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Monday, March 5, 2012

Easy Celebrate Birthday Card and Matching Gift Box using Viva Las Vegastamps!

There's a BIRTHDAY GIRL this month...You all know and love her...Terri Sproul of Terri Sproul Mixers by Sakura Hobby Crafts. I got to meet my "Fairy Craftmother" at CHA in California and I was so inspired by her creativity and enthusiasm.

For the March theme challenge "Birthday"...we are to play along by making our "QUEEN BEE" a birthday greeting and follow the game rules here for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Viva Las Vegastamps! online store. I have made a card and a matching gift box using the chalk ink resist technique with bright festive colors {instead of light pastel colors that you usually see with this technique}.

This is Terri and I at CHA!

I used two stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! Birthday #6835 and Celebrate #12390. I started off with a sheet of white gloss cardstock and I stamped both images with a Stuart Superior chalk inks in bright pink and blue. I am trying out a technique called Chalk Ink resist. This is achieved by stamping image with chalk ink on gloss paper, blotting excess ink and then let dry. Then go over original stamped image with another chalk ink color and the previous image resists the color - but - it keeps the original color. This was fun to play around with and I made two samples. One with pink down first and blue over and the other vice-versa. Then I spritzed each with a shimmer mist to give some pizazz. I finished the pink version into a birthday card and the blue version was scored and folded into a quick and easy gift box. A perfect matching set - that looks like it came from the store - AND - I made it myself!

Both backgrounds I created before making final projects.
The shimmer is hard to see in photo, but the colors are bright
and the gloss paper makes the shimmer spray pop.

Completed gift box - the shimmer spray really makes
it look like its a printed box.

A's a new month which means a there is a new VLVS Theme Challenge for March! They are doing this just a little different this month. Trying something new. CLICK HERE for info on submissions. inLinkz your "BIRTHDAY" wishes for Terri Sproul creations using Viva Las Vegastamps! for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at the VLVS online store. Don't forget to check out the Viva Las Vegastamps! store.

Thanks so much for visiting!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, two projects and they are both great. Nice work.


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