It’s Toni’s birthday today, and we’re hopping in her honor! As the hostess of the celebration, I put together a festive mood board, a mix of fire-crackin’, jewel-toned glitz, glam, boho-chic, and retro vibes!
I had so many ideas… I mean look at this board! But the main image that kept popping out initially was the red & blue high rise, so I started there, stenciling a dotted background with MFT Persimmon hybrid ink and blue Distress ink using Dot Fade from Tim Holtz.
Thinking of Toni, and her love of mermaids and sea-focused designs, I proceeded with Hero Arts Layering whale. I love that it’s a humpback because we had one visit us in early June and it was so exciting because we don’t have them pass through all that often. He was literally in my backyard! So that makes this PNW Birthday card even more PNW!!
The stenciled background was much more interesting cut & reassembled from Avery Elle’s Petal frame. The flower of the petals echo water droplets and the blue/white/black dress in mood board.
The mermaid was stamped with teal pigment ink and then hest embossed with Ranger verdigris powder, so it echos the teal room and gilded necklaces.
The whale’s party hat is blue and a red/orange combo. I love how it reflects the smaller dots and the colors of the 70s model. I worked in the stars on her hat in my sequin strand.
The sequin strand is also inspired by the necklaces in the mood board.
My lighting conditions were about as low visiblity as the ocean deep, so it was difficult to capure the inner card, but I finished it off with some blue waves washi.
Well, Toni I hope your day goes swimmingly and you’re feeling whaley loved (sorry, had to)! Wishing you an ocean if inspiration and good times this year!
Please join in the fun, and hop along with the rest of my friends. Here’s the full line up! And don’t forget to wish Toni a happy day!
Toni—– Birthday Girl
Kate—— You’re here!