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The Birthday Project-MFT

We made it to Friday!!!! I thought I would be a little adventurous this weekend and try out a new challenge. MFT host a monthly Birthday card challenge and this is my first time participating.

I know most people would think Birthday cards must be pretty safe, that paper crafters make a ton of them. Speaking for myself, I tend to make encouragement or friendship cards the most, followed by thank you cards, then maybe birthday cards. It’s still a little bit of a stretch to make birthday cards. Adding the limitations from a challenge and it gets more difficult.

This month the challenge caught my eye because it’s You’re How Old (add a number). That seems fairly easy…

My original plan was to use the Card Sized Confetti stencils to blend the Altenew inks (Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss and Heart Beat) then add glitter paste, but I forgot about the paste when I saw how pretty the ink alone looked (I used the Life Changing Blender brushes, the name is no joke!). I really liked the bubble look from the ink blending.

I used the Free Ballon die cut on vellum, then ran the edges of the vellum balloons through a Versamark ink pad. I then dunked them in Gold embossing powder and melted it. I die cut the strings for the balloons from MFT’s Peach Bellini, Poppy and Coral Crush cardstock (the Card base is my beloved Poppy as well).

I really didn’t want to cover too much of the inked background, which is why I went with vellum. The numbers were die cut from MFT’s Gold Sparkle cardstock using MFT’s Confetti Numbers dies.

I stamped a birthday sentiment from Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes on the inside to finish the card.

I think I may be officially addicted to this color combo. Coral is my new love! Sorry, I’ll try to keep mixing it up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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