Jan 01, 2008 - Sprays & Mists  "BD #1"

Birthday  Card  5"h x 7"w
Well I had fun playing with my Adirondack sprays, Memories sprays, Moon shadow Mists and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

I started out making my background papers. I lay down lots of newspaper (this is a messy business), then lay down a large piece of waxed paper. I sprayed various colors of sprays and mists onto the waxed paper, then misted the paper I would be laying down, in most cases a cream colored end sheet paper that is a really beautiful semi kind of paper/cardstock. I got some beautiful backgrounds. But each time I lay the end sheets down I had left over residues on the wax paper,  So I lay down either rice paper or White tissue paper giving me a mottled background, which is what the greenish background for the card is. When I finished making all my backgrounds I was left with my waxed paper that had such a beautiful coloring and sheen to it. No way was I throwing that away.

My first background was done in the yellow tones, my second was done in cranberry/blue tones, my third I used resist crayons and red tones and my fourth I did in greens. As you can imagine that was a lot of residual colors left on the waxed paper.

I rubber stamped the flourishes both the large and the small stamps (Quietfire Design) using Permanent black stamp pad and clear embossed it. I cut out a piece of white mat board and adhered the waxed paper to it using Terrifically tacky tape (also from Quietfire Design). Edged it with a copper Krylon leafing pen, and adhered it to a bright red cardstock. 

Glued my large greenish background to my main white Mayfair cardstock, Glued the ribbons down with the tacky tape, then my square section. Added the Peel Offs "Happy Birthday and stars".

 NOTE: This is one of the designs on the Peel Offs "Birthday" sheet that have just been released and will be available around Jan 2008 to retail outlets, It comes in gold, silver, black, and white. There will also be "It's a Boy, It's a Girl", You're Invited" Congratulations" "Thanks & "Love". Two more will be coming out later in the year I think.


Detail of card (pity you can't see all the nuances of color and the glimmer.


Detail of Rice Paper background


The whole background sheet




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