Friday 5 September 2014

Seize the Birthday {and make a wish!}

Hey crafty peeps. Long time, no blog!
Still adjusting to the empty nest, learning to love my DH all over again, and CLEARING OUT THE MESS left behind by those fledglings...
But! September is a birthday heavy-month for our family, so here's the first of several BD cards.
I'm sending this one in to:
Seize the Birthday's "anything goes" . The actual challenge this week is to use black & white--may try one of those later.
Anyway, today's card uses the awesome technique of water-coloring with embossing folders.
Ink up the embossing folder, spritz with pearlized water, then place your watercolor paper or card-stock inside the folder, and press.  I used Distress ink minis for this one, and Paper Wishes' wonderful dandelion embossing folder.
Inked up the edges with some sponged Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive ink.
The sentiment is a new die set from the Stamps of Life.  The set includes the words as well as a shadow die.  I used vellum for the shadow, to make the sentiment distinct from the background, but without hiding all that watercolor goodness.
Here's a close-up:
I created perfectly matching letters by inking white card-stock with the Crushed Olive ink.
Final look:
Inside of the card says "make a wish."

Happy weekend!

Watercolor paper & vellum--Michael's
Card-stock in Twilight and White Daisy, CTMH
Distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss and Tumbled Glass.
Ranger Perfect Pearls powder; mister
foam tape 
Liquid Glass
Wink of Stella glitter pen


  1. What a great technique to achieve this wonderful dandelion! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. This is beautiful, so many pretty elements to this card to look at! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  3. This turned out so beautifully! What a great folder, the colors are wonderful!


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