... Good morning!! I'm on a bit of a roll! I'm here to share a birthday card with you. Ben, my son, asked me to make a birthday card for a friend of his - the fun it is that her birthday is on 31 October - a genuine Halloween birthday. Ben wanted a cute Halloween card, and this is what I made:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Boo and Friends, Peek a Boo Sentiments; Lawn Fawn - Simply Celebrate Fall; Avery Elle - Inside Birthday Greetings
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx, In the Navy, Blue Denim, Dark Orchid, Passionate Pink, Tangerine Twist; Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Versmark
Dies: Gina K - Master Layout 8; WMS - Witch; Lawn Fawn - Simply Celebrate Fall
Accessories: White Card; SU Card - Tangelo Twist; Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Frost; Copics; White & Clear Embossing Powder; Gansai Tambi Opal Paints - #634 Pink, #695 - Gold, #663 - Blue; Nuvo - Clear Aquashimmer Brush
I'm submitting this card to Happy Little Stampers Birthday Challenge - HLSBC#10 where it's always anything goes.
I decided to make a 5" x 7" card to give the cute witch ghost plenty of room to fly!! I made the cardbase from orange cardstock. I created the night sky by blending Gina K inks - they blend beautifully and dry to a lovely smooth finish. I used a stitch edge die to cut out the panel and added some 'stars' by splattering shimmer paints onto the background. Once dry, I added a bit more shimmer with a frosty shimmer spray all over. Sadly, Waltzingmouse Stamps closed up shop some years ago, but they are still among my most favourite stamps sets. I love this cute witch ghost. I used my Misti to stamp her on white card, removed the image and coloured with Copic markers. I returned the image to the MISTI, restamped and heat embossed with clear powder. I used the matching die to cut out the image. As you can never have too much shimmer on a card, I added some clear shimmer to the ghost with a clear aquashimmer brush. I also stamped a row of cute pumpkins, coloured with Copics and cut out with the matching die. I adhered the images to the panel and finished by stamping a fun, pun sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder. I adhered the whole panel to the front of the 5" x 7" notecard. Inside I kept things simple. I edged the white panel with a dark grey marker, stamped a birthday greeting in bright orange ink and added a fun greeting below. I finished by adding some small stars.
You can't see the shimmer in the photo above, so I took a close-up to try and show it - not entirely successful, but you can see the blue and pink 'stars'.