Today is the start of a new challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. This time it’s all about occasions, and I created a birthday card. This card could also be used for any other celebratory occasion.
I started by creating my ink blended background, using a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. I started with Fired Brick, then moved into Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon. Most of the colours blended quite well together but I did have to work a bit harder to get the Squeezed Lemonade and Lucky Clover to blend nicely.
Once I was happy with the panel I trimmed it down to fit my card base. I adhered the panel into place and edged it with mirror teal Love From Lizi peel-offs.
I cut another panel of card, this time from a snippet of black. I adhered it overlapping the coloured panel, then adhered a die cut sentiment over the top. I used the MFT Hooray die and cut it from a mirror card matching the peel-offs I had used.
As a final touch I used some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops to add a scattering of drops across.
I’m quite pleased with this card. The ink blending worked better than I’d anticipated. The die cut matching the peel-offs so well was a nice surprise, too! It’s a fun layout, and I think it works well for a birthday or other celebration card.
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)