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Carol, was our hostess this month. She gave us some great ideas for this challenge. I decided to use the portion of the challenge that said we could use something another way or to re-purpose a used item.
I have to admit, this was not my idea. I was with my Christmas Card Girls. We quarterly meet at a different house and the hostess has kits and such. So, one of our girls had this great idea to use glossy photo paper and make something grand out of it. It was super easy and you will love the possibilities! Oh, and a glass of wine and laughter helps this process......
You take a piece of glossy paper and stamp an image on the paper. She gave us a large background stamp. Let the ink dry. We used a Crayola crayon in white. We marked the image where we wanted to resist the future ink. We then used sponges to rub ink onto the paper to create a watercolor/tie-dye look. I would suggest using a pigment dye ink such as Memento for the stamped image. As for the colors she had us use Stampin' UP! colors. If you wish to create a matte look, you can use a chalk ink and the colors seem to have been lighter.
I cut up some paper, ran some through an embossing folder, trimmed the image, added some fatty eyelets and ribbon and here is my card. It was fun to get your inner artist on!
Of course you cannot have a birthday card, without the quintessential birthday song!