Hi there it’s Tracey back here again today sharing a birthday card that’s perfect for a crafty friend. I have been building up my stash of birthday cards lately and creating cards to share with a crafty friends has been just what I needed to kick away those winter blues.
To start the card off I created a blended background panel using the newly released Ink Splash stencil. I blended Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade to create the base layer. I flicked some water over the ink blending and picked up some of the colour using paper towel. Once dry I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″.
Next I stamped both of the stamps from the Artsy Trimmings stamp set using Copic friendly ink and then cut the two pieces out with the co-odinating Artsy Trimming die set. I wanted to select certain crafty tools from the two stamped pieces that would fit along the bottom of my A2 sized card base and I didn’t want them to appear in the order they were stamped. So I was able to easily fussy cut only the tools I wanted and then I coloured them with Copic markers.
I covered the front of my top folding card base with black cardstock and then attached the ink blended background panel. Along the bottom of the panel I adhered the die cut crafty tools in the order that I wanted them to appear with foam tape. Near the top of the panel I added one of my favourite sentiments from the Birthday Greetings stamp set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. To finish the card off I added some crystals for a sparkly finish.
Thanks so much for stopping in today to create with me. See you again next time!
Artsy Trimmings stamp set
Artsy Trimming die set
Birthday Greetings stamp set
Ink Splash stencil
Sky Blue Crystals
Studio Katia White Foam Tape
Studio Katia Liquid Glue