Thursday, October 11, 2012

Gilded Birthday Wishes

A friend and fellow mom at EARTHS Magnet School where our lil monkeys run, learn and play. Elizabeth is a single mom of two cute boys and has the unique, once in a lifetime birthday of 10-11-12!

I created this lovely composition card mixing my mediums. With Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for the base, Natural Composition and First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper. Heat embossing this frame from the Apothecary Art on the First Edition Specialty DSP is a different way to go about a card.

Heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler powder the Happiest Birthday from the Apothecary Art stamp set. The sentiment is bold, elegant and the Cherry Cobbler looks amazing! Using the Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers to color in the new gilded flowers and leaves.

Using the Labels Collection Framelits and Big Shot allow for easy cutting out and layering. I then cut out the wood page from the Naturals Composition Specialty DSP for a fun combination of different elements. A nod, too, to the StampinUpLNStampers challenge this week.

Taking the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Vintage Wallpaper Folder and Big Shot to dry emboss this lovely texture. Take the Versa Mark ink pad and rub lightly across the top of the new raised texture. Gold embossing powder and a heat gun and BAM a Stunning Gilded Card. Using Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive to raise each layer and create dimension.

This card shines almost as warm as Elizabeth does! Loving this mixing of mediums to create a very different card.
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