U sing a spritzed color block background technique to make the silhouettes pop!
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Pacific Point Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4
4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White Cardstock
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Whisper White Cardstock
1 3/4 x 11 strip for pieces
Cut the square from the 4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White cardstock. Save the square to use inside the card.
Create the background using Stamping Block technique:
Using the E Block and Stampin Markers apply color to the block as follows:
At the bottom, apply Sahara Sand. Above that add Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, and Balmy blue at the top. Be careful not to ruin the markers by getting the darker colors on the light markers.
Hold the block at arm's length and using the spritzer, lightly spritz with water - you don't want the colors to run together or to wash off the block!
Stamp onto the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Whisper White Cardstock and let dry.
Apply the same colors to the block in the same order and stamp onto the cut out square for the inside of the card.
Die Cuts and Stamping:
Stamp the boats on the strip of Whisper White in Tuxedo Black. Cut the stamped boats and grass (2) from the strip of Whisper White.
Stamp the saying in Pacific Point and cut with the banner die.
Cut the larger banner from Pacific Blue scrap.
Stamp Happy Birthday on the inside oval using Pacific Point ink
Stamp the boats on the lower left edge of the envelope in Tuxedo Black.
Using mini glue dots, adhere the grass at the edge of the square positioning them to create your silhouette.
Being careful to only apply adhesive at the very edges, adhere the background piece behind the cut out oval.
Adhere the entire piece to the front of the card base.
Add the boats onto the background using Dimensionals.
Adhere the saying to the larger banner and attach to the front of the card using Stampin Dimensionals.
Adhere the inside square to the card.