I'm thrilled to be joining MFT today for the MFT & Friends July 2018 Release Blog Hop!
Today I'm sharing a create-your-own background card featuring several new stamps and dies from the July 2018 Release! One of my favorite things to do is to create my own background with inks and stamps. This custom background was inked with two colors of Distress Oxide Ink, stamped with stripes for a tone-on-tone look, text was stamped and embossed over the top in white to really pop, and stamped stars were added to finish the background! Cute critters, die cut balloons, and an additional greeting all finish off this one-of-a-kind birthday card!
On a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of smooth white cardstock I blended Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks to create the minty green background. Over the top of the inking, I stamped the Happy Birthday To You Stripes with the same two ink colors for the tone-on-tone feel. I spritzed the background with water from a Distress Sprayer to add subtle distressing.
Once dry, I stamped "Happy" from the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set and "Happy Birthday" from the Queen For The Day Stamp Set repeatedly with clear embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder. Stars from the Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set were stamped with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink to complete the background.
The turtle and lady bug from Love Bug were stamped on smooth white cardstock, colored in with Copic Markers, and die cut with the coordinating Love Bug Dies before being adhered with foam adhesive to the background as shown.
A sentiment from the Love Bug Stamp Set was stamped on dark gray cardstock with embossing ink, heat set with white embossing powder, and trimmed into a thin strip before being adhered underneath the critters with foam adhesive as shown.
Balloons and strings were die cut from several colors of cardstock with the I Heart Celebrating Dies and adhered to the card as shown. The balloons were finished with Nuvo Crystal Drops in White Blizzard or Glossy Accents.
The card was finished with a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of this create-your-own background card from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
S U P P L I E S
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