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Big Birthday Wishes Slimline Card

Hi BRI friends, Sara here!

I am back with a new card, inspired by the July BRI Mood Board Challenge.  


I really love this color palette, I think this is one of my favorite so far!
So, this is my inspiration! 

 

This time, I started with the background. I wasn’t sure how to make my scene, I didn’t know what stamp to use, but I wanted to play with Ranger alcohol ink. I have a “love and hate” relationship with this medium, because I really love the result but I am afraid of the process because you cannot control it LOL. But I thought it was the perfect time to try them! So I took out three colors that matched the Mood Board: Poppy Field, Peach Bellini and Wild Plum. I used Yupo Paper and I started applying some blending solution and some drops of color. I knew I wanted to make a slimline, but I started with a bigger sheet, so I could decide what section I like more. I also knew I wanted to leave a large white space, so I put ink only on one corner. When I got the result I wanted, I stopped the process.

 
I then die cut the slimline using the Trinity StampsModern Embossed Slimline and I decided what to create with the background. I took out a really recent purchase, the Big Birthday Wishes die from Mama Elephant and I die cut the birthday wishes script. I wanted a tone on tone effect, so I was careful to keep all the small pieces. I also die cut three times the same script from white cardstock, in order to create some depth behind the “final” layer.


At the end, I stamped the giant flying dragon from “Me and my dragon” stamp set and the smaller one from “Dragon wishes” and colored them with Copic markers, using the same colors of the palette. I also white heat embossed the smallest sentiment on a piece of black cardstock: it was perfect to “coordinate” the birthday wishes with my scene.
As a finishing touch, I matted the scene with a 8,5”x3,75” piece of black cardstock.

 
I think it was a fun process, and I love how the card turned out (even if the Alcohol inks are soooo unpredictable!). I really hope you will like too. See you next month!
Hugs from Italy!
Sara

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