Birthday Wishes

I created this birthday card for a friend and tried out a few new techniques in the process, which I wanted to share …

First, I used a Dies Direct die to cut out the scalloped oval out of Cryogen paper. Then, I stamped the image (Impression Obsession) with Momenta Ink and colored the image with Copic markers.

Now for the cool part … I used Distress Ink to ink the paper around the image. It didn’t disturb the image at all! So, since this little discovery, I have a new way to color papers so I don’t have to always work with white — while still being able to use the papers that blend well with Copics.

Anyhow, once that was done, I added a bit of Sparkly Fluff in the centers of the flowers — to make them both fuzzy and sparkly.

Then, I used Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to adhere Art Glitter Clear Glass Beads to the vase. It reminds me of the glass marbles that people put in clear vases, don’t you agree? (Click on the image to see a larger version)

Here’s the inside:

The papers are from We R Memory Keepers, the ribbon is from Making Memories, the stamp on the cover is from Magenta and the one inside is a Wendy Vecchi stamp. I also used the Tiny Attacher and Distressing Tool by Tim Holtz.

What do you think?