Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Hi Everyone! This is Holly and I have a birthday card for you today. Can we have too many birthday cards? I don't think so. This one has a bit of a distressed look with a clean and simple finish.
I began by embossing white card stock with the Debonair Edges folder. I clear embossed the raised design using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder, then cut along the outside edge of the embossing to create the square. I inked up Happy Birthday first with Versamark ink, then with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, stamped it in the center square and clear embossed. You can emboss distress inks alone but I wanted total coverage with the embossing powder, so added in the Versamark ink.
I sponged on more Distress Inks- Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet and Brushed Corduroy- covering all the card stock that wasn't clear embossed. A quick wipe with a tissue removed any ink from the embossing, allowing it to 'pop'. The square was then attached to the white card base and a few bits of bling were added. Easy peasy!
I love this Happy Birthday stamp and all the ones that go with it. I hope you do too.
Thank you for looking at my project today.


Yogi said...

very nice. I like the distressed look and never enough BD cards BIG GRIN
Have a great day

Quietfire said...

Thanks Holly! It's wonderful to know the sentiment fits in that embossing folder! I must try embossing (thermal) the raised embossing! So effective! Lovely card!

Robyn said...

Great project.
Thanks for the clear and helpful step by step.
I certainly never get enough birthday cards!

BlackCats said...

Lovely card. I had not noticed that embossing folder before. Thanks for bring it to my attention.

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