Today's card was a bit of an experiment. I tried to do some blending to show the different levels that are in the sketch below. I did change to order of color from light to dark versus the dark to light in the sketch. I think it worked. The transition between colors is subtle but there. I took a piece of Rococo Rose and ran it through the crimper after I had cut it out using the Rounded Rectangle Dies from Altenew. Then, I sponged the edges with some Mulled Wine ink from Taylored Expressions. The cake die cut was one in my stash. I had stamped and colored several, cut them all out and had them ready to go when I needed them. It's the Happy Birthday To You stamp set and the Birthday Dies from Stampin' Up! For the finishing touch, I added a few clear gems that I had left over from a Paper Pumpkin Kit.
As of yet, I've not added a sentiment because I don't know if it will be a birthday, thinking of you or just a note card to send to someone. And, you never know, I just might not add a sentiment.
Stamp Set(s): Happy Birthday To You (Stampin' Up!)
Ink(s): Strawberry Shake, Guava, Mulled Wine, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Stampin' Write Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss,
Curshed Curry, Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Rococo Rose, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Die(s): Rounded Rectangle Dies (Altenew); Birthday Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other: Clear Gems
The photo above shows the different levels of color a bit better. These color blended together so well that, as I said, the transition between them is subtle.
The sketch I used is from the Paper Players Challenge. For all the challenge details, click the image below.
The theme I used is from The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge. For all the challenge details, click the image below.
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