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Happy Birthday!

Hello and Welcome, everyone!!

Today, I had some fun playing with the Distress Oxide Inks on black card stock. I used the super cute Die Cuts And More Balloon Stencil and Masks. This stencil has 6 different size and shaped balloons. It also included the balloon strings.

I used Picked Raspberry for the pink shade, Broken China for the blue, and Fossilized Amber for the yellow. I simply laid the balloon where I wanted it and added pigment with my Clarity Stencil Brushes onto the card stock. I overlapped a couple of the colors and it worked perfectly. You can still see the shade underneath…just like a transparent balloon! I love the texture the Distress Oxides give the card stock…It looks like linen.


The greeting is the Kat Scrappiness scripty Happy Birthday die. I cut this 4 times out of white card stock and adhered them together, stacking them to add lots of dimension. The little shine marks on the balloons were created with a quick swipe of Wink of Stella. With a white gel pen, I made the balloon ties and strings.  I then adhered lots and lots of Kat Scrappiness Star Sequins. 

I love the way this one turned out! The Distress Oxides on dark card stock look really cool!

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  • Reply Nicole Douthit

    WOW! Fabulous Card!!! You are exactly right…the Oxide inks look so neat. LOVE the little stars 😉

    06/22/2017 at 9:02 PM
  • Reply joan cornell

    I love your card with the distress oxide inks. I already have your balloon stencil ! I have been thinking about the Happy Birthday. Wonderful cards by all on this hop!

    06/23/2017 at 2:25 PM
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    Design Team Projects

    Happy Birthday…

    Hi everyone!

    Cheryl here, with a new DT post. I have a birthday card to share, so let’s get to it!

    I found a piece of polka dot paper in my stash and really wanted to use it. Came in a card kit, I believe, so I don’t know who it’s by, sorry. Kathleen sent me the stencil you see in the photo in my DT kit this month. So I white heat embossed it onto a piece of  Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I then got out my Distress Inks and went about to create a piece that would pull out some of the same colors as the patterned paper had. I believe it was Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, maybe some Worn Lipstick. Anyway, after it was dry I cut a piece of it using KS Stitched Fancy Scalloped Circle Dies. I got really brave and took the Lawn Fawn word die from my DT kit and cut it right out of that circle!!! Fingers were seriously crossed, lol. Anyway, I then cut the same word out of some white fun foam and glued the two together. I was sure to keep the tiny inside bits to put back in. I then mounted the scalloped piece to another circle slightly larger, cut out of  black cardstock.

    I took the sentiment and using liquid glue, I put it back into place and added a bit of weight till dry. I also took those tiny bits and glued them back in place.

    I took a black strip and stamped birthday and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I cut the ends into banner shapes and mounted with a bit of foam tape. I then pulled out some Fabrika Decoru enamel dot drops and some Nuvo enamel drops, along with a few stray star shaped sequins from my stash.

    I mounted the circle piece to my patterned paper and trimmed off the excess. I mounted that to a black card base and attached a piece of white cardstock to the inside to be able to write a message. When the entire card was finished I took some Glossy Accents and totally covered the word happy. I love how it’s so shiny!

    So there you have it! A really fun card with a few different techniques. Watercolor, heat embossing, and some die cutting. I love that stencils are so affordable and can really give a fun look at very little cost. I’d love a bunch of background stamps but they aren’t so cheap and stencils are, so I plan to add to my collection! Really, you can do more with them anyway, as to a stamp. Hope you got a bit of inspiration today.

    Happy Crafting!



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