Sunday, June 26, 2016

It's another Birthday

Hi everyone.  I'm back again with a birthday card for MIM #253 and for SSS Wednesday Challenge: Add some shimmer.

For Make It Monday challenge this week, Betsy has us using the reverse stenciling technique.  I have stencils, but not from PTI, so I used one of my latest from Hero Arts.

SU's Green Galore CS
Gina K Pure Luxury White CS
PTI's Amethyst Allure and Vintage Jadette inks
Hero Art's Bold Floral Stencil
Memory Box Isabella Butterfly die
PTI's Big Basics Birthday Die
PTI's Tip Top Die
Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen

The Green Galore CS looked too plain, so I did stencil it with the same HA stencil and also used my new Clarity brushes, too.  They give such a soft look. 

After I put the card together, I decided it needed some glitz, so I pulled out my new favorite Glitter Pen by Spectrum Noir and glitz the butterfly and the birthday wishes sentiment.  I like it better then Wink of Stella.  I think it has more shimmer.  Little did I know that Simon Says Wednesday challenge was add some shimmer until I looked before starting my blog post.  Yea!  my card works for two it when that happens.

Thanks, Betsy, for a great technique, and for making me pull out my brayer!  I had to search for it, though!  Thank you for stopping by, I love it when you do and have a great week.


  1. Love how you mixed the two colors in this soft-colored design! Lovely indeed!So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add Some Shimmer” Challenge! Super work!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the colors you used for your reverse stenciling. So soft and elegant!

  3. the colors in this card Sue!! (And here I thought I was the only one with Green Galore cs left!!) Your Reverse Stenciling came out so pretty with that HA it! Really like how you blended your colors on the die cut Happy Birthday too...very pretty! LOVE that butterfly too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

  4. What a great technique - love how you've done the sentiment and the soft colours you've used!

  5. Love the reverse stenciling and pretty mix of colors you used!


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