Saturated Birthday Whishes

I created the background panel a few weeks ago. This is only a portion of the panel, I cut it so I would be able to get two cards out of it at some point. This card features the Ink Spray Saturation technique with a touch of whitewash.

I used Mixed Media paper to create the background paper. I laid in in a box and sprayed the heck out of it! This is the technique I learned during Nicole Watt’s Stamp Focus Challenge: Run, Walk, Crawl, if you have not participated in one of her Challenge events…DO IT! I know for sure I used the following colors, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, and a touch of Spiced Marmalade. I used a paper towel to pull extra ink in spots I wanted to have more color variation then spritzed it with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold to finish the panel. I let the project air dry so the colors could work into the paper however they wanted. Please NOTE: It is very important to let the panel dry completely before you try and do anything with it.

My card layers include a Night of Navy card stock (from SU!) side fold A2 size card base and a layer of Gold Foil sheet (also SU!) cut to 3 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ and then the Saturated background cut to 3 1/2″ x 5 15/16″. Some times my measurements get a bit out of control lol. I cut things down until they look good to my eye and then realize I need to standardize my measurements a bit more… goals are good.

I heat embossed a portion of the Happy Blooms stamp from Pinkfresh Studios in WOW! white opaque embossing powder. I then used white watercolor paint to add a touch of whitewash to a few bits of the floral image to allow the background colors to really pop! I added a few splatters with Black Soot spray stain and Picket Fence spray stain.

I also heat embossed the birthday wishes sentiment from the Altenew set Birthday Greetings on a piece of Night of Navy card stock from SU! and fussy cut around the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals to adhere it to the front of the card. I then decided it needed a bit of variegated gold thread behind the sentiment. I picked up the thread at our local quilt store Quilters Cottage last week when I went to get gold thread for a project I have in mind. I do like adding stitching to cards and want to do more of it, good thing too because I picked up a few colors while I was there not just the variegated gold.

I finished off the card with a few gold enamel dots from SU! I am very happy with how this card turned out and am looking forward to using the other half of the panel on a future project.

I hope you enjoyed this bit of inspiration, if you create using this sketch tag me on social media and use #ldscs. I will add your project to my stories on social media! If you did Leave a comment and let me know! Until next time, Happy Crafting


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