Friday, July 29, 2016

Paper craft project no. 452: Seriously amazing

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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  1. Fabulous take on Becca's mood board. Vibrant and fun card just like the birthday girl x

  2. Looks like you enjoyed a lot making this card! Becca would surely love it!! :) :)

  3. Awwww - this whole post was one amazing ball of fun to read through! Ha! I'm glad to read that it's not just me who frequently can't find the tool or thingamabob I'm looking for!! So artsy, so colorful, so amazing!! Just like you! Thanks for taking the time to play along in my birthday shindig (because, hey, I don't need all the responsibility of never letting you forget about your mistakes). ;)

  4. Seriously Amazing, is right. All that vibrant, rich color just pops my eyes right outta my head, girl. Becca apparently liked it as much as I do.

  5. Wow! This is a "seriously amazing" card! Love the Gelli printing...I don't have one, but have been tempted many times!

  6. You've most definitely captured the MOOD!! wow!! your designs are stunning.

    Thanks a bunch for joining the fun at Seize The Birthday!


  7. Fabulous card Shery! It's so colourful and striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Wow, so vibrant - just like the birthday girl ;) And a *seriously amazing* take on the mood boards! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday, Shery!


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