Friday, August 4, 2017

16 Candles

Happy Friday! 

I am sharing a few birthday cards made for some upcoming 16th birthdays.  I went for a mixed media approach on one and a shaker card on the other.

I wanted to splatter it up with some pretty colors and I mixed a few distress oxide inks together and picked it up on my cardstock from the craft mat.

I then stamped the circle (wendy vecchi) and the numbers.  I added the sentiment and then went looking for something to add a little more details and found the old Hero Arts definition stamp for birthday and added that.

I stamped a few stars which then got outlined in black watercolor and white gel pen.  The funky girl was stamped and cut out and pop dotted to give her a little definition along with a few balloons for fun!

Next is a shaker card with a watercolor wash over the surface.

I water colored the paper first with a blend of colors an then cut out the stars in random places. I created a box underneath with foam tape to put my sequins inside of and attached it with a layer of acetate between.

I stampe dthe sentiment before layering and splattered white paint over the surface and added sequins outside as well.

Well I wanted to share the only crafting I have done since my last post!  The summer is flying by and so many family things happening which makes me happy as we get so much time spent together before school starts again.



  1. Beautiful! I love them both. I always think shaker cards are so cool and unusual.

  2. Suzz, I'm happy you are taking time to enjoy your family this summer! Crafty time will always be there waiting for you!

    Your birthday cards are fabulous! I would love to receive a shaker card for my birthday--it's a party in a card!

    I'm also commenting on your house shaped book page, because there was no place to comment on the post. I love this delightful little book page and I can't wait to see your upcoming related project! Love your shabby painting and the quote! Thank you so much for making this for my challenge! Hugs!

  3. I love them both. I always think shaker cards are so cool and unusual.



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