I ventured today in a new look for this birthday card. I have fallen in love with Wendy Vecchi's and Tim Holtz Stamps, a totally new concept for me and a challenge to accomplish...but so much fun.
I started out with a 6x5.5 card and cut some water color paper about 1/2 inch less. Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge ink pads were dabbed on my Craft Mat and spritzed with water. Then the water color paper was swirled around in the ink and repeated to achieve the color of the background on the card. Tim Holtz has a wonderful video showing several techniques using the Distressed Inks.
I just received some Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Stamps and those were used to stamp the flowers and swirls, again using Distressed Inks. I didn't like it the first time I did the swirls, so I used my Mini Spritzer (filled with water) to spray over where I stamped to remove most of the ink. Love those water based Distressed Ink.
Martha Stewart's Garden Trellis punch added some trim under the water color paper. Blender Pads blended the Forest Moss Ink on the punched trim.
Our Grandson will be 25, so that was stamped with some JustRite numbers on Grungy Paper then cut out with the Lacey Circle Spellbinder Die and ran through the Vagabond. (so fun) I was super pleased that the Spellbinders cut through the Grungy Paper.
Then Happy Birthday was stamped, blended with Distressed ink and placed inside one of Tim Holtz's embellishments.
The Sizzix Townscape die cut the Grungy Paper and then was colored with Copic markers for the finished touch.
Stamps ------------Wendy Vecchi 490 Botanical, and JustRite Birthday Wishes and numbers
Spellbinders ------ Lacey Circles
Sizzix Die---------- Townscape
Tim Holtz-----------Idea-Ology Ornate Plates
Punch---------------Martha Stewart Garden Trellis
Adhesive-----------Glue Glider, Ranger Glossy Accents and Zip Dry