I knew it.
I knew I would have to make double the amount of birthday cards for my dad and sister this week. My mom high-jacked the ones I'd already made (ok, high-jacked seems harsh.... she complimented my cards and asked if I would make a few special ones she could use... hee hee.)
I hope you don't mind the break from all things Christmas (I actually found it refreshing to put Christmas crafting aside for a bit!)
I inked up an acrylic block in pool party ink (SU) and stamped it on a piece of white cardstock. Into that blue square, I stamped images from PTI's "daydreamer" set. I then created a mask for the blue square, and stamped a hero arts background image ("happy definition") over the entire area. The sentiment is from hero arts' "life of the party" set. To tone done the vibrancy a bit, the edges were all inked up with antique linen distress ink.
I added a few bands of cardstock, and a button with constrasting thread, to tie in all the colors. If I were mailing this card, I would have left out the button. Without it, the card is perfectly flat - but with so much inky texture!
Thanks for looking!