Friday, August 11, 2017

Step Birthday Card featuring the color Teal

What pre-teen boy doesn’t like blues, greens, and teals?  For our teal challenge this month at Imagine I wanted to try mixing two different Kaleidacolor ink pads to see if shades of teal could be created.  I think this card illustrates success!  

 Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze and Fresh Green are alternately brayered onto glossy 8 ½ “ x 11” cardstock taking care to have the lighter hues line up in the fade.  A light spritz of Ink Point No. 9 helps the inks blend neatly on the glossy cardstock.  Half of the sheet is die cut with the Sizzix Framelits Step Up Card die.  The remainder of the sheet is used to die cut the coordinating elements.  The gifts were cut twice each so the bows could be trimmed for contrasting colors then adhered with On Point Glue. 

A few days ago, I accidentally split part of a bottle of Fireworks! Dandelion on my craft mat, not wanting to waste this pretty ink I pressed Bristol Board cardstock into the inky mess and set it aside for later use.  This little incident provided the perfect contrasting color for the candle flames and my son’s name.  Each candle die cut is cut twice, once in Fireworks! Dandelion and once in the Kaleidacolor mix.  After trimming off the top to the top of the Kaleidacolor flames they are adhered together with On Point Glue.  The sentiment and cupcake layers adhered together with On Point Glue.   Some elements are popped up with dimensional foam adhesive.   The banner is held together with paper cord before it is adhered to the card front.  I am pleased with the results of my little experiment and think my soon to be twelve-year-old son will be too!

Kaleidacolor—Blue Breeze, Fresh Green
Ink Potion No. 9
On Point Glue

Glossy cardstock
Sizzix—Framelits Step Ups 660142 by Stephanie Barnard
Judikens—Decorative Paper Cord
Lifestyle Crafts—Stiletto Alphabet
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

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