Hello, it's Sue here with today's Saturday Step by Step, and today I'm sharing a birthday card that I've made for a significant birthday for my other half!
I started by using Wendy Vecchi's Translucent Embossing Paste through her brick stencil.
When the paste was dry I started to layer up colour using watered down arcylic paint.
With each layer of paint I used a slightly darker colour.
For the darkest colour I didn't use it all over the card just around the edges.
I then used the Prima Checked stencil and stencilled around the edge. I then stamped with the script stamp from the Artistic Outpost French Flight using Potting Soil Archival ink. The balloon is from the Artistic Outpost Paris Exposition set and I stamped the first with Potting Soil Archival ink then masked it off and stamped it again.
I then painted another piece of white card and used the numbers stamp from the Tim Holtz Mercantile set using Tree Branch Archival ink.
I then used the On the Edge dies to cut the numbers panel and a second piece that I've blended Distress Ink over.
To give the edges a burnt look I dabbed dark brown acrylic paint along them using cut 'n' dry foam.
I then stamped 2 sets of diamonds from the Classics 3 onto some painted card then cut them out.
The bird and sentiment are from the Classics 16 set, the bird has been stamped onto card that I've swiped Distress Stains over and the the sentiment onto painted card. I've then cut both out.
I then layered all my different elements up, you'll also see that I stamped the square stamp from the Classics 19 set as the top layer.
I added some Idea-ology and also some numbers by Prima (which sort of give the game away!) The pen nib has been coloured with alcohol ink to darken it slightly as has the arrow.
Hope you've enjoyed todays step x step!