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Bold and Bright Birthday

Hello, hello everyone! Jen here from Caffeinated Papercuts with my very first design team post! Woo! 😀

They did warn you that I’m the silly and extremely caffeinated one, right?

I love the versatility of this month’s challenge, Anything Goes. I gathered together all of my Hero Arts goodies and decided what I wanted to play with…and the Daubers jumped up and down saying ‘me me me!!!’ You just cannot ignore those Daubers when they want something, so it was time to make some splats!

Wait, you’ve never made splats?!? They are so. much. FUN!

I started with a top-folding, A2 kraft card base and taped off the seam with some poster tape. That just keeps the splats from getting on the back of the card, too. If you don’t mind the splat-overlap, then you can skip that step. Washi tape, painters tape, and scrap paper work as well. Gather the Daubers you want to use together, line them up all cute in a row, then starting about 3″ above your card base…SPLAT! Right onto the paper!

I used (4) different Daubers for my card; Orange Soda, Tide Pool, Butter Cup, and White. I started with the lightest color, Butter Cup, and then kept layering from there with the Orange Soda, Tide Pool, and finished with the White. Once you’ve happily splatted the front of your card, walk away and let it dry. You might be able to use a heat tool, but I was afraid of messing up my splats…ok, and dinner was ready. Hey, splatting is hard work!

CP-drying splats

When the card was dry, I pulled out my Glow Girl stamp set from Hero Arts and stamped it right in the middle with Versamark ink. To keep the neon theme going, I pulled out some neon orange Zing embossing powder to finish it off.

Dauber Birthday Card

If I hadn’t added in the white splats, I would have used the Hero Arts White embossing powder instead for a fun contrast. Next time!

sentiment close-up

Thank you so much for stopping by today – I hope I’ve inspired you to get out your Daubers and play, or to run out and grab some to splat with me! Be sure to swing by the a2z Scrapbooking Store and use coupon code Jennifer15 to get 15% off your next Dauber order (ok, or anything really…but come on, splats!)

Supplies Used:

Hero Arts Kraft Layering Paper
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Hero Arts White Ink Dauber
Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink Dauber
Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink Dauber
Hero Arts Butter Cup Ink Dauber
Hero Arts Glow Girl Stamp Set

Jennifer