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mail it monday - one of a kind ink blended birthday card

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mail it monday - one of a kind ink blended birthday card

happy monday friends! i hope your week is off to a marvelous start!

i'm super jazzed to share one of the cards that i made + mailed last week with you. sunday was my niece's 18th birthday [how?!] and i wanted to make her a card that was fun and colorful without being super kid-ish. 

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 23/100-2 : you are remarkable

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#the100dayproject : handmade card 23/100-2 : you are remarkable
for the second day in a row, the inspiration wheel landed on stencil as the theme. this is a theme that i am really enjoying because i have so many options! stencils really are such a versatile tool and can be altered in a variety of ways - color choice, medium used, direction, etc. while somewhat basic, they are one of my favorite tools to use when making my handmade cards. 

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#the100dayproject : 88/100

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#the100dayproject : 88/100
i overlapped several shades of distress ink, including faded jeans, seedless preserves, chipped sapphire and hickory smoke. i used a mask for the moon and then i used the negative and fossilized amber ink to color it in. tiny iridescent stars are added to small star sequins and i think they compliment the saying really well. 

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#the100dayproject : 69/100

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#the100dayproject : 69/100
i started the front of the card with a white panel that i decided to stencil. i masked off sections of the stencil creating a bit of diagonal design line down and across the panel. beginning at the top i used squeezed lemonade distress ink and gently applied color. as i moved down the stencil i intensified the color and near the bottom i added some mustard seed. using black ink i stamped the sentiment "have a happy day" which is a fun pixelated font. 

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#the100dayproject : 51/100

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#the100dayproject : 51/100
i began with a blank watercolor canvas and using two shades of distress ink, i watercolored the background, creating an ombre fade. i know i've mentioned it before but the way that distress inks blend together - in any form - just amazes me. this time i used salty ocean and blueprint sketch. there's multiple layers of paint building up to the end result. 

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