Someone seriously amazing recently turned 30 and she's throwing a party! I may not be a party animal, but I made sure I joined in on the celebrations because she's
never going to let me hear the end of it a darn special girl :o) So here's my little contribution to your birthday bash, dear Becca!
With that mood board, how could I not take out my acrylic paints, brayer, Gelli plate, and go crazy? After I scared myself for about 15 minutes when I couldn't find my Gelli plate, I pulled these two prints:
I brayered acrylic paints then stamped with the Artsy Tribal Doodles stamps. The one on the right is the first print. The one on the left is the second (obviously!) print I pulled. When monoprinting, I usually like the second print mainly because it often looks more artsy/grungy/distressed than the first print that it hardly needs anything else done to it. So as soon as I saw the super cool second print, I die-cut the A2 panel with the CUTplorations rectangle die with the crazy stitching. Then I die-cut "seriously" and "amazing" twice each: on plain card stock and on the first print. Because I'm not one to really fiddle-diddle with layering die-cuts (and I don't have the patience for it), I simply dipped my fingers into my jar of matte gel medium (I couldn't find the paint brush I use for this) and slathered it all over the panel before layering the words on it. That takes care of keeping the words stuck onto the panel and to each other as well as sealing the card front.
That's pretty much it -- phew! And this card's now on its way to a seriously amazing woman. I already sent her a birthday card, but since I made this one for her party, it would be pretty silly if I kept it in my stash or sent it to someone else on their birthday ;o)
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