Thursday, February 20, 2020

2020 Stash Party #7 - You Are Unforgettable - Birthday Card

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Ann Butler and Jennifer McGuire are two of my favorites designers!  I was able to combine techniques from both of them to create this birthday card for a very special lady.
If you have been following me, you know that I have become addicted to the Split Card design 
created by Jennifer McGuire.
I have now fallen in love with the stenciled background technique that Ann Butler shared last week.
I used a combination of inks (Chalk, Dye, Washable, and Distress Oxide) to create this background.  The Chalk, Dye and Washable Inks were Inkadinkado inks that have been in my stash since 2010.  The stencil is a Heidi Swapp.  I have had it for about 8 years.
I used another 10-year-old ink product to stamp the sentiment and the cute little baby elephant!

Tomorrow, I plan to spend the day experimenting with my stencils and my orphaned inks to see what kind of fun backgrounds I can create!  You should try it!
Thanks, Ann!
Thanks, Jennifer!
Thank You, Crafty Peeps, for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful card,love the cute image and great design.

  2. Adorable little elephant card, I'm so enjoying your split card designs, I've yet to try one myself, putting my thinking cap on for sure. Hugs, Lori m

  3. WOW! SO very adorable, with the cutest of elephants, gorgeous colour combo and card..
    Faith x

  4. Adorable and colorful! I keep a box of old ink pads and when I want to do any ink techniques to backgrounds, sometimes just pull out that box instead of hunting through my newer ink pads. Many times while an old ink pad can no ink up an image crisply enough, it's still plenty juicy for direct to paper or using a blending brush. Some pads I've had for over a decade, just won't die! haha Hope you had fun! xoxo


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