Blue sky birthday

Here is another ‘wildflower’ card from the bunch I made last week.  Sometimes it is fun to get out one set of stamps and play around with colours and techniques to create a range of looks. The flower is from the Darkroom Door ‘Wildflowers vol. 2″ set and the sentiment from the DD “Happy Birthday” set. I created this background with brusho paints on glossy photo paper using an impermeable mat. I sprinkled some turquoise and violet brusho on the mat, spritzed it, then swiped the photo paper through the paint to pick up the colour.

I chose a grey ink rather than black to stamp but after the final result after a few impressions looks almost black.


Stamps: Wildflowers vol 2  Happy Birthday (Darkroom Door)
Inks: Cloudy Sky Stazon ink (Tsukineko)
Paper: Neenah solar white, Kirkland glossy photo, texture blue cardstock 
Paint: violet, turquoise brusho (Colourcraft)

9 Comments on “Blue sky birthday”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    Who wouldn’t love to get that card on their birthday! Those background colors and the black flower silhouette make for a gorgeous card!

  2. Love the black card on the great background. A wonderful birthday card.

  3. Pat says:

    The silhouette flowers really pop over that beautiful Brusho background Heather and the colours are gorgeous! x

  4. memalagene says:

    Very Pretty! I’ve used glossy photo paper with alcohol inks and spritzing with alcohol. That is totally fun too!

  5. Shauna Todd says:

    What a beautiful background!

  6. Clelie says:

    How lovely…I love the background softness. I was just given a bunch of photo paper and now I know what I can do with it! 😀

  7. Wonderful Brusho background for the gorgeous silhouette! xxx

  8. janet chard says:

    I love the effect of brusho on photo paper -would not have thought of trying that and I have a HUGE pack of photo paper too!! Will certainly be giving this technique a try. Haven’t the DD stamps ( a bit hard to get hold of, and a bit expensive for me) but I’m sure that in my collection of several thousand stamps there will be suuitable ones!!
    I always like your blog posts -so inspiring.

  9. ND says:

    I am sure today’s birthday girl would enjoy this one!

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