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.
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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)