Amazing Birthday

This birthday card was made for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #306 :

When I saw the sketch, I recalled that I had made a card some time ago using a technique called Ink, Spray & Smash  that resulted in two pretty marbled backgrounds - and I had used only one of the two. Sure enough, I went digging in my stash drawer and found the gorgeous marbled background that would be just perfect for the sketch! It was created with glossy cardstock and Stampin' Up! (SU) dye re-inkers. You simply dot the cardstock with color, spray it with water, and smash it against the second glossy cardstock.

I cut the colorful panel down to 4"x5-1/4" to fit on a standard A2 cardbase. The pink ribbon was wrapped around to the back of the card and taped, then using a Bow-Easy bowmaker, I tied a double bow, and attached it to the card front with a mini glue dot.

The main panel was glued to the card base using Tombo.

I am rating the difficulty of this card as a "1" out of a possible "5", although you do have to wait for the panels to dry before you can use them for your card, so it takes a little time to complete the card.

Stamps: SU Humming Along
Paper: Glossy Cardstock, SU Dapper Denim
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Various Stampin' Up! Dye Re-Inkers
Accessories: Michaels Ribbon, Bow-Easy, Tombo Multi Liquid Glue
Techniques: Ink Spray & Smash


  1. Fabulous card! I love your background technique! Definitely going to try it! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches!

  2. Love the unique background you created. I will try that technique. Thank you for joining us at AHSC this week.

  3. What a gorgeous background...such a wonderful use of the sketch, too!
    Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
    DT Member

  4. Great card, I love the colours and that sentiment is awesome! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  5. Donna, you sent a message about AHSC # 308, the link is still open, it opens on a Monday, and then closes on Sunday. Please try again, or you can email me the link and I will add it in for you. But I just visited the site, and it says that the link is still open for 2 days.

    1. Thank you, Michelle. I must have read the date incorrectly. I did enter another one of my cards using the same technique in Challenge #309. I obviously need to be more careful on reading dates! I was shocked when I thought the challenge was only open for 5 days. I had first seen the challenge on day 3, and thought I had plenty of time, but on Friday when I went to post my card, I thought I saw at the bottom of the page that the linky had closed. My bad!


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