Monday, June 29, 2020

Double Trouble #60 - Something, Anything and Everything

It's the 5th Monday in the month and that means that there is a one week challenge at Double Trouble - a something, anything, everything challenge. 

If you are so inclined, one of the twists is to use red, white and blue on your project as it is Independence Day in the US. I'm not from the US but still managed to complete this task :) 

We also encourage you to link up up one or more of our previous challenge partners - the entire list with links can be found on the Double Trouble website

I chose to create a birthday card that is appropriate for a masculine birthday. It seems like whenever I need one of these cards, I always have to create it at the last minute. 

I began by creating my blue background by taping down a piece of watercolour paper and painting it blue. I then dropped small droplets of rubbing alcohol onto the painted surface. Just before it was dry, I used a paper towel to wipe across the surface, making the circles darker and the background lighter. If I had left it to dry on its own, the result would have been the opposite effect with the circles appearing lighter in colour.

My card design is based on a sketch from Make It From Your Heart - Vol. 4. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and added my side piece and some banners. The sentiment was stamped on stitched circles and adhered to regular circles of cardstock. The word birthday was stamped and cut as a banner along with a piece of cardstock cut the same size - they were mounted slightly offset. I added 3 acrylic hearts and drew a border around the edge of the card to to finish it. 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us your projects. 
Complete details can be found on the website. 
This challenge ends on Sunday evening - remember, it is only one week long! 
Check out the partner challenges as well and see if you can link up your project with any of those challenges. 

I am linking up my project with Crafting Happiness as their theme is Anything Goes. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Watercolour Paper, White Daisy Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, I Heart Us Paper Pack, More Magical Paper Pack, Tis the Season Paper Pack, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Birthday Joy
Inks: Bluebird
Accessories: Watercolour Paint, Paintbrushes, Rubbing Alcohol (not CTMH), White Shimmer Trim, Acrylic Hearts, Blue Sharpie Marker, Stitched Circle Thin Cuts, Basic Circle Thin Cuts



KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Alyson! What a cool technique! Before reading how you made the background, I assumed you used a stencil. This masculine birthday card is fabulous!

Kellianne said...

Your card is so bright and happy! I love all the fun on it! You pulled off the red, white, and blue fabulously :)

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Very pretty watercolored background and great technique...very bright and pretty birthday card.

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thank you so much for playing along at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
Hugs! Janis
Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

Melanie Hungerford said...

Very cool background technique, and I love the look of the angled letters. Great card for a guy!