Saturday, February 13, 2021

Blended Slimline Birthday Card

      I can't believe my only child turned 19 today! He LOVES every shade of blue, so I played with blending my Lindy's Gang Sprays on his birthday card, adding purple for his birthstone, amethyst. 

     Stamping was the first step using the Prima (Salvage District) Stamp with Ranger Archival (Jet Black) Ink onto heavy white cardstock. Then I used a flat brush to blend Lindy's Gang Sprays from the bottom with Ocean Breeze Blue, Delphinium Turquoise, Afternoon Delight Denim, and Urban Amethyst on top. The slimline  was perfect to showcase the Circuit Stencil from Creative Embellishments with Prima Heavy Black Gesso applied to it. Once dry, I lightly went over it with (Old Silver) Finnabair Metallique Wax.

     I also added the same wax to the numbers done with the Tim Holtz (Numbered) Stencil.

     The sentiment was stamped with the Savvy Sayings Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, and embossed with Emerald Creek (Black Cherry) Aroma Embossing Powder. It's framed with black gesso added to a section of the (Rivet) Stencil from Creative Embellishments, and also finished with wax, with a strip of silver ribbon underneath. 

     Thanks for looking, and have a great week! 

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  1. Very cool card! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Gorgeous background!
    Thanks for joining Tuesday Morning Sketches.
    xxx Margreet DT

  3. Awesome card for your son!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie - TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. A great mix of colours and background. Thank you for joining our 'Masculine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. Super cool slim line! Love the colors! Nicely done with the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  6. What an amazingly cool card for your 19yr old! The blended background looks fantastic and the stencil and layers of gesso and silver ribbon create such a fabulous effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. Looks like this would be a very tactile card with the wax. The black looks great against the coloured background. Chantell Just Add Ink.

  8. A great design and perfect for your 19yr old. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

  9. So pleased that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ TTPH

  10. Very interesting. Great use of techniques. Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges. Good luck!