Birthday Card Using Distress Ink

May 23, 2019
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As you can see, I can’t get enough of the super cute Beary Special Birthday Stamp set from My Favorite Things! If you read my previous post, you saw how I use some patterned paper to make the background for a birthday card using an image from this stamp set. If you haven’t checked out that post, click here to view it. For this card, I decided to use the bear who has eaten way too much cake and can’t get up! It is super cute, and I can relate to this bear when I have had WAY too much dessert on my birthday!

I chose to use Tim Holtz distress ink to watercolor the bear and cake. I stamped the image used Versafine Black Onyx ink to stamp out my image onto watercolor paper. I then added clear embossing powder and heat set it. I always do heat embossing when I watercolor because it helps me keep the color within the lines. I pressed the ink pads onto a glass work surface and picked up the colors using a wet brush and painted the stamped image with the following colors: picked raspberry, seedless preserves, brushed corduroy, and antique linen.

While my stamped image was drying, I cut a circle out of Bristol smooth paper with a stitched circle die. I used a blending tool to color the circle with raspberry and seedless preserves. I attached the colored image to the circle with some foam tape and added a subtle amount of glitter over the cake in with a Zig Wink of Stella pen. I glued the circle onto the center of a patterned card stock cut using a 3×3 dotted square die. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment on the outside and “so much cake, so little room” on the inside with memento dew drops ink in sweet plum. I attached the entire piece to a 4×4 top folding notecard. I love sparkle, so I added some sequins to finish it off!

happy birthday distress closeup

List of materials used:

Neenah Classic Solar White card stock 80lb and 110 lb

Patterned or Colored cardstock

Bristol Smooth cardstock

My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday Stamp and Die-namics

Sizzix Framelits Dotted Square Dies

Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle Dies

Tim Holtz Distress Ink (picked raspberry, seedless preserves, antique linen, and brushed corduroy)

Tim Holtz blending tool

Memento Dew Drops (sweet plum)

Zig Wink of Stella

Scotch foam tape

Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Assorted Sequins

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