Nov 6, 2015
Happy Birthday Swirl
It's time for another birthday card round. Since my calender is floating over with birthdays in November I had to create a ton of birthday cards! I really, really like the happy birthday sentiment from a Mama Elephant set so I wanted to use it with gold embossing. I think it looks fantastic on the cards. Since I wanted to make a few of them I used different images on the cards.
I stamped different images from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir makers.
I stamped the beautiful sentiment on white cardstock with VersaMark ink and embossed it with metallic gold rich embossing powder from WOW. I just love this embossing powder!
I also wanted to include a gold strip on the bottom of the card. Lindsay from thefrugalcrafter said that she uses vegetable glycerin to re-ink her VersaMark pad. Because I didn't want to use my pad from a larger area for the strip I thought I would give it a go. I had bought vegetable gylercin a couple of weeks ago and applied it with a brush on my paper, sprinkled it with embossing powder and used my heat tool on it. And it work absolutely perfectly! You just have to be careful not to use too much glycerin otherwise your heat set embossing powder moves around to much before cooling down.
I glued the strip to my cardbase and adhered the sentiment panel to it using fun foam to give it bit of dimension. The images were adhered with liquid glue and one 3D foam scare for the bottom part to give it the same dimension as the panel.
Mama Elephant "Birthday Wishes" - http://goo.gl/Q306zK
Lawn Fawn "Party Animal" - http://goo.gl/Nbpf9y
My Favorite Things "You Gnome Me" - http://goo.gl/2ITJO1
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) - http://goo.gl/kX5flN
Fun Foam White (SSS) - http://goo.gl/KdQv6l
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (SSS) - http://goo.gl/pQUd0w
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/sHjsBK
WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Rich (SSS) - http://goo.gl/lGe31Y
WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Rich (WOW) - http://goo.gl/28G6wv
3D Foam Squares (SSS) - http://goo.gl/v4K8BJ