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A Birthday Note

Hi everyone, today I would like to share this masculine set of cards with you all.

I started my project by stamping the typewriter image and one of the sentiments from the Stampin’Up stamp set called “P.S. You’re the Best” onto Clairefontaine “Paint on a Grain” paper (with the blue logo) using Spectrum Noir Water-Proof ink in the colour “Pebble”. Next I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.

For the background I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base, using the same paper as mentioned before. I placed my stencil of choice (this one is TCW382s) over the panel and applied some modeling paste over the stencil using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

When dry I applied colour to my project using PaperArtsy Infusions in the colours “Golden Sands” and “Royal Blood”. On one panel I added both colours at the same time before spraying the pigment with water, on the other panel I first added the yellow colour and, after drying, the blue colour. The results are quite similar. I kept adding layers until I was happy with the result.

To create a more interesting background I created splatters using different mediums: Ecoline (opaque) white (works similar to white gouache), followed by FineTech Pearl Colors in “Midnight Blue”, “Sterling Silver” and “Moon Gold”. I used a brush for splattering and dried in between colours using my heat tool.

Now that my backgrounds are ready I can put my cards together. For an additional finishing touch I used a piece of blue ribbon and a piece of brown twine. For one card project I used a brown mat and for the other I used a blue mat. I adhered the rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to my white card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

On top I adhered the ribbon/twine combination in place using regular tape and I finished the cards by adding the typewriter image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And that is it for today’s project, I wish you a creative day!

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