Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Birthday Wishes {Scrapy Land #29}

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge from Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  The theme is Anything Goes using any brand of low profile/steel ruled die that Scrapy Land sells.  The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at the Scrapy Land store.

The dies I used to create today's card are:
Die-Versions: Birthday Cut-Out
Sue Wilson Designs: Delicate Fronds, Delicate Daisy Complete Petals, Delicate Daisy Open Petals

 To start out, I created a background using a version of Joseph's Coat technique that I read about from a Technique Junkie's newsletter.   Instead of using a brayer to add your colors, you choose a stencil and add your inks.  I used Distress Inks and a blending tool.

Stencil before adding VersaMark

Colors added, plus the VersaMark

After cleaning the stencil, VersaMark was applied over the openings and heat set with Clear embossing powder.  Then I applied Black spritzed Dylusions Ink Spray over the entire area and wiped away the excess ink from the embossed areas.

Completed background

Once the background was complete, I cut it into three panels and die cut my "Birthday".  A strip of white cardstock heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder was added behind the letters.

Sparkle embossing powder was also added to some of the die cut flower petals before assembling.

Now it's your turn.  You'll have until Nov 15th to upload your project.  Be sure to visit the rest of this very talented team to see what they have created for you.  If you are interested in being a Guest Designer for Scrapy Land, check out the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to see how easy it is to apply.


Lori Kobular said...

Love the stained glass look to this gorgeous card! Separating the cards into strips makes it really stand out!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Your card is simply amazing! Love the stencil and such fun vibrant colors! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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Jacee said...

Lovely colourful card Anne
Hugs Jacee
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Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous background and love the rich colours.
Linda xxx

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What an incredibly awesome card, Anne! Loving the colors!!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Anne!! I love the technique you used!! It looks amazing!! The colors are so beautiful!! Love, love this!! Have a great day :)

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Patricia St Martin said...

Amazing background and a great stencil and the colors are wonderful. Love how you cut the pieces up and made a frame. The added flowers are a wonderful touch.
Hugs, Pat

jimlynn said...

Amazing and beautiful. Love the vibrant colors and the way you used the stencil for them. Very pretty card!

Nancy Hill said...

Wonderful tutorial on the stencil and colors. I need to try it. Beautiful birthday card.

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Fabulous backgroung and card !
Thank you for this Great tuto Anne !

Donna said...

This is amazing, so glad you shared such a detailed tutorial so I can try it!

Lena's Creations said...

I just love, love how you did the background on this card. It's beautiful and fun and perfect for your cut out greeting. Love it!
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NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, Anne! Thanks so much for the tutorial on using the stencil and distress inks. You've inspired me to try something similar with the newest dies I just got today. :-D

Annie said...

an amazing colourful card the birthday die cut and the floral/leaf embellishments

TFS Annie x

Annie said...

Hi your colourful card and the birthday die. Great garland in the corner with those lovely florals and leaves

Best wishes
Annie x

Gail said...

Fabulous stain work on this card creation - lovely dies - TFS

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! Great use of the stencil and those beautifully vibrant colors! Thanks for the tutorial-- I have never used stencils or sprays with this technique. Your card is fun and festive-- so happy! XXOO