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Wed 21

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have another spring birthday card for you.  We had 6" of snow over the weekend, but today is a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the high 60s!  I am happy to say the snow is gone!  So today's card was inspired by spring colors and flowers.


I started this card by sponging the white cardstock layer with Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I misted it lightly with plain water and dried it with a heat tool.  Then I used Heidi Swapp's gold ink to spatter the background.

Next I die cut the Jumbo Peony and Fine Cut Leaves twice from watercolor paper which had double sided tape applied to the back of the paper.  I did this to keep all the tiny parts of the flowers and leaves inside the die cut, since I wanted them to be a solid image.


To color the flowers and the leaves I used Distress Oxide inks and Claritystamp brushes to apply the ink.  I like using the brushes to achieve a nice soft color.  Once I was done coloring the die cuts I glued them to the card front.  

I die cut the Happy Birthday from watercolor paper and adhered it to the card front.


To finish the card, I glued the card front to a white cardstock layer which was then adhered to a Peony notecard using foam tape.  I glued on a few epoxy embellishments to complete the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!






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