Sunday, August 14, 2011

Birthday card

Hi all,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I certainly am! :-) It's been a while since my last post now. That's because I got a new job not so long ago and our social calendar has been packed. But this weekend we're just relaxing at home. :-)

Today I would like to share a card I made for my dad's birthday last month. I used lots of stamping, embossing and masking, because I wanted it to look like I had used different strips of patterned paper.

I started by masking off the three strips where I was going to do the embossing one by one, and colored them in with Distress Inks. Then I stamped the two images from Delicate Leaf Clusters in the spaces between. Lastly, I clear embossed the sentiment, colored with Distress Ink and adhered it to the card with pop dots.

I had lots of fun with all the stamping, and I'm very happy with the way it turned out! :-)

Stamps: Hero Arts S5216 Grid Pattern, CL477 Delicate Leaf Clusters, CL479 Dictionary Greeting, S5507 Envelope Pattern, CL340 Birthday Sayings
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink Broken China, Faded Jeans Frayed Burlap, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Pop Dots