Hello! I am over at a2z Scrapbooking today with a birthday card for you. We always need those. I enjoyed working with the digital images recently and I really wanted to use one of the sentiments from the Hero Arts Special Day digital kit.
I started with the background. I put down three colors of Hero Arts reactive ink and let that dry. Then I dropped some Hero Arts Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink on my craft mat. I watered that down and painted it over my panel. Here is another look where you can see the shimmer more. In real life it looks very nice and shimmery and the balloons show up better. That Glimmer Metallic Ink is pretty cool stuff.
I let the panel dry. I took one of the balloons from the Hero Arts Birthday Bash digital kit and sized it, tilted the balloons and copy and pasted to make the background pattern. I printed the balloons on that painted/inked sheet of paper.
For the sentiment I inked up some paper with one of the reactive inks I used on the background. After the ink dried I printed the sized sentiment on that. The I cut around the sentiment using a die.
I put a couple mats/panels under the main panel. I also have fun foam under the painted/inked panel and the sentiment to add a little dimension.
I created another very similar card only in pink and orange.
Boy only a few days ago and I forgot exactly what I did for the background. I was doing a whole bunch of things to come up with ones that I liked… So I think this is either Distress inks or sprays and smooshing. I printed the same balloons over the ink. For the sentiment I blended Distress ink on a piece of paper and ran it through the printer to print the sentiment. Then I sprayed some gold Perfect Pearls in water over the sentiment only. The sentiment is also raised with foam.
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