Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday Challenge @ MelJen's Designs

Hello Friends! It's Thursday and that means it's time for a new challenge from MelJen's Designs. This week our challenge is

 use numbers on your project

I chose to feature the Happy Birthday digital stamp and used patterned paper with numbers on it to meet the challenge.

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After printing my image, I die cut it and while it was still in the die, I dusted it with Distress Ink. The image is colored with Copic markers. I used Crystal Effects on the balloons to make them shiny and there is a lot of glitter marker on this, as well. I used a Fiskar's texture plate to add some dry embossed confetti to the yellow layer. I am so glad I didn't give those away years ago, they are coming in handy now! The focal is mounted with dimensional adhesive, and a little baker's twine finished off the card. Then, I lined the envelope with matching patterned paper. This one would be easy to mass produce.

I hope you make time to join our weekly challenges. They are fun and there are so many beautiful projects shared. Plus, you could win FREE digital stamps of your choice. Just remember, that you must use a MelJen's Designs image on your project in order to be included in the random drawing. And, if you haven't been to the Shop lately, you're really missing out, because quite a few new images have been added. There is a super sweet Top Hat Cat, some really cool skateboards and just in time for Halloween, an adorable Top Hat Pumpkin...go check them out! 

And finally, please take a moment to stop by the Design Team blog and look at the wonderful samples the Team has created to share with you.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


digital stamp: Happy Birthday(MelJen's Designs)
card stock: Cryogen Iridescent White(Inspiration Emporium)  Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Birthday Basics(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Deckled Edge Rectangles(Spellbinders)  Envelope Liner Die(Stampin' Up!)
other: Caribbean Baker's Twine(The Twinery)  Stardust Clear glitter pen(Sakura)  Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)  Very Vanilla envelope(Stampin' Up!)  Confetti Texture Plate(Fiskars) Copic markers


Sheila H said...

I love all the colors and details on this fun and festive card, Barb. The balloons really pop and the confetti die rocks! Of course, your lined envelope is the frosting on the cake :)

Jeanne said...

Hi Barb! Wonderful card! I like how you used the Crystal Effects and the texture plate for the background. You always add such fun details that help complete the card, from either the sparkle, to the texture to the lining of the envelope. Excellent work, my friend! *Ü*

CarlaKH said...

so cute! Love how the distress ink adds to the background!