Today's card is one in a set of three birthday cards for three friends celebrating July birthdays. I was inspired by a recent Kristina video to try an emboss resist layering technique with those yummy Oxides. Boy, oh boy, do I love Tim's new inks!!!
In Kristina's video, she used a stamp with nice, wide stripe. Since I didn't have one of these in my stash, I used a stencil with a narrower set of stripes. I decided to go with a diagonal angle that seemed perfect for a happy card.
The second difference in our cards is that Kristina's colors were more pastel in nature, while my colors ended up being brighter. While I was initially disappointed in this difference, my brighter/bolder colors work well for a birthday card.
Since these colorful backgrounds turned out so well, I decided to go with just a bold two-part sentiment in black... and a few small embellishments. At least two of the cards are going snail mail -- and the panels were popped using foam backing, so I stuck with cardstock elements... skipping sequins this time around. Finally, "happy" is three-ply, with the bottom two layers cut from Recollection value paper... but a Stampin' Up top layer.
Since my card has heat-embossed stripes, I'm going to link it up at the Simon Says Touchy Feely and Emboss It Challenges.
Thanks so much for the inspiration, Kristina! Love, love, love this technique. :)
Think that's it for this weekend. Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!