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Birthday Bus

Hey crafty friends!

It's Jung here, and I'm so excited to be back as the guest designer of the day!  I created a fun birthday card, which is pretty gender neutral, and would be perfect for both your friends and kids!

I used the Avery Elle Birthday Bus stamp set for my card.  It's so fun and cute, I love it!  This time, I liked the way the images looked when I fussy cut them, but other times I like to use the coordinating Birthday Bus Elle-ments dies.  

To create my card:
  1. Using my MISTI, and Lawn Fawn jet black ink, I stamped the images from the Avery Elle Birthday Bus stamp set onto white cardstock.  
  2. I colored in the images with copic markers.
  3. I added a bit of detail to my images with a white gel pen.
  4. I fussy cut the images, then colored the edges with a Memento black marker.
  5. On another piece of white cardstock, I used the My Favorite Things cloud stencil, Tumbled Glass distress ink, and an ink blender to create soft fluffy clouds.  I used post it tape to mask off the lower third of my cardstock.
  6. I peeled up the post-it tape, and using another piece of  post-it tape, I masked off the bottom half of my cardstock, this time about 1/4 inch lower that when I masked off for my clouds.  Using Mowed Lawn distress ink and my ink blending tool, I created grass/greenery.  I started my ink blending tool on the post-it tape, then kind of flicked the ink blending tool onto the cardstock.  
  7. I peeled up the post it tape, then took another piece of post it tape, and masked off the grass and sky that I just created.  Using Pumice Stone distress ink, I colored in the rest of the cardstock creating a road. 
  8. I diecut the background scene using a stitched rectangle die.
  9. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Versafine ink.  I added some clear embossing powder, and heat set for a bold look.
  10. I attached the background panel to my card base using fun foam.
  11. I adhered the bus and presents with foam squares to make them pop off the card.  I glued on the smoke cloud and the balloons directly to the background.  I also drew in the strings for the balloon. 
  12. To finish off my card, I added some glossy accents to the balloons and the wheel hubcaps.

Supplies used:

That's it for me today!  Copic markers and Distress Inks seem to be my go-to when card making.  How about you?  Is there something you always gravitate toward when making cards?
I hope I've inspired you to get crafty!  Don't forget to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop, and have a lovely day!


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