I have seen some awesome cards in blogland with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks…..so many that I finally caved and had to try them for myself. If nothing else, blogland is certainly good for enabling! I loved creating the background and kept the card on the simple side for the background to shine. After reading some reviews, I decided to try blending with the Elf Make Up brushes. At only $2 each, it was hard to go wrong. While I know there are brushes of all price levels out there, I was quite pleased with the results from my $2 make up brush. I even liked the results better than using the sponge blenders.
After creating my background, I wanted a little more shimmer. I mixed up a homemade brew of smooch spray and added a little glitz. I used water, a touch of modge podge and some pearl ex powders for my shimmery sheen. I had planned to do a black balloon with my Birthday sentiment….but considering the recipient was going to someone younger….I though a little color would be more age appropriate.
Z3304 Happy Birthday Thincuts Die by CTMH
1385 White Daisy Cardstock by CTMH
Black Cardstock by DCWV
Distress Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz
Makeup Brush by Elf
I have entered my card in the following challenges:
The Paper Players-Birthday
Just Us Girls-Die Cuts
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