Sunday, December 31, 2017

happy birthday melissa!

I'm certain that I've said it before but I think it bears repeating...one of my favorite parts of crafting is the amazing community of makers! I have met so many kind and wonderful people because of crafting and Melissa is definitely one of them!

I love being a part of the amazing Honey Bee Stamps team that Melissa has created and today we are celebrating Melissa's birthday! She is giving you a special gift, the Celebration Box stamp set, with orders of $36 or more, and we are creating to say happy birthday!
So I'm not sure why, but I really wanted the cute cardboard box to be turned upside down with confetti pouring out. Don't ask me why but it seemed festive, LOL!
To create the "background" for the confetti spilling from my box, I blended Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry & Wilted Violt. Then I used Nuvo Drops Morning Dew to create glossy, stripy, texture. Here's how...
  • Apply large drops of Nuvo Morning Dew.
  • Use squeegee or palette knife to spread the Nuvo.
  • Work quickly because the Oxide inks & Nuvo Drops are both waterbased and the Nuvo will change the color of the ink.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you head over to Honey Bee to shop & get your special gift!

And Melissa, I'm wishing you a very happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day, full of love, laughter & yummy cake!

Hugs,
Carly

P.S. I love to use Nuvo Drops to create glossy texture! See more cards like this one here.

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