Family is everything. Few would argue that point. One year ago, these little precious angels were born! What a scare they gave us! They were preemies and spent months in the NICU. When they finally came home, they had to wear monitors that went off every day to signal that they had stopped breathing! Today, thank God, we celebrate their FIRST BIRTHDAY! They are my Great Nephews (my sister’s Grandchildren) and currently the only babies in our family so we are all obsessed with them! LOL! I created two very similar cards for them using Distress Inks and Stains. The tutorial is below. Enjoy! 😀 Click here to subscribe to my mailing list for exclusive samples.
I started with Distress Stains in different shades of blue. I sprayed Watercolor Paper with lots of water and then swiped the Distress Stains up and down on the card stock. Once all four colors were on the card stock, I sprayed the whole surface with water to blend the colors and then heat set it.
I used Distress Ink in two coordinating colors to blend over the card surface to enrich the colors.
I smushed some Picket Fence Distress Stain onto a Craft Sheet and used a Watercolor Brush to pick up the color and then splashed it onto the surface of both cards.
Faded Jeans Distress Ink was applied through a Faded Dots Stencil and”How Wonderful Life is Now You’re in the World” from Random Quotes was stamped in Black Archival Ink.
Distress Stains were used to dye Crinkle Ribbon which was attached to the card front using Glue Dots. TH Typeset Alphabet Strip and Newsprint were used to die cut letters spelling out their names which were then attached using 2-Way Glue. The #1 was cut from SU! Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using SU! Perfect Print Die Cuts.
Finally, the card front was attached to a card base of SU! Pacific Point Cardstock that was cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored and folded at 4-1/4″. A piece of Whisper White card stock 4″ x 5-1/4″ was attached to the inside of the card. I hope you enjoyed celebrating this special day with me! Click here to subscribe to my mailing list for exclusive samples.
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