Hi! Misty here, to share a layout and card I made, using the newly released birthday chippy’s! There are so many fun pieces in this release that it was hard to choose which ones to use first!
I was browsing the web before doing this layout and saw a new sketch over at Once Upon a Sketch, and when I saw the theme for this month was birthdays, it just seemed meant to be! So I followed the sketch very closely to make this page. Its not my normal colors or style but I do like how it turned out.
Here you can see the beautiful wordlet “Pretty as a picture”. For this wordlet I just painted with a little gesso and then topped it off with some Martha Stewart glitter.
Here I’ve used the awesome Instant photo frames! Seriously, my favorites from the release! I love the fact that they have designs on them that you can keep and accentuate, or if you want a simple frame you can just apply a good layer of gesso and voila! For this particular frame I decided to keep with the pattern of the dots by adding bling over them. I also used the new flourish chippy above the frame and draped some tulle around it. It was originally white, but I used the same pink paint I used to make the crackled background and dyed the tulle to match. You will also see 3 of the small tags tucked away under the picture. I’ve journaled on the back of them.
In this pic I’ve used some of the cogs, that I can’t get enough of and have been hoarding for a project that I have in mind for the near future. I decided to give a couple up for this page though. I applied a thin coat of gesso and then some Tim Holts distress ink for the blue tint. I topped them off with some older style prima flourish and a handmade flower.
These particular candles were a little bigger than I expected. I’m horrible about verifying sizes but it worked out in my favor because they reminded me a lot of the candles in the sketch. I kept them simple and just used gesso and more glitter. For the “1st birthday” mini wordlet, I just used a small paintbrush and then painted them and added more of the glitter to make it more cohesive to the rest of the layout!
Now, I will have you bear with me and my card making abilities, as I share with you this fun card inspired (but not even comparable to) our very own Michelle Hernandez! She is such a trend setter and was one of the first I noticed using neon on her layouts and cards. I am a 90′s kind of girl so I do love that neon has made a comeback (I just really hope tight rolling our jeans don’t come back…or was that the 80′s? Oh, how time flies!)
I’ve used a lace craft tag and painted over it with gesso, while using some punchinella as a stencil. Then for the “Make a wish” wordlet I used some shiny neon acrylics in green and pink. I also outlined the tag and the holes detailing the bottom of the tag in the same neon pink used to paint the wordlet.