Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Card

Embossing folders.  I've not had a machine where I could effectively use them.  That changed when I purchased my Grand Calibur.  However, this means that I haven't fully incorporated their craftiness into my skill set.  Yet, they are wonderful for texture and interest on a card.  This one today was made using that fabulous paper pad from Prima- Madeline.  Here's the details for this card:

  • The sentiment frame was cut using my Spellbinders Labels 18 die from a piece of script patterned paper. The sentiment was stamped using with brown Archival Ink.  
  • The second frame was cut using two different Spellbinders Labels 18 which I taped into place on a piece of patterned paper from the set.
  • The flowers were cut from patterned paper using my Posy dies.They were shaped and a pearl accent added to the center.
  • Several floral elements were  cut from brown and green cardstock scraps.  I've got pieces from my Spellbinders Floral Flourishes die, Our Daily Bread Designs Fancy Foliage, and some other dies I've long since forgotten where they came from.
  • The background is embossed with a folder and Vintage Photo Distress Ink brushed on the raised portion using my Ink Blending Tool.  The background and the card base were also edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  • A piece of seam binding tied to the frame finishes the design.  
I left the inside blank on this on to be added when the purpose is identified.   We're headed towards 90 degrees today here in Phoenix.  My goodness, but spring has sprung!

ETA:  I've linked this card up over at  They have a running challenge each month to use certain suppliers/products and then get featured over at their blog.  Here's my entry for the last part of February.   Click on this link to check out their latest challenge.  Their online store supplies many of my common tools and supplies and some of the lowest prices around.  Check them out.


  1. Love this darling card! Love the colors, the pretty papers, and your fun flowers!

  2. Wonderful card, love the embossing and your beautiful flowers. Embossing is something that I have not done in a long time - hmmm, maybe I need to dig them out. Thanks for the reminder and have a great week.


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