Monday, August 6, 2018

Big Birthday Wishes by Carol Hintermeier

Hello Ai Fans!

Today I have a birthday card that would be fun to send to someone for a big birthday, or any birthday at all!

I wanted to do something different, for me at least, for this card.  I went WAY outside my comfort zone to try making a background for the ladies!

I used a ruler and a pencil to draw in all of the lines for the paneling on the wall, the wood floor and the outline for the rug.  Using a pencil first makes it much less intimidating as I could erase anything I didn't like.  Once I was satisfied with the pencil lines, I used a black Micron 05 pen with my ruler to go over the pencil lines.

I then created a mask for the lower portion of the stamp so I could stamp in the pattern for the rug without getting it on their feet.  I also masked off the floor and wall from the rug using some Post-It tape.  Once I had the pattern stamped on the rug, I removed all masks and then colored it all with my alcohol markers.   This next photo shows some of my work in progress.

Another thought on this is that since I was a bit unsure about making the background, I worked on it first.  That way, if I messed up something, then I haven't wasted my time coloring all the details of the ladies!  Also, by stamping the sentiment for the front of the card on a separate piece of paper, again, I wasn't nervous about making a mistake on my work!

I used the birthday cake stamp that's included with this set to decorate the inside of the card.

This card was a lot of fun to create!  I think this background really shows off these fun gals!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great week & happy stamping!

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