Saturday, April 2, 2016

Imagine Birthday Wishes

Hi Friends:  Today's card is a masculine birthday card using 2 types of clear materials:  plastic packaging and a retired clear Tim Holtz fragment from my stash.  The plastic packaging is alcohol inked on one side, then stamped with and overlays the same image as the background layer.  The background layer is white cardstock blended with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.  I sewed the plastic packaging layer to the background layer, creating a kind of ghosting effect with the 2 stamped layers.  I really like the way it turned out.  I added some metal embellishments from my stash and finished the card off with the "Make a Wish" remnant rub saying on the tile fragment.  The Imagine tag is colored with the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Crayon.  Thanks for taking a look.  Happy Saturday!

Challenges Entered:

SSS Monday Challenge - We Can See Clearly

SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday

ABC Challenge - E is for Everything

Products Used:
Distress Ink Pad-Mermaid Lagoon
Ranger Alcohol Inks in Bottle, Stream, and Silver Mixative
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TIMEPIECES Metal Watch Clock Face
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 24 METAL GAME SPINNERS with Brads
Tim Holtz Idea-ology PHILOSOPHY TAGS Hardware Metal Charms
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 1
LaBlanche Silicone stamp


  1. This is a super mixed media Birthday card! Love the background! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday and we hope you will be back soon!

  2. Beautiful! Love how you used the unique metal timepiece elements! GREAT job on the use of alcohol inks, too! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. Oooo cool I love Steampunk, love what you've created. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

  4. oohhh Patti, this is fantastic! Love how you reused the packaging ! The card is fantastic you also used one of my favorite color!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp! Monday Challange!
    Hugs Zoey

  5. Great mixed media card. Love the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.


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