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:
- Using my MISTI, and Lawn Fawn jet black ink, I stamped the images from the Avery Elle Birthday Bus stamp set onto white cardstock.
- I colored in the images with copic markers.
- I added a bit of detail to my images with a white gel pen.
- I fussy cut the images, then colored the edges with a Memento black marker.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I diecut the background scene using a stitched rectangle die.
- I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Versafine ink. I added some clear embossing powder, and heat set for a bold look.
- I attached the background panel to my card base using fun foam.
- 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.
- To finish off my card, I added some glossy accents to the balloons and the wheel hubcaps.
- Lawn Fawn jet black ink
- Avery Elle Birthday Bus stamp set
- Copic Markers
- Memento tuxedo black marker
- My Favorite Things cloud stencil
- Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone
- Versafine onyx black ink
- Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder
- Glossy Accents
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!