Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #319 Graffiti Word Art

Hi there!

I created this card for the PTI Make It Monday Challenge #319 Graffiti Word Art:

Lexi Daly was the host this week for the challenge. 
I have to admit that this was really hard for me! It took me forever to come up with anything. 
I did know that I wanted to use this large word die from Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard. It actually says Happy Birthday but again it is really big so I wanted to use just Happy. 
I die cut the word in white and created the first one using distress stains and embossing powder. I decided not to blend the letter like Lexi did because I couldn’t get it the way I wanted. I used Brushed off to create the Graffiti “look” – I was hoping for white paint dripping down the top. I am not sure I accomplished it, but I definitely tried!
In this photo you can see the rejected words:
Even though this was challenging, I did enjoy playing with some inks!!
After choosing one, I decided to back it with a black shadow of the word to act as an outline. 

I embossed Stars onto the white paper because it was a little plain but I didn’t want to overpower the sentiment. I ran the paper through 3 times placing the clusters of Small Sketched Stars in random spots.
This was added to black card stock:
The next step was embossing the Pure Poppy card stock base:
I chose lines to add some more texture and interest:
Here is a close up shot of the finished card. I embossed Birthday in white on black card stock.
Thanks Lexi and PTI for pushing me out of my comfort zone this week!
Distress Stains – Red Berries and Seedless Preserves
White, True Black, and Pure Poppy Card stock
Small Sketched Stars PTI
Brushed Off PTI
White Embossing Powder
Irridescent Sequins
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

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  1. lexi

    what a fun birthday card! i love the look you got with brushed off at the top – very cool detail! thanks for playing make it monday!!

  2. Anonymous

    I love your card… the graffiti is awesome! I didn’t realize you had a blog and I’m happy to have found it because I love your cards��

  3. Tracy Freeman

    Such a fun card and i love what you have done with the letters and background. very striking look.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a Great Day x

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