Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday

When I watched this Layered Inking video by Jennifer McGuire, I knew I had to try it. I had a crafty play date on Saturday, so I brought what I needed and I made this:

I still can't believe I made that background. Lots of dauber action, but it's pretty easy. I used Simon Says Stamp Island Blue card stock with Unicorn White pigment ink and Simon's Island Blue dye ink with a Crafters Workshop stencil.

The toughest part for me was actually the sentiment. I wanted block letters instead of script, but that meant they were all separate, and I'd have to line them up. I know me pretty well, and I didn't trust myself to get them straight, so I die-cut the words out of the blue piece and just filled them in with white letters. The letters are actually three or four layers ... I just kept going, and going ...

I thought the card needed something vertical, so I added two thin strips of card stock on the left.

Then I stared at it a while. It was too linear and it needed something, but what? I wanted to put a bow or something on the top left, but my pal said that was too predictable, so she pulled out some star stickers and we played with that for a bit until we ended up with what you see here. I really like how it turned out!

I've got a few more cards from my play date that I'll share later.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love it. Need to try this technique!

  2. Love it. Need to try this technique!

  3. Wow! That background looks so dimensional. I really like how this card came out. The stars are the perfect finishing touch. Is predictable really all that bad though?

  4. Your card looks fantastic. I must try this technique. Die cutting the letters was a stroke of genius! I am still chuckling over the "needed something linear" and "it was too linear" lines. :D

  5. This ended up being a very nice card. I'm going to have to look up Jennifer's video on this technique. I think the stars are a hit. Have a good day.

  6. That looks great! I had to read the description to know it wasn't embossed. I saw that video but haven't tried it yet.

  7. This is very, very cool. I need to try this.. maybe tomorrow :)

  8. This is awesome! Gotta try this technique, too! Speaking of happy birthday.....happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day! Sending hugs!

  9. You rocked this one. It looks so dimensional! I will have to give it a try too, great for a one layer card I imagine. The stars are perfect and the whole card looks wonderful. --- Birthday---you had a birthday??? Well Happy Belated.


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