Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all doing well. The holidays can be stressful and sometimes depressing for many. My heart goes out to all who are struggling. I feel like I'm treading water myself right now, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Today I'm sharing a birthday card for one of my sisters-in-law. If you are beginning to get tired of seeing Christmas 24/7, then this should be a welcome sight! While I did get my guy cards done for the next several weeks, I discovered that I still have some girl cards to do.
It never ends, does it?
SU, Recollections and Springhill Digital card stocks
Provo Craft Windswept designer papers
Image: Impression Obsession "Sweet Treats" rubber stamp, colored with Promarkers,
Stamped with Monarch Versafine Clair ink and and heat-embossed w/clear powder
Impression Obsession "Happy Birthday" die
X-Cut Balloon dies (balloon, string, bow)
WRMK Chomper corner rounder tool
Hero Arts inside sentiment
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design.
The papers I picked out for this are a blue-violet and yellow-green color combo, so I turned to my color wheel to find the best third color family for this triad.
It turned out to be red-orange. So that's what I used, gathering as many of my Promarkers together that matched these shades. I ended up using more orange than red shades, but I stayed close and it really did provide color contrast and pop. I stamped the focal image with Monarch Versafine Clair ink and heat-embossed it with clear powder before coloring with Promarkers. I cut the sentiment dies twice, once from white card and once from the SU card. I cut the balloon and string from some of the designer paper and the bow from the SU which was used to mat the 3 card front sections.
Inside, more of the designer papers and a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with the Monarch Versafine Clair.
Here's a shot of the back along with the front to show the continuity.
And final view.
I really liked how this came out, using the red-orange color wheel complement to blue-violet and yellow-green. I should probably try to remember to use my color wheels more often.
Thanks for the visit and have a good day.
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