In need of a milestone birthday card for a dear friend, I had to put my thinking cap on for ideas of what to use. Scene It: Celebration and Modern Background Stencils were calling my name. Without further ado, here's my card.
In the image below, you can see a close-up (click to enlarge it) of my sponged stamping and bling!
My Modern Stencil background was ink blended using Winter Wisteria, lightening up the edges. Two layers of Scene It: Celebration dies were cut, one in Winter Wisteria and one in Stamper's Select White. Here's where the sponged stamping technique comes in using Berry Sorbet and Bright Buttercup inks. Then I staggered that layer over the Winter Wisteria for a little different twist. The popped up Happy Birthday banner stamped in Berry Sorbert was cut separately from Stamper's Select White and edged with Bright Buttercup. The "75" was die-cut from Modern Numbers, dots added using a Gelly Roll Glitter Pen and popped up for dimension. Five purple rhinestones added a little sparkle to finish the card.
I'm eager to see what others have created. Thanks in advance for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments.
Edited to Add: Also entering in Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge ~ Make Your Own Background.
Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Winter Wisteria
Ink: Berry Sorbet and Bright Buttercup
Stamps: Scene It: Celebration
Dies: Scene It: Celebration and Modern Numbers
Other: Modern Background Stencils, Ink Blending Tool, Studio G Adhesive Gems, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen and SU Dimensionals