Chirp, chirp…Spring is right around the corner, at least I am hoping. 😉 Today I wanted to make a Birthday card for a dear friend and we are all at that age where we don’t like to acknowledge a number, if you get my drift…so I thought this adorable stamp set by Newton’s Nook, Newton’s Birthday Flutter was just the thing to create that card.
I started by using the smooshing technique for the front background. I took some Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Broken China inks and rubbed a bit onto a piece of acetate then I spritzed it with water. I then “Smooshed” it onto a piece of watercolor paper. I did each color separately and dried it between layers.
Next I colored the birdie and balloons with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out so I could add them to the background. I hand drew in the strings. I stamped the sentiment in Ranger Archival Black Ink.
Now for the inside… I colored Newton and added some stripes with my alcohol markers, stamped the super funny punchline and sponged on some Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint…those are my two Go-To colors for grass and sky. I then ran the front portion only through my eBosser with a confetti embossing folder to add a little interest to the white card base. I mounted both the watercolor panel and the inside panel onto a mat and added them in place.
I entered my little Newton card in the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #10. Please follow this Link to enter your own creation or to take a peek at all the inspiration!