Every year I make a special, personalized card for the student I interpret for. This year she'll be turning 17! I wanted to make her a card that was still fun, but a little more grown up. The Whimsy Alphabet was the perfect choice. Who doesn't love receiving something with their name on it?
I started by die cutting her name out of masking paper with the Whimsy Alphabet Dies. Instead of lining up her name horizontally I thought it would be more interesting to stack the letters, in twos, vertically. I adhered the die cut masks to a piece of white cardstock. Using a bone folder, I burnished the masks to make sure they were adhered well and I would get a clean edge when the masks were removed.
Using a mini ink blending tool and Shell Pink Pure Color Dye Ink, I applied color on top of the masked letters. I tried to concentrate most of the color around the letters and let it gradually lighten as it got towards the edge of the cardstock panel. Once I was happy with the amount of color I had applied, I let that layer of ink dry.
Still leaving the masks in place I began stamping flowers from the Feathers & Florals stamp set. I used the same Shell Pink for some, but also added in Little Piggy and Sweet Gelato. I used black ink to add centers to the flowers. Now the fun part, removing the masks!
I adhered a few die cut and stamped flowers on top to add a little dimension and draw the eye to her name. I hope she likes this year's birthday card!
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