Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card by Audrey Pettit
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Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card by Audrey Pettit

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card by Audrey Pettit

By: Ranger |

Cards | Tim Holtz® Distress

Follow along with Audrey Pettit as she creates this charming, "Hooray Happy Birthday" card using new Tim Holtz Distress® Speckled Egg and Letter It™ Stamp Sets.

Instructions

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Beauty

Hi everyone, it’s Audrey, and I’m so very happy to be back on the Ranger Ink project page. Today I have a very playful and whimsical birthday card to share that features the beautiful new Speckled Egg Distress Ink color along with a Ranger product I always have in my stash but just don’t use enough, Specialty Stamping Paper. This specialty paper is so amazing for ink blending. If you ever have trouble with splotches or lines, then this paper is for you.

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Slimline cards have become all the rage these days, so I gave one a try. Love the tall, skinny design. Feels very fresh and different, and lots of fun. I just got some awesome new Ranger Simon Hurley goodies, and couldn’t wait to give them a try. And why not throw some of my favorite stamps from the Ranger Letter It line and my favorite die set of the year into the mix, too. So eclectic and whimsical. I hope you’ll give this combination a try.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 1

Step 1: To begin, create a slimline 8.5 x 3.5 card base from Specialty Stamping Paper. Lay the cloud portion of the Scene Maker stencil across the bottom 1/3 of the card. Mask off the cutouts with tape, and then ink the cloud border in Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink using an Ink Blending Tool. Shift the stencil upwards, angle the clouds in a different direction, and ink again. Continue this process all the way up the card.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 2

Step 2: Lay the grass edge of the stencil across the bottom of the card, and ink the grass in Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide Ink.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 3

Step 3: Remove the middle section of the Timber Cling Rubber Background Stamp, and stamp the tree trunks onto Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Shadow Grey Archival Ink.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 4

Step 4: Dab Pumice Stone Distress Ink onto your Silicone mat. Using clean clear water and an artist paint brush pick up the ink from the mat and add it to the tree trunks. Put down a light coat first, and let it dry. Then go back in some areas with a second application to add depth to the coloring.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 5

Step 5: Trim a square of Specialty Stamping Paper that is slightly wider than the card base. Ink the paper with Shabby Shutters Distress Oxide Ink using an Ink Blending Tool with Foam. Place the cloud border across the bottom of the panel, and trace around the edge with a green Distress Marker.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 6

Step 6: Trim around the traced border. Fussy cut the tree branches. Adhere all the pieces to the card base.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 7

Step 7: Stamp the word ‘hooray’ from the Letter It Celebration stamp set onto the tree tops using Watering Can Archival Ink. Stamp the words ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ from the It’s the Little Things stamp set onto a thin strip of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Trim out the words. Add Foam Adhesive behind the word strips, and adhere them to the tree tops, just under the stamped sentiment.

Distress® Hooray Happy Birthday Card Step 8

Step 8: Die cut a Feathered Friends bird from Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Mask off the bird’s back, tail, and head with tape, and ink the bird with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. Ink the wing with Speckled Egg Oxide. Watercolor the beak with Wild Honey Distress Ink. Watercolor the eye and legs with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Add small flecks of Pumice Stone Distress Ink to the bird’s neck. Assemble the bird pieces using Foam Tape. Put some dots of Ranger Multi-Medium Matte Adhesive onto the back of the bird, and then attach it to the bottom right corner of the card.

 

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Enjoy!

My name is Audrey Pettit. I live in Cary, North Carolina and have two wonderful kiddos, Peter and Nicole. I started scrapbooking and card-making about a decade ago after being invited to a friend’s house for a stamping party. That party opened my eyes to a whole new world of paper-crafting, and I have never looked back.  Visit Audrey’s blog at: AudreyPettit.Wordpress.com.

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