It High Tack double sided tape.
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Wed, Jan 08, 2020 @ 5:51 AM
Great work matching your stripes to the rainbow background. And the hint of colour you added (and shimmer which I can't see but deduce from the Perfect Pearls) certainly worked to take away the starkness of a plain white panel. I'm glad you had fun with this.