Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SIP Challenge 89 ~ Happy Birthday To You!

I'd love to say that this was a quick card... but it wasn't. I started this one with a whole other design, but it just was not working how I envisioned it. Then I remembered a wonderful sketch design posted for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge and BAM... a plan started to form in the brain! :)

I stamped Brystl Girl in Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and dried it with my heat tool to make sure it was dried completely before watercoloring. I used distress inks to watercolor the image. On a separate piece of white card stock I clear embossed the coffee cups and then blended a couple of distress inks. I tried to find a patterned paper that matched the pink in my watercolored piece, but I just couldn't find one so... I got a scrap piece of white card stock and used the pink distress inks to make my own paper. I heat embossed the coffee cups in white and stamped the coffee beans using a brown distress ink. I cut the coffee cup sleeves out of the scrap paper and paper pieced them to my blue distress piece. I cut the watercolored piece using my favorite Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders die and adhered it over the blue distress piece. I adhered that panel to a Basic Gray mat and then added a strip of Basic Gray and White card stock. I tied on some white twine and popped the whole panel up on a white card base. For the sentiment, I heat embossed white on a 1" circle of Basic Gray that I stamped using the Endless Wishes set. I'm loving the way it turned out and am very thankful for the SIP sketch that inspired it.

Here are the products I used for this card:
Stamps: Brystl Girl (Unity), Latte Love (STAMPlorations), Endless Wishes (SU!)
Card Stock: white (PTI), Basic Gray (SU!), Distress Watercolor (SSS)
Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Hickory Smoke, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Gathered Twigs, Faded Jeans
Miscellaneous: Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear ep (SSS), White Detailed ep (retired SU!), 

Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal


  1. Wow, what a fun card, Crystal! I admire the heat embossing, the paper piercing AND the coloring! All your hard work paid off with this piece! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week! Crystal, DT

  2. Very cool, Crystal! Your coloring is awesome on this card! Thanks for playing with our SIP sketch this week!