It's Your Birthday

Today is my sweet friend Lesley's birthday and this is the card I made for her. I thought it appropriate to share on her birthday.

I used this fun image from Studio Katia, called Best Friends. It has me smiling with the cats and dogs, and Lesley once had cats and I once had dogs. 

In my Misti I stamped my image using Ranger Jet Black ink and heat embossed using Nuvo Cyrstal Embossing Powder. It doesn't show in the picture, but the powder has a sparkly finish. I then gave the background a "Infusions" treatment using Rusty Car. I did not use a lot of the powder the first go, and I very much liked the look, so I did not add any further powder to the image, but I mixed a bit on my mat and with my paint brush, added a bit more colour to some of the animals. Once dry, I die cut the panel with my wonky rectangle die.

I decided it would look great on a bright cardstock, so used orange for my base and attached the panel using fun foam. Normally I would stamp on black cardstock for my sentiment, but I did not like that, so used more of the orange to stamp my sentiment, again using the jet black ink and heat embossing with the Nuvo powder and attaching it using foam dots. To finish I added Nuvo Jewel Drops in orange marmalade.

I hope you enjoyed this card today and thank you for visiting my blog.


xoxo, Kia