Tuesday 22 January 2019

Birthday Card Using Matching Stencil and Stamps

I decided to use up one of my UFOs (unfinished objects) and created a birthday card with the background.  I worked with the 3 way overlay stamps which match the stencilled background: one of my favourite Claritystamp designs.
The UFO I was working with was an extra background that I had left over from making a house warming card (see HERE for details of how it was made).
For a change, I decided to use an ATCoin as a base for the topper.  The stamp is square, so it meant that I would get a partial image.  I used the outline 'Town' stamp from the set of three and Sepia Versafine ink.
Next, I added Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Stormy Sky Distress Oxides  to the background stamp with a blending tool and overlaid the images.
When I laid the background onto a 7" x 7" card blank, the edges looked a little boring.  I chose to stamp round the front of the card using the third stamp in the set in the same colours of Distress Oxides.
This time when I added the background panel I was happy.
I matted the ATCoin topper onto a piece of dark brown card die cut using a 7cm diameter circle die, then added it to the card using foam pads for dimension.
The sentiment is die cut using one of the dies from the Happy Birthday Floral Frame set.  I preferred this to stamping a sentiment due to the uneven surface of the background.  I didn't wish to add another panel for a stamped sentiment, as I didn't feel the card would look balanced if I did.
Of course, having used up one UFO, I have created two more from my experimenting lol.

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