djkardkreations) birthday. :) A lot of crafters know Darnell through her on-line blog. Not only does she make amazing cards, but she is funny, witty and sweet! And she is so thoughtful to all her on-line friends ... and there's A LOT! :)
Darnell brings joy to so many, including me. I thought this was a fitting card for her as she really is my sunshine! :)
Happy Birthday Dolly!! I hope the Mister is spoiling you rotten today! I mailed the card a couple of weeks ago, so hopefully you'll have it soon. You get to see it here first. :)
I started by creating a Splash Watercolour background. Click HERE to see my tutorial on how to do this technique. This time I used regular Neenah 110 lb. card stock. I was surprised it worked so well. Always good to experiment. You can see all the splashes of yellow that create a lot of visual texture and depth. LOVE how it turned out.
After drying with a heat tool, I placed a sun stencil over top and sponged on more of the same two shades of yellow ... first Squeezed Lemonade over the whole stencil, fading out towards the ends of the rays, and then Mustard Seed, concentrating more on the sun itself, and blending out into the rays.
To finish, I stamped my sentiment in black, added three small die-cut clouds and a few sequins for sparkle.
Fun card to make. If you have some time, make sure to pop over to Darnell's blog (djkardkreations) and wish her a Happy Birthday.
Stamps: Fond Expressions 2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper: White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink: Distress Inks: Squeeze Lemonade, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: water mister, Sun stencil (cut with my Silhouette Cameo), sponges, Puffy Cloud dies (Memory Box), sequins