A Simple Happy Birthday

Just Us Girls Challenge #663 – Photo/Moodboard Week

It is fun using Moodboards for inspiration, as they allow for a fair amount of scope. Having been wanting to try using Simon Hurley’s stamping foam for a while this moodboard seemed the perfect occasion to try the technique. I used an older GKD stamp set called Daisy Delight and stamped the daisy image onto the foam. I tried a few times before I was happy with the impression. Then I swiped Distress Oxide over the foam using Hickory Smoke and Twisted Citron inks. I added a hint of yellow to the flower centers with a brush and then stamped the sentiment, from the same set, at the bottom. I didn’t get a good impression of the sentiment but saved it by using a Sakura Gel pen carefully over the top. Had I used my Misti this wouldn’t have been an issue. I also realized that I need to reink my pad before I use it again. All in all, I’m not unhappy with this card. I like the simplicity of it and the almost resist technique look of the daisies.

16 thoughts on “A Simple Happy Birthday

    1. The stamping foam gives a very different look, but make sure your inks are juicy as it takes some swiping to get the foam covered. Glad you like it.

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    1. Check out Simon Hurley and you can see some of his techniques using it. You like using a gel plate so you will likely enjoy playing with this too.

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  1. I like to soft colors and images on your card. Play around with the stamping foam. I don’t usually get great results using it but I think your card is pretty.

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    1. Thanks Gayle – I have to say it took several tries to get the image into the foam and I didn’t have juicy enough ink pads so that is something else to consider. Simon makes it look simple but it isn’t as easy at it looks.

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  2. Its different and I like how it turned out although the technique isn’t as easy as it looks. Glad you like it.

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