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Blue Birthday Greetings

Hi there! I'm back this week with a super sparkly, mixed media birthday card.

Remember last week when I used a water color panel? This is the other water color panel I created, it came out with lots more blue/green/yellow colors. And the black panel? It was created MONTHS ago (#truth) using a Hero Arts stencil and some matte embossing paste which I colored black - just mixed the embossing paste with some black ink.

Trying to give you a peek at the shimmer. :D

I stamped and embossed the flowers from WPlus9 Kind Soul onto the water color panel and then trimmed by hand. It was a bit too big for my panel, so I cut it down and mounted a smaller portion at the bottom to kind of 'wrap around' the happy birthday sentiment. The happy was cut with a Heidi Swapp die, the 'birthday' was black embossed on a white strip of paper. I threaded the paper through the first 'p' and the 'y' of the word happy. Before cutting apart the flowers, I spritzed them heavily with some shimmer mist - lots of sparkle! Finished it off by flinging on some paint, some sequins and enamel dots (man, forgot how much I love those enamel dots).

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!


Stamps: WPlus9 Kind Soul, MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
Papers: Ranger Distress water color, PTI True Black and Hawaiian Shores
Accessorieswhite embossing powderblack embossing powderenamel dots, PPP sequins (no holes), Heidi Swapp happy die, paint (watered down), shimmer mist spray, matte embossing paste, Hero Arts stencil


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