Once again I have made some cards for my friend Pam's Church's charities. The request this time was for Some Birthday cards and some Thank You cards. I did the Birthday cards first. Since they prefer to get 15 of each design, I try to keep them fairly simple. It still took me a lot of time to make 15!
I elected to make 5 each of 3 different color schemes. Those buying the cards are told that since these are handmade cards, there will be some variances.
For each of these panels, I used the Simon Says Stamp Geo Leaves stencil ssst121473, and three colors of Distress inks. I used brushes to apply the inks through the stencil, trying to blend them as I went along.
I like this stencil for Birthday cards, because it looks celebratory to me; sort of like leaf confetti.
I like using the small Make Art metal platform when I use stencils. The magnets hold my project in place very well.
This blend is one of my favorite Distress blends of all time: Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet.
Making these backgrounds was fun, easy and relaxing. I think backgrounds like this could be used for a variety of purposes.
I chose a color of mat for each blended panel and die cut the sentiment out of the same cardstock. The purple and blue sentiments are from So Silk cardstock, so they are shiny on their own. The orange one is from PTI cardstock, and looks very matte. Since this is a Birthday card, I wanted it to have a bit of a sparkle, so I colored over the sentiment with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.
Distress Inks: Speckled Egg, Mustard Seed,
Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral,
Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers,
ssst121473 Geo Leaves Stencil
sssd112116 Happy Birthday Brush Script die
The Greetery Crimped Frame die
So Silk Fair Blue Cardstock
PTI Terracotta Tile Cardstock
So Silk Passion Purple Cardstock
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen