Monday 27 March 2017

Clean and SImple Birthday Wishes

This card was made for a friend, who often comes and crafts with me.  She is too busy over the next few weeks to make our usual weekly craft sessions and I will miss her company; Happy Birthday and I hope you like your gift too!  I was really pleased with the way that the card turned out.  Full of class, like the recipient.

I cut a piece of Sheena's stamping card 14.8cm x 14.8cm and laid it centrally over a 17.2cm x 17.2cm pre made white card blank.  I then masked off the top and bottom of the card, leaving a 4cm strip open across both the topper and the base card.  I blended a mixture of Funky Fuchsia and Groovy Grapes Artistry inks over the gap.
Having dried the ink with a heat gun and also having used an antistatic pad over the inked section, I stamped one of the outline flower stamps from the Flower Glossary stamp set by Martha Stewart five times across the coloured section.  I used Versamark ink and added detail white embossing powder by Cosmic Shimmer, making sure that the images went off the coloured band, both top and bottom alternately.  Despite my preparations, the embossing powder clung to areas that I didn't want it to, so I used a small dry brush to get rid of as much of the excess as I could before heat setting the images.
I then added a 1mm black mat to the topper and glued it to the main card, making sure that the coloured strip was level on both sides.


For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment by Honey Doo Crafts; You are not getting older, you are increasing in value. 
The only thing remaining to do was to stamp and heat emboss the 'Birthday Wishes' stamp (Black Onyx Versafine ink and clear embossing powder) above the coloured band.

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