Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Happy Birthday!

Today I have a birthday card to share. We always need a supply of these on hand right?!
I inked 2 panels of watercolor paper by rubbing Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar onto my craft mat, spritzing with water and then pouncing my panels into the wet color.  I did one color at a time, drying between pounces until I achieved the look I wanted.   I used one panel as my background and one to die cut the shapes out of.  

The balloon and stars are popped up on foam dots and I tied a piece of Blossom Bakers Twine onto the balloon, and stamped the sentiment in black directly onto the panel.

I'm joining in the following challenges with my birthday card:

a random pick wins a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!  
I was inspired by the birthday cake with the stars and the balloons.

 Stamps:  So Many Sentiments - Neat and Tangled
Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white, Lovely Lady - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar, Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Seeing Stars Die - Neat and Tangled, balloon die - MFT, foam dots, craft mat, water mister, heat tool, Blossom Bakers Twine - The Twinery.


Christine Alexander said...

beautiful mix of colours Julia and love the scattered stars :)

Redanne said...

Julia, this is absolutely stunning! The soft colour tones are so beautiful and the stars add some wonderful dimension - the heart balloon is adorable. I love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

Bonnie said...

Love these soft pastel colors, Julia! Love the balloon with the curly string!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Pretty card! I love the stars!

Shauna said...

How nice! I like how you achieved so much dimension with this card and your use of the pastel colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Lisa Kind said...

This should have also been added to the DT part of the blog! It's gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Ina G said...

We must be special getting 2 gorgeous card from you Julia. So soft and beautiful. Love it!

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the pouncing effect and those two colours together look great. Love how you did two panels as this adds another wonderful element, same colours but different...love it x

Glenda J said...

What a beautiful effect! I love the die cuts layers on the similar background. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.