Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Embossed Happy Birthday


This card whipped itself up in my head before I ever set to getting the supplies together.  I have (as I am sure we ALL have) a paper scraps bin and I enjoy finding bits in there for cards.  This super simple sketch by Just Add Ink #406 was just the ticket for me!  I started with making myself use some Adirondack embossing powder in “Stream” which has been looking at me since I purchased it.  The color is so lovely so I promised myself I’d use it (YES, I did have out loud conversations with myself)  I embossed a Jillibean Doilies stamp and applied the embossing powder and cooked it.  Don’t know about you but I LOVE cooking embossed things.  I have not seen an animated embossing session on Instagram but I’m betting it would be mesmerizing and relaxing, as much for a crafter person like me as the ever burning wood logs you see… ANYWAYS… I layered this embossed cooked doily with various die cuts to add interest and topped it with my very favorite TEENSY tiny My Favorite Things Happy Birthday sentiment.  (for a tiny sentiment it SHOUTS out on some cards) 

I used a scrap of fabric coated paper for the backdrop (after mis-slicing the embossed top layer several times)  Once I had success on the cutting of the top layer embossed paper I bumped it up with foam tape, affixed the sentiment disk and the final touch – adding some pretty shiny silver sequins from Simon Says Stamp 


First Lilac Bouquet

Every day is a fresh beginning,

Every morn is the world made new".”


  1. AnonymousMay 02, 2018

    Pretty, I like how your doily and embossed shapes compliment each other. Chantell Just Add Ink

  2. Lovely layers of texture Barbara, great use of the Just Add Ink Sketch. Thanks for joining us this week.


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