What a lovely PTI Make It Monday today - using Gelatos with stamps to soften the look - You'll find Melissa's great video tutorial here.
I used several PTI stamp sets for my tag today - the Happy Birthday is from the very first PTI set simply called Papertrey Vol 1 No 1 - it's all sentiments. The flowers, honeybee and some of the stems are from Honey Bees, the dots background above the sentiment (you almost can't see it!) is from Background Basics/Retro and the text along the bottom is from Background Basics/Text Style.I also used a partial stamping of the large leafed stem from Brushed Blooms.
After all the stamping was done - I started with the Gelatos as shown in the video - rubbing a color on a paper towel and then rubbing the paper towel onto the tag with a circular motion around the blooms and the stems, using similar colors around each blossom. I used several Gelato colors - Bubblegum, Tangerine, Lemon and Margarita.
I was so happy with this that I made four more for my birthday stash - I need two of them already for two friends birthdays that are next week! I think a tag makes for a lovely card, especially one so cheery as this!
I'm also entering my tag in the Tag You're It challenge.
And Seize the Birthday - Make your own background
Stamps: Background Basics/Retro, Background Basics/Text Style, Honey Bees, Brushed Blooms, Papertrey - PTI
Paper: White, Textstyle Distressed Dots - PTI
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest - PTI
Accessories: Sentiment Strips Die - MFT, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Gellatos - Bubblegum Tangerine, Lemon, Margarita, Glaze Pen - Sakura, Glue N Seal, Tag Sale Die #2 - PTI, lace and ribbon from stash., twine - PTI.