Stenciled Birthday Wishes

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Today I have a simple and colorful birthday card for you. It’s amazing the things you can do with Distress inks and a little water. I have to admit, my card stock (Stampin Up Whisper White) had a weird reaction to this project and left me all these little dots. I still love the end result, and thought you’d like to see something that didn’t turn out perfect – but is still cool is my eyes!

Creative Tips: 

  • First you’ll want to blend some fun and bright colors for the background. I used Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, and a little Barn Door.

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  • Next, pop the Moroccan stencil from Simon Says Stamp right over and mist it with water – keep your mist light.  That will started to lighten the card immediately.
  • Once you have the desired look, place your stencil back over and add a little more color – but keep it light.
  • I didn’t want to take away from the fun background, so I added a sentiment on some torn vellum, & kept the matting light to keep the clean and simple feel.
  • For some further embellishment – add some paper piercing to the white.

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The end result is a fun, colorful card that pops!

I thought I’d play along at a new challenge for me – Seize the Birthday – how cool is that a challenge dedicated just to birthdays! Love that!

I’ve been in major stenciling mode the past few weeks, creating some cool pieces for a fun class – Creative Stencils & Mediums over at StampNation. Here’s a peek at some of the Design Teams examples from the last lesson, mine is the blue one:

Stamp Nation Birthday Bash CSM 10 snippets

Thanks for joining me today. Keep those fingers inky – I do!

Ingrid Blackburn - The Creative Grove


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  1. Pretty background to show case the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. So pretty Ingrid. Love the mix of colours for your cool background. xx

  3. Really cool background! It’s so Moroccan! Love the ripped vellum too! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!
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  4. Oooh! LOVE how this turned out, Ingrid!

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