Friday, April 10, 2015

Heat Embossed and Distress Ink Happy Birthday

Another birthday card for the busy family birthday season.

The background stamp is a Hero Arts/Basic Grey Diamond. I used Versamark Ink and then white embossing powder, finished with my heat gun. Then, using the Tim Holtz mini blending tool, color was added to the background over the heat embossing.

Using Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans, the color was laid down at an angle to the cardstock for interest.  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments set. It, too, was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The heart was die cut using Simon Says Stamps Mini Hearts die using Stampin' Up cardstock in Night of Navy. I then covered it with Ranger Glossy Accents for depth and shine.

The sentiment and the background mat are both Stampin' Up cardstock, Old Olive.

I really like the way the background came out!  I'm going to try this again using different color combinations.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Triangle Happy Birthday

Winter is the time for lots of family birthdays and anniversaries. I got some of the Hero Arts Shadow Inks in the mini cubes and played with them on this card.

The triangle background was created using the Mama Elephant Trifecta set. I used the Hero Arts Orange Soda, Butter Bar and Pale Tomato for the color, inking the stamp roughly in thirds, each third with a different color.

The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Salutations set.  I hand cut the banner for the sentiment on white cardstock, matting it with Stampin' Up Peach Parfait (retired). The triangle background was also matted with the Peach Parfait

To finish off the sentiment banner, I add three enamel dots from My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 2.