Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vintage-y Birthday Card for a non-vintage friend

I usually prefer to make or combine embellishments instead of using kits, but I couldn't resist making a card with the ephemera that came with my Graphics 45 Fashionista paper pack.

I stamped & heat-embossed the red bits, using two stamps from the gorgeous {ippity} stamps I won from last week's Card Positioning Sketch Challenge!!! Thank you Banu, I love them. Seriously, check out this line of stamps...they are high-quality, unmounted rubber stamps, but they come with foam attached so that you can put them on your block and get stamping.

I even managed to squeeze Birthday Sundae's Anything Goes and Tellen's Place EmbalmingEmbossing challenges into this card. Hope she has as much on her big day as I did making this!

The cake isn't from the set, but it seemed just right. I know she likes chocolate cake, so I colored it with copics. I used E17, E 08, and came out so nicely that I actually got hungry! The 3 is a glittery rub-on from my stash.

Tellen's Place Challenge: Embossing
Birthday Sundaes Challenge #3: Anything Goes Birthday

Supplies: flourish & wreath stamps from Regal Greetings set by {ippity} Stamps, cake stamp from Together Forever by Stampin' Up! (2007), sentiment stamp from Studio G, Graphics 45 Fashionista paper pack, Martha Stewart embossing powder, border & scalloped punches, and detailing scissors, Offray ribbon, ZipDry glue, Marvy heat tool, Copic markers


  1. What a fantastic gift to recieve. I know your friend will be over the moon. Fab embossing. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  2. I'm sure your friend will love it thanks for playing along at Tellens Place this week good luck
    Luv Jane xxx

  3. I love the Vintage look. Great card! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes.

  4. This is awesome! This pack looks like it was a lot of fun! I love the vintage feel of this creation and I'm sure your friend will love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Birthday Sundaes this week!

  5. Lovely card. Do love the vintage. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  6. Hi. This is fabulous and very bright and colourful too. Love the embossing, with all the extra detail. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Sandra xxx

  7. Hi - love the fantastic papers you used and all the great details you've added. Thanks for joining us for our "Embossing" challenge over at Tellen's Place this week. ;~)


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