Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Copper Graffiti Birthday Card

It's only September but that is when I start thinking about birthday cards for the guys in my family 'cause October comes and there is one guy birthday after another.  I'll be making lots more of this card!  Yep, they'll all get the same one.

This one uses one of my favorite techniques — sort of a variation of "kissing"!  Ink up the stamp, I inked the Watercolor Wash background with Sahara Sand ink, then stamped it onto the Brick Wall embossing folder (stamp onto the side without the Sizzix word).  It leaves the brick design on the background.  Then stamp it onto the Very Vanilla layer.

The greeting is the "happy birthday" from the Watercolor Words set. It was stamped in Versamark then used my Heat Tool to emboss with Copper Embossing Powder from the 2016 Holiday Catalog. Oh my word that copper is beautiful! The combo makes me think of graffiti.

For a really simple card you could leave it alone at this point but I thought a little embellishment would be fun. This is 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, frayed, 3 loops of Copper Thread and a Pretty Pines Thinlits branch cut out of Copper Foil all attached with a couple of staples.

The base card is Crumb Cake, the stamped layer is Very Vanilla layered onto Copper Foil.  The Copper Foil is too precious to "waste" so I cut the middle out of my layer.

Tip:  Before embossing, rub the Embossing Buddy over the paper, It will give you the cleanest surface for embossing.

Thanks for looking!


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