Saturday, 28 February 2015

Blue Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog.  I had some fun today creating, both for design team commitments and for fun.  Here is my "for fun" card, which uses the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, the birthday theme from ShowCASE Your Style and the masculine theme at Seize the Birthday.


I started out with a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb (just got some and love it for card bases!).  I then took a panel of Whisper White and placed a stencil on top before sponging over it using several blue inks from SSS.  I tried to keep the center lighter and the edges darkest.  Once I was happy with my sponging, I cut the panel in two and adhered it to the card base.

The "Happy" was stamped using archival ink directly onto the stenciled panel and the birthday die is three layers stacked, which was then clear embossed a couple of times to create a raised and shiny finish.

All in all, quite a simple card suitable for a male.

Thanks so much for visiting.  




Products used:

Stamps:  Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI)
Ink:  Sea Glass, Surf Blue, Audrey Blue (SSS) Archival Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White, Whisper White
Accessories:  Birthday die (PTI), Clear EP, Ring Cluster Stencil (SSS)

Cheers
Karren

9 comments:

Patrice said...

Love it. Great sponging, and love your chosen colour. That birthday sentiment looks terrific stacked and embossed! How lovely that you had some creative 'fun' just for the sake of it. I need to do that more often myself. x

Greta said...

Super fun card, Karren!

Samra Leshinski said...

Such a great card Karren!!! Love the color combination and such a fun way you created the sentiment. Brilliant!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I really love this effect Karren! Your sponged stencilling really draws your eye to this card and I love your glossy sentiment too!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Claire Broadwater said...

I LOVE everything about this card! The color is amazing and that sentiment is fantastic! XX

donna mikasa said...

Fun take on the sketch--love the stenciled design!

Hannelie said...

Ooh! I love this cool design Karren!
Thank you so much for playing at Seize the birthday!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love how you've done the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)