Hubby and I are off on our holibobs to Mexico tomorrow - YAY!!
So continuing on from Thursday's post I am showing you more of the cards I made using the Stampin' Up brushstrokes stamp, distress inks and a spritz of water.
I made tons of these backgrounds last week, I found it very therapeutic after a busy day at work!
I also have a big thing for stripes and this stamp was NOT cheap, but I had to have it...
I love the main photo today, so simple, but really impactful - I added a strip of red paper to my cardstock and then added the stripey background slightly over that.
I have a safety pin that has scraps of ribbon attached to it, hanging from my pinboard and I found the red ribbon there.
I stamped the sentiment after adding the ribbon, as I couldn't decide what it should say...
The 'It's your day' stamp jumped out at me and works really well here, it's from Birthday Bisque by Jillibean Soup.
Obviously I made another card using these fun backgrounds..
This one was super simple and the brushstrokes background was smaller - no trimming, I trim all the watercolour paper to size before I go crazy with the ink and the spritzing! So they look really natural.
I love these textured card blanks and I can ONLY buy them when they are on sale..
I die-cut the Ellen Hutson 'Treat Yo Self' in a contrasting blue and popped it out with foam tape.
Whenever I use this die, I stamp '..it's your birthday' inside..
I love making backgrounds, so much fun and super handy for when your mojo escapes you.