This project uses the super popular Distress Oxide Inks, and a fun background technique using a credit or other plastic (hotel) card.
My background was made using the "Swipe Your Credit Card" technique from Splitcoast. I let it dry and then used an alphabet stencil from Dylusions, sponging through the stencil until I got the depth of color I wanted (dark in some spots, lighter in others).
My sentiment, fish and balloons are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' Birthday Pals. I watercolored my fish with the Distress Oxide inks. I added a layer of dry embossed "water" for my fish using a Stampin' Up! embossing folder and my Big Shot, and added some bling for the fish bubbles. I added some ombre DSP for the back panel base. A few Star Dust Stickles for her fins finished it off.
I like the mixed media look, and this was an easy way to achieve that!
|Stamps: Birthday Pals (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)|
|Paper: Heavyweight Cream (HL), Blue Raspberry (Poptone), Felicity DSP (Glitz)|
|Paper Size: 5.5 SQ|
|Ink: Distress Oxide Inks, VersaFine Onyx Black|
|Accessories: rhinestones, Seaside EF (SU!), Star Dust Stickles, Birthday Pals and Speech Bubble dies (retired SNSS), alphabet stencil (Dylusions)|