Today is a difficult day for me - it's my Gramma's first birthday since she's been gone. She was such a special woman, and always so supportive of me. I thought I'd make a birthday card to honor her. She loved gardening and was the type of person who radiated joy and happiness. I started by die cutting the large sentiment from the Big Word - Birthday Dies from gray cardstock. I wanted to bring a hint of flowers into the card, so I used Alloy Hybrid Ink and stamped the images from the Hand-Tied Bouquet 4x6 Stamps all over the large word die-cut.
Now it's time to create my sunny background. I used an LDRS Creative Blender Brush and blended In Your Face Orange Hybrid Ink onto the bottom of a piece of white cardstock and Dan-D-Lion Hybrid Ink onto the top being sure to blend well where the two colors overlapped. I stamped the Old Brick Wall 6x6 Stamp with Alloy Hybrid Ink onto the ink blended background to add some extra texture into the background. You know it's not me if I don't add some ink spatters! I used my shimmer black watercolor and spattered my background for some shimmery shine.