Birthday Again

It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC848), & we’re visiting a site called Desire to Inspire & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS to inspire my card.

For my card, I started by generously swiping the 2 Distress inks across piece of white card stock.  I first coated the entire piece w/ the raspberry, then came in w/ the violet from the bottom. It was heat set to dry the heavy ink application. The Rose Bg Strip image was stamped on top of the color w/ Versamark & heat embossed w/ clear powder. The embossing was to keep the color under the images, as is. I placed this panel, face up on the bottom plate of my embossing machine, spritzed it w/ water, then placed a blank white piece of c/s on top. Then I placed the top plate on it & ran it thru the machine. The first time I did this, the color went all over my bottom plate so the next time, I put it all inside a folded piece of copy paper.

Here is what the process looks like. First pic is before the image was heat embossed onto the inked bg.

Second pic is after misting & running thru the die cut machine w/ a blank piece of c/s on top. The color is lighter on the original (right side) because it transferred to the blank piece. The color stayed dark under the clear embossing & this embossing left the negative (white) image on the piece on the left. I’ll save this one for another project.

The two flowers were stamped, colored w/ Copics & die cut w/ their coordinating dies. I used a new label die for the greeting & added some gold rhinestones to the flower centers.

These are the Copics I used for the flowers:

so much for stopping by! 




Stamps: : Rubbernecker Stamps: Bird/Rose Bg Strip, Always on My Mind
Paper:  Staples 110# white
Ink:  Distress inks picked raspberry & wilted violet, Versamark
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Always on My Mind,Inside Scallop Frame, Outside Scallop Frame, Small Tags dies,  Crossover II, Misti, gems, clear embossing powder