This was a fun card. For the background paper I used a stencil and two different colors of distress oxide ink: peacock feathers and salty ocean. The stencil I used was MFT Chunky Herringbone. I first used Peacock feathers and inked the card stock using heavy ink toward the top and lighter ink toward the bottom for a gradient look. Then I turned the stencil and used Salty Ocean to get some overlap areas and a neat pattern on the card stock, again using heavy ink toward the top and lighter ink toward the bottom. I cut the panel down a bit and then added the sentiment. The sentiment is from MFT All About You stamp set, I double heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then die cut with MFT Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips. The large "You" is die cut from MFT You Trio and then mounted on blue fun foam cut from the same die. I toyed with adding some sequinsto the card but decided not to since I am sending it to a guy.
I am entering these challenges:
- MFT Sketch challenge: sketch
- Simon Says Wednesday challenge: make your own background
- The Outlawz Friday challenge: birthday
- The Male Room: Birthday for a male
- Tuesday Throwdown: stenciling
- Try Stampin' on Tuesday: add dimension without foam tape
I have another busy weekend. The twins will be back on Sunday and we have friends coming for dinner tomorrow evening. Have to get busy, busy, busy cooking and cleaning. Hope your weekends is more relaxing! Take care!