Monday, April 20, 2015

Inspiration Station Happy Birthday

As part of Inspiration Station at Art 'n Soul, I made lots of backgrounds using a fabulous set of stencils from Magenta, TM27.  These backgrounds were made with a technique called stencil stamping, and I have a tutorial on how to do that here.  Very simply, you put down layers of Distress Ink onto watercolor card stock, spray your stencil with water mixed with Perfect Pearls powder, and lay the wet stencil onto your inked panel.  You never get the same results twice, and with the Perfect Pearls powder, you get a beautifully shimmery look.

Once this background was dry, I stamped the Magenta Multilingual Happy Birthday with Versamark Ink, and embossed it with Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder.  The panel was mounted onto a mat of So Silk Beauty Pink, and then onto an A2 sized white base card.

This card is so shiny and sparkly in real life, but I had trouble capturing it in the photo.  I made it for a good friend who has a birthday very soon!

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Make Your Own Background.

Magenta Products Used:

TM27 Trio Templates Floral Background Trio
07.907.L Multilingual Happy Birthday

Other Supplies Used:
Distress Ink:  Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Seedless Preserves
Versamark Ink
Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
So Silk Beauty Pink card stock
Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die 30009


  1. Dianne, your card is lovely! Beautiful layering of colors and subtle design from the stencils! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  2. I love the smooshing......I'm going to have to do that this week!! I absolutely love your cards :)!


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