Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday!
This time around the "Toppings" option is Stencil. You can also chose to do an "Anything Goes" birthday card, the choice is yours!
I chose to use the option of Stencil. My card is super simple, because I'm trying out a new product for the first time and I wanted to focus on using it. After watching a few videos featuring Clarity Stencil Brushes, I had to have them and then they sat on my shelf for months. I was happy about this challenge as it pushed me to finally use them. I absolutely love how seamlessly the colors blend using them. I used only three colors of ink for my background but I feel like it looks like so much more.
I must add that I was inspired by this card from my amazing bloggy friend Shannon. I loved the layout and autumnal colors, and substituted numbers for the leaves as I needed an age specific masculine card. Thanks, Shannon!
Stamp Sets: Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Wet Cement, Cup O' Joe, Just Rust, Butter Bar (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Classic Numbers Dies (Hero Arts), English Brick Wall Stencil (My Favorite Things), Stencil Brushes (Clarity)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Echo Park)
I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!
Inky hugs :)