A Birthday Card for Lin

Published January 23, 2015 by isisimaginings

(Very) Belated Happy New Year to everyone, I hope January is treating you well. Since the start of the month I have been elbows deep in orders & DT projects – you can see my DT cards on Tuesdays & Fridays usually (often on Sundays & Mondays too) on the Lisa B Designs Inspiration blog – but I have a number of friends with birthdays this month, so I needed to make cards for them too.  Today I’ll show you the card I made for Lin, whose birthday is today. I was so engrossed in making this that I completely forgot about taking photos.

I covered a square of white card with gesso & put another piece of card on top,  ‘smooshing’ them together to create texture, then separating them & leaving them to dry. My idea was to build up layers of colour with Brusho crystals, but despite many attempts I couldn’t get a result I was happy with. I decided that I liked the very pale green & purple background left behind by wiping off the Brushos with a baby wipe, so I dried the card thoroughly & applied White Fire Treasure Gold all over it with my fingers, which I buffed with a soft cloth. The sheen is not showing up particularly well on my computer, but it did look nice.

 

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I added stencilling – PaperArtsy ELB004 JOFY007 Wendy Vecchi Dots & Stripes Borders – with Eggplant Fresco Finish paint & black gesso. I used bottle caps with FF Old Gold & black gesso for the circles.

I decided when I‘d finished the card that the border stencilling needed something more, so I covered a scrap of white card with Seedless Preserves distress ink, punched out the circles & glued them down, then applied clear Wink of Stella & Glossy Accents.

The greeting is from Tim Holtz’ #Hashtags stamp set.

 

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Happy birthday Lin, I hope you’ve had a lovely day.

K.

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