Birthday Greetings

The richness of the Abandoned Coral distress ink pops on this card, which is just the look I was going for. I wanted the saturated look for my background and achieved that using my clarity brushes and applying layers of ink, which I did inside my Misti, using the magnets to hold everything in place. For added texture, I sprinkled my background with water. I then stamped the birthday sentiment on vellum paper and heat embossed using gold embossing powder, adhering to my stencilled background with vellum tape. I used the vellum again to stamp and heat emboss my flowers, adding a bit of colour and die cutting the flowers to arrange around the birthday sentiment, with a couple of the flowers attached on foam dots. I added in a few of the primitive leaf dies sponged using the cracked pistachio and finished my card with a sprinkling of white, clear and gold sequins.

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Products: Artplorations Broken Glass Stencil, Impression Obsession Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Artful Flowers Stamp Set, Simon Says Stamp Designer Flowers Die Set, Frantic Stamper Primitive Leaves Die Set, Neenah Cardstock, Vellum 40lb. paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio, Versamark Embossing Ink, Martha Stewart Gold Embossing Powder, Foam Dots, Vellum Tape, Sequins. 


  1. Your stenciling is always so perfect; it looks like a die cut every time. You get such crisp, clean lines. This is so pretty.

  2. What a good idea to do your saturated background in your MISTI to help hold down your stencil. I Loved your results and your pretty vellum flower spray. TFS Kia. Hugs.

  3. Wow, Kia, what a gorgeous card, and I love the Abandoned Coral for such pop of color! Beautifully done, and I love the vellum flowers and sentiment embossed in gold! Love it all!! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

  4. Kia this is stunning. A fabulous design and gorgeous colour x


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