When I saw the Sketch Challenge #432 and the Color Challenge #115 I knew I want to make a card which fits both. I like to challenge myself and combine the tasks, it is definitely more fun!
So I started with making my own background by white heat embossing the Roses all over background stamp on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.
I don’t have many MFT inks, but I happened to have the 2 blue shades in mini cube format: Cornflower and Blue Breeze. I used a stencil brush to apply the colours and make an ombre background. I usually use Distress inks for ink blending so I was totally surprised how easy and well the hybrid inks blended.
Then I chose a cute stamp set, the Birthday Bear and friends, which I have never used before. I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies and added some extra detail with a white gel pen. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes and noses to make them shiny. Of course the balloon and the party hats needed some clear shimmer too. I coated the candles with glossy accents and worked on the sentiments till it was drying.
I die cut thin banners from a peach cardstock using the Blueprints 31 die set. Then I took one long sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it on 3 banners with partially inking the sentiment.
When assembling the card I used the grid lines of my Tim Holtz glass mat, it helped me to attach everything straight. I used 3D foam squares, sometimes doubled them up, to achieve a very dimensional result with the critters.
I will also link this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge No designer paper.
I hope you liked my card and will pop in again later today for another inspiration. I promise it will be out of this world 😉