I am on the Avery Elle blog today with a birthday card featuring the Big Greetings stamp set. The sentiments in this set are so pretty and their size and scale can easily command attention all on their own.
To create the background, I sponged Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers) on a panel of Distress Specialty stamping paper. Using Distress Speciality stamping paper was a new (and accidental) experience for me. I was shopping online and thought I was ordering Distress Watercolor Paper- whoops! Anyway, it was a happy accident because the paper has a special coating on it which makes blending ink a breeze. Once I added the ink, I used a baby wipe to further smooth out and blend the inks.
I let the panel dry completely and stamped "happy birthday" from the Big Greeting stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed it along with some of the stars included in the stamp set with white embossing powder. I added just a couple clear sequins for a little extra sparkle. I trimmed the panel down and adhered it to a notecard from the Citrus Collection A2 Folded Card set.
Well that's it for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle Design Team!
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