Hi friends! Happy Monday! Please join me in welcoming special guest Cheiron Brandon back to the blog! She’s made a colorful and delicious looking Birthday card to share today! Read on to learn the details and enjoy!
Hi there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron here with my monthly post using Tim Holtz products. I am sure by now you have seen the newest color in the Tim Holtz Ranger Ink Distress line…Salvaged Patina. When I first swatched this fabulous color it made me think of a Blue Hawaiian cocktail and inspired the fun mixed media style card I have for you today.
I love making Mini Slimline cards. These are really close to a #8 tag size and are super fun to work with using mixed media techniques. I cut a panel of Distress White Heavystock using the Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Rectangle dies. I ink blended the entire panel using Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink, then I stenciled over it with the Bouquet stencil using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I stenciled only part of the panel to give it a more organic effect.
I stamped the stamp from the Cocktail Blueprints in Black Soot Archival Distress Ink onto my panel where I wanted my image to go. Don’t worry, we are going to add paper on top of it. On a separate piece of Distress Watercolor cardstock, I stamped the cocktail again. I colored it with Distress Reinkers in Salvaged Patina, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, and Candied Apple. I cut the image out (don’t be precious about trying to cut out the cherry stem or the umbrella handle – as those are stamped on your main panel) and paper pieced it onto the stamped image on my panel with foam tape.
I added a piece of cardboard paper to the bottom and a sticker from the Idea-ology Sentiments Label Stickers and adhered the panel to a card base. To finish the card I added a bit of Glossy Accents to the cherry once to card was assembled to make it even more festive. Cheers!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and the Cheiron for being our guest!