Friday, September 21, 2007

Kaylie's Birthday card

Every year I try to come up with something special for Kaylie's birthday card, so this is my creation for the Big 15! Six more months until the learner's permit... one more year to a new driver! Yikes!

I know she's going to love the colors I chose! As luck would have it, I was watching an old episode of Friends (my all-time favorite show!) last night, and saw someone in the background at Central Perk wearing a sweater with these colors and I really loved it!

I ran the chocolate piece through my Cuttlebug with the Swirls folder, then inked the swirls with Versamark and applied copper embossing powder. After heat embossing it, I sanded it a little to remove some of the copper and distress it a little. I've never tried that before, but I really like how it turned out! I also distressed the heads of the copper brads a little bit with an emery board so they weren't quite so bright. The dandelion and "make a wish" stamp are from my new Gina K set that I finally got a chance to use. It's a great set that can be used especially for birthday cards, and even better $7.00 from every set purchased benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation! You should pick up a set!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Gina K Make-a-Wish, Impression Obsession swirl background
Ink: Stampin' Up So Saffron, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean; Tsukineko Versarmark
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder; Stampin' Up clear and copper embossing powders, copper brads, Word Window punch, piercing template; dotted ribbon and piercing tool - unknown


Lori said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you embossed the Cuttlebug background piece.

Niki Estes said...

I love the added embossing powder to the cuttlebug embossing. It really makes it pop!