Monday, 29 February 2016

inky birthday wishes

Yes, I had to do some more Distress Ink Lifting!

Here is a close-up to show the shimmer & sparkle of the stamped images and the shine & dimension of the multi-time heat embossed die "happy".

I stamped some smooth cardstock using flowers and leaves from the Winnie & Walter In Bloom - Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya stamp set using Versamark Ink.
I heat embossed the panel using sparkling clear embossing powder.
Then I applied the Distress Ink Lifting technique to the panel.
Full details on this technique, along with links to the tutorial where I learnt it, can be found here.
My card is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2" ... I just couldn't cut my panel down to a "normal" size.  To make it into a top fold card, I cut two panels, scored the back one at 3/4" and adhered them together using a strong liquid adhesive.
I cut a small piece of vellum so that the sentiment could be attached without distracting too much from the background.  I heat embossed the "birthday" onto the vellum using white embossing powder, the stamp is from the Winnie & Walter A Tree For All Seasons stamp set.
I die cut the "happy" to go with the "birthday", using the Winnie & Walter In A Word - Happy Cutaway.  I heat embossed the die cut four times using white embossing powder to give a lucsious, glossy finish.  I squished the happy into my Versamark Ink Pad thoroughly each time before applying the embossing powder.

Distress Inks used include Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:


Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Challenges

- I used stamps to create my background,
W&W In Bloom - Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya

- I used two different stamp sets to create my card,
W&W In Bloom - Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya (flowers & leaves)
W&W - 
A Tree For All Seasons (birthday sentiment)

- I have used lots of flowers and leaves to create my background,
W&W In Bloom - Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya



  1. What a lovely card and wonderful technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  2. Beautifully done, love the vellum addition

  3. Fabulous card, love your background !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x


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