Here's this week's sketch:
Measurements I used:
Basic Card Front: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Panel: 4-1/4 x 1-3/4
I've got a cheerful birthday card for the sketch this week. I decided to pull out PTI's birthday balloon die. I made my own stencil and used that to make my background. I used Distress Oxide inks- Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Squeezed Lemonade. I had several plain white balloon cut outs from making the stencil, so I decided to ink-blend a few of those to add to the card for extra interest.
Next, I inked up some plain cardstock using the same distress inks, as well as Salty Ocean. I die cut this fun scripty hooray word by MFT. To add some extra strength and shine, I embossed it with clear embossing powder. I decided to use a small piece of vellum as the panel element since I didn't want to cover the background too much. I also added a sentiment from Sentiment Staples: Birthday to complete the greeting.
Stamps: Sentiment Staples: Birthday
Ink: Ranger Archival Black, Distress Oxides: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron,and Squeezed Lemonade
Paper: Stamper's Select, Vellum
Dies: Birthday Balloon, Hooray
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