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" - 
Lawn Fawn "Party Animal" -
My Favorite Things "You Gnome Me" -
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  
Fun Foam White (SSS) -
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (SSS) -
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (Scrobby) -
WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Rich (SSS)  -
WOW! Embossing Powder Gold Rich (WOW) -
3D Foam Squares (SSS) -
Vegetable Glycerin


  1. They are all so much fun! I love the different people and animals you've used and I love that sentiment - I think it works best with heat embossing xx

  2. oh, die ist einfach toll!!!! Und so edel hab ich den Gnom ja noch nie daherkommen sehen ;-) einfach schön!!!! Und die anderen auch ;-)