Hello my friends! It's been a while! I hope everyone is doing well!
Today I'm sharing a sunny and bright Happy Birthday card I made using some fun new dies from Our Daily Bread designs, that will be released Feb. 1! This Happy Birthday die set is soooo fun to use and I thought this background that I had made earlier was the perfect "sunny" background for them. To make it, I used watercolor paper (140 lb) and sponged on stripes of Distress Inks, then with a wet brush I blended them until I like the look. I splattered some clean water on and then let it dry. Once dry I used a hand made acetate stencil I had made by punching various sized circles from the acetate, and I sponged on white pigment ink in varying intensities to get that faux Bokeh effect. I die cut the balloons from scraps of designer paper from the ODBD Blooming Garden Collection, and the words from a scrap of So Saffron. I cut the watercolor panel with a SB Curved Rectangle die and adhered to my white base, then adhered the various pieces. The balloons themselves are popped up on dimensionals, and the letters are painted with clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. LOVE it but can't get a photo that shows the shimmer.
Anyway... keeping it short today, but here is God's Blessing from the Word for today:
Out of the depths I cry to you oh Lord!
Oh Lord, hear my voice,
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!