Friday, July 22, 2016

Birthday Card for a Musician

Here is a masculine birthday card for a musician in the family.

This card is 5-1/2 x 6" because I wanted to use Shery's enter cupcake border and still have room for the bigger single cupcake.  I love the sketchy look of Shery's images and thought blueprint ink would be a perfect pairing.  After stamping, I outlined all the papers with the same ink.

I didn't have any blue background paper to match the blueprint ink, so I created my own using a music stamp and water mist.  I chose music since it's in the border stamp.  I was surprised at how purple the blueprint ink base was--I even checked the bottom of the ink pad to make sure I had grabbed the right one. You can see where I spritzed water--the ink turned into a purple/red color.

Once I saw the color base, I went to my purple paper stash. There I found translucent Iris from the Paper Company.  It was a perfect match and added the needed mats for a finished look.  Now it truly looked like a blueprint!

STAMPlorations Sketched: Cupcake
STAMPlorations Cupcake Row Artsy Border by Shery Russ
Stampin' Up Very Vanilla paper
The Paper Company translucent Iris speciality paper
word from birthday embossing folder
Tim Holtz Ranger blue print distress ink
Rogue Redhead Designs LLC music background stamp
water mister bottle for spritzing
Ranger blending tool


STAMPlorations July Sketch challenge I'm #31 x

Double "D" Challenges:  Shades of Purple  I'm #34 x

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