ID: MC ggd June - Saran Paint the Town Happy Birthday card
5"w x 7"h

Created: June 12, 2010
I love doing saran wrap backgrounds. This one is a little over the top color wise BIG GRIN

Saran Wrap Backgrounds is also the theme on gg designs this month. Deb Lovett gives a nice tutorial for the background.

It also covers a few other challenges:
Caardvarks wet or dry embossing

Moxie Fab world  image inspiration
Creative Cottage  #14 Going Pink
Cuttlebug Challenge #87 Cuttlebug Folder & Paint the Town
S2G challenge Pink
Stamp Something Create something Happy

I just got a batch of new watercolors from Daniel Smith and wanted to play with some of them. So used Ultamarine Red, Quinacridone Fuchsia, & Black Tourmaline Genuine. Did one background on cheap watercolor paper and one on 110# white cardstock. The one I used here is from the watercolor paper. Even though I used the same colors the effects are not the same on the different papers.

I misted my paper with some water, added some water to the colors and just randomly applied them in a single brush stroke across the paper, then with the other color, letting them bleed. I then went in with touches of the black. Allowed the colors to sit a few minutes and do their thing, then pressed my scrunched up saran wrap on top and putting a weight on everything for a couple hours. This turned out to be a very bright background... That Fuchsia is something else.

So rather than use it as a solid background I decided to cut it up. Rubber stamped the tube of paint and paintbrush (gg designs "funky art tools") with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed it, then cut it out. Just a note, the paintbrush is a solid image, but I wanted the brush tip to be the background paper, so I only inked the edge of the brush - like a line drawing.

Ran a piece of white cardstock through the Cuttlebug with one of the new folders "Typeset" #2000204, brayered the high points with Distress Worn Lipstick, then embossed with Bubblegum Pink. Cut it down to size.

Sponged Kaleidacolor pinks around the edges of my main white card, then adhered the typeset layer.

Cut wavy lines on some of the background paper and adhered it to the card, edge to edge. One of the pieces I ended in a point to mimic the brushstroke of paint. Adhered my paint tube and brush.

I added the words in a funky style using a black Zig Writer and rubber stamped the words Happy Birthday (Quietfire Design).

Moxie Fab world trigger


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