I’m trying to get ahead a bit on some of my cardmaking today. My oldest grandson’s birthday is in March and he love’s pirates. I’m combining 4 different stamps (5 if you count the balloon ribbon). All of these digi stamps are from Eureka Stamps, they have an entire line of these balloon – stay tuned you never know when I’ll get around to using others I have!
I’m using this sketch from Woodware are my layout inspiration.
I used one of my favorite tools, copic markers – I love to color my images. I’m still learning but I’ve definitely come a long way since I first started. Another of my favorite tools is my embossing folders, the only thing I use more than my folders are my variety of dies.
I’m using one of the older BasicGrey papers, Granola for the base of my card. I liked the color of the paper but I wanted a bit of texture so I ran it through a steampunk embossing folder and lightly swiped the surface is distress ink. I then took another strip of the same paper and ran it through this time using swiss dots and lightly swiping it this time with Momento black ink, a quick and easy way to make polka-dotted paper!
I stamped Happy Birthday using a PTI stamp, the number 7 is a vinyl sticker and the rest of the sentiment I printed out and matted. A few black flat-backed rhinestones were added to complete the card.
I think my grandson is going to love his birthday card and I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by! Dee
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