I don't have a birthday card to share today, but I do have a couple of Christmas cards I made last week, which I'm going to make a few more of the same and put these towards Christmas 2020.
Now the background idea was not mine, I saw these beautiful cards displayed over at The Foiled Fox, and right away I knew I had to make these backgrounds myself. I did 3 different coloured backgrounds, but the pink one, I messed it up so it went in the garbage. But, I have the other 2 to share with you today.
First up is the blue - all done with distress oxide inks and MFT drifts and hills stencil. Inks used were: stormy sky, peacock feathers, salty ocean, evergreen bough and chipped sapphire. Start by laying the stencil towards one side about 1/2 inch in from the edge, sponge the ink, then rotate the stencil to use one of the another sides, and repeat until your entire cardstock is covered. I also used canson 140lb watercolour paper for this. I then spritzed the background with Imagine Sheer shimmer craft spray sparkle. It leaves a beautiful sparkly background. Not sure how well you can see it on the blue card, but think it's better on the green card to see.
I then cut out of gold mirri cardstock the tree. The tree is from Inlovearts. I added a clear crystal rhinestone for the star and a couple of blue sequins on the tree.
For my second card again I used distress oxide inks and stencil - cracked pistachio, evergreen bough, pine needles, ice spruce, peacock feathers and twisted citron.
The tree die used is from Penny Black - Xmas tree border # 51-454 I cut it from two different green cardstocks, then offset them. I also cut the front green piece using an MFT hill die, then stamped a sentiment from SSS, added some foam tape behind, then added chunky glitter along the top of the hill. The tree die also has tiny star dies, so cut them out of the same greens and then adhered them here and there.
The pink background was very pretty, but when I went to emboss and branch on it I didn't like the way it turned out, so I will give the pink another try.
Enjoy the rest of your Holidays, thanks for stopping by.