Amazing Birthday Card Concept

Hi friends! Welcome to March! It's hard to believe in just a little over a week my little guys will be turning 5. They are so excited for it to be their birthday month. Like the kind of excited I forgot was possible regarding a birthday. {grin}

Mixed-media card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Today also marks a new challenge over at The Card Concept. If you've been reading a while you'll probably guess that aqua plus just about any other color is my favorite combination.  So when I saw the fabulous aqua and lime inspiration, my fingers itching to get inky. I was inspired to get out my distress inks, since I've been watching all sorts of videos on the new Distress Oxide inks. I don't have any of the new ones yet, but had a whole lot of fun splishing and a splashing with the originals and a few Altenew colors mixed in too.

Mixed-media card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com

I used a fun mesh stencil with the inks, dripping water here and there and spritzing with some white linen dylusions spray at the end. I was so happy to find that one of the extra mixed-media backgrounds I did a while back with Magicals powders fit perfectly with the color theme, so added a torn piece of that with a bit of cheesecloth tucked in underneath it.

Mixed-media card by Julee Tilman using Verve Stamps. www.poeticartistry.blogspot.com
Next I took some of the inks and smooshed them onto an acrylic block to make the splotchy paper I stamped the poppies from Poppy Birthday on.  I cut them with the coordinating Build a Poppy Die Set, then added some black Enamel Accents to the centers.  I really love that deep, glossy look.  So fabulous!  The sentiment is stamped on white cardstock and then I layered everything together adding in a Prima leaf behind the poppies, then accenting with some self-adhesive pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you're inspired to give The Card Concept challenge a go. Hop on over to their blog to see the beautiful creations the rest of the designers are sharing today.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white (Neenah)
Ink: twisted citron, peacock feathers, ground espresso, broken china, peeled paint, tumbled glass, black soot (Ranger Distress), lagoon, mountain forest, forest glades (Altenew), Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal and Sassy Sapphire Magical Powders (Lindys Stamp Gang), white linen spray (Dylusions), onyx black (Versafine)
Accessories: Build a Poppy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE)Mesh Layering Stencil (Stamper's Anonymous), cheesecloth, leaf (Prima), pearl stickers, whipped spackle (Faber Castell), star stencil (Delta Plaid), heavy gesso (Prima)






9 comments

  1. Julee, you keep coming up with AMAZING ideas week after week! I love all these distressed layers and your fun color combination! Awesome!

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  2. Fabulous colours combo and great mixed media card! Love the pearls details!

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  3. This is simply gorgeous! I love those colours too :). Ox

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  4. This is so pretty. Love the colors.

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  5. WOW Julee! This is amazing! I love the flowers - they look 3D at first glance and the curled up edges, the silver leaves, the pearls - LOVE it ALL!

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  6. Stunning card Julie, I love your pretty layers and beautiful flowers.

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  7. I just adore these colours done shabbily!!! I love every detail. The shiny elements add the perfect finish. Gorgeous.

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  8. Gorgeous!!! I just love the stars! And that cheesecloth layering!

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