Monday, July 15, 2013

Build Me Up Buttercup

It's getting to be birthday time in our family and I wanted to make a card for our son who turns 24 (yikes!)  soon. I also just wanted to PLAY. I've finished the July project for Stamp Cache, and my Secret Journal and spent literally hours cleaning up the Fun Room. So I checked in with Hels on her blog Ink on my Fingers just in time for Sunday Stampers. This week the challenge was building up layers. Get it? Build me up Buttercup? I love reading her blog as much as I love looking at her artful creations.

The outside of the card has 11 layers. Here goes:. 
  1. First I sprayed After Midnight, London Blue and Yellow Dylusions Ink sprays over a size 10 manilla tag, and blotted up the extra colors
  2. Sprayed After Midnight through a Dylusions circle stencil and blotted with paper towels.
  3. Sprayed water through the same stencil. Waited about a minute and blotted again.
  4. Sprayed the amazing White Linen Spray Ink through a Julie Fei-Fan Blazer tiny circle stencil. The White Linen absorbs some of the color beneath it...which is just so cool. 

5.  Using black archival ink, stamped the small blueprint cupcake three times.
6.  Embossed the cupcake with clear embossing powder.
7.  Put green glitter in the know, in case the embossing powder wasn't shiny enough.
8.  Sprayed a size 8 manilla tag with straight yellow Dylusions spray ink (the label came off the bottle 
     some time ago, and I don't remember the snazzy name, so I just call it yellow - my favorite).
9.  Sprayed another manilla tag with Dirty Martini Dylusions spray ink. Cut 1/2" strips and glued the 
     yellow on top of the green.
10.  Took some of the Tim Holtz's little letter stickers to spell out my message.
11. And the last step was cutting a piece of white paper for the inside of the tag so I could write a little note.

And there you have it. A layered card, suitable for a guy. Thanks for the prompt Hels!


  1. What a lovely card. LOve all those layers.

  2. Fabby card, I know he will love it... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. Such scrumptious layers in that background - what a wow of a card!
    Alison x


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