Unlike the title today, birthdays don't seem to get me down, although sometimes I am shocked to find out I'm no longer in my 20s! Like in that one dream, you know the one, where we're in college, but we never can find that one math class and therefore we can't graduate, and then at some point we yell, but I'm 44 years old now! Okay, maybe that's just my dream? Anyhoo, embrace each year of your life, they all matter! By the way, just in case you were wondering if I have college remorse issues, I did indeed graduate.
Papertrey Ink is hosting their eighth anniversary party and today they introduced sky themed stamps and dies, along with linen cardstock in white and cream! Today's challenge is to create a blue ombre card:
Stylish Sentiments: Birthday was heat embossed and then ink blended with PTI Enchanted Evening ink to get an ombre effect around the sentiment, and then down onto the rest of the card. I used a combination of Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, and Enchanted Evening cardstock and ink to make five different shades of blue for the buttons (Button Stacks II Die). For example, I don't have Enchanted Evening cardstock, so I blended the ink onto Spring Rain cardstock instead. Spring Rain ink on Spring Rain cardstock is just a shade darker than the cardstock alone. Stacked the way they are, it's not so easy to see the variations. I threaded them with some floss and popped them up on foam adhesive. The panel was adhered to a True Black card base and I will use a white pen for the inside message, or maybe just add a white insert, we'll see.
Click here for today's PTI Eighth Anniversary challenge
Thanks for coming over to visit, and I hope you are enjoying this important day of your life!