Hi everybody, this is Chris with you today with a colorful birthday card. But, first of all I would like to wish you all a happy and healthy 2022. New Year means I need new Birthday cards, so I decided to begin the year with a colorful Birthday card.

For this card I used:

I began by stamping my images with a watercolor friendly black ink, then I colored with Distress inks ( I prefer the reinkers). After all coloring I cut them out with the coordinating die – I’m glad to have the coordinating dies especially for the balloons

For the background I did some coloring blending with these Distress ink colors: Peacock feathers, Faded Jeans and a bit Seedless Preserves. If you like a softer look, you can use a panel of vellum on top. The clouds are from the Partly Cloudy Die and I cut them twice with vellum ( unfortunately on the photo you can’t see the “vellum clouds” so well).

For the “YOU”  I used the letters of Knightley LC Large Alpha Die. To finish the card I arranged all images and sentiments and glued them on my card base.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day,