Hi everyone! So happy to be hoppin’ again with the Krew. This month’s theme is “Happy Birthday” and I used some great pieces from the Expressions in Ink suite to create my card.
To start out, I used a whisper white card base and adhered a panel of Pale Papya from the 2021-2022 In colors DSP. Next I matted a piece of the beautiful expresssions in ink DSP on Whisper White and placed those in the center of my card front. This is definitely a card where I let the beautiful paper do most of the work.
To make the leaf decoration, I used the artistic dies and cut it out of vellum. Since vellum is pretty transparent I brushed a bit of soft succulent ink on the back and let that dry. Next I brushed wink of stella on the front of the vellum, and let that dry.
While that was drying, I took a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock and cut the ticket shape from the Bloom dies. Since I don’t have the Fresh Freesia inkpad, I used a little trick, I stamped my birthday sentiment from the Simply Elegant stamp set in Versamark ink. This makes it appear as if I used the in color ink, but really it just makes the stamped area a darker tone of whatever card stock you are stamping on.
To put it all together, I used very small glue dots (like the ones that come in a paper pumpkin kit) on the vellum leaves in areas that the ink was heaviest. I used Stampin Dimensionals for the Fresh Freesia sentiment, and the layers of the card were adhered with liquid glue.
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my card! I know you will also enjoy the rest of the Krew’s creations so be sure to check them out as well!